Leon Clore

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Born(1918-07-09)July 9, 1918
DiedFebruary 9, 1992(1992-02-09) (aged 73)
London, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1947-1986

Leon Clore (born on July 9 1918; died February 9 1992 in London)[1] was a British film producer who was primarily involved in documentary and short films, as well as several major movie pictures.[2]


Clore's film career began as the first assistant director for the British film The Silver Darlings in 1947. Up to 1951 he worked in various positions at the Crown Film Unit before taking charge of Basic Films. He first appeared as a film producer in 1951, and was responsible for the documentary short film Sunday by the Sea. His documentary The Conquest of Everest was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[3] In 1958 he produced the romantic film Virgin Island directed by Pat Jackson and starring John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier; in 1966 the comedy Morgan (A Suitable Case for Treatment) starring David Warner and Vanessa Redgrave; in 1969 the comedy All Neat in Black Stockings with Victor Henry in the leading role; and in 1981 The French Lieutenant's woman (film) directed by Karel Reisz, starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.

His last involvement in the film business was in the documentary short "Your Degree and the Royal Navy?" In 1986. At the end of his career, Leon Clore appeared in over 50 films.

Personal life

Leon Clore was born on July 9, 1918. He was the nephew of Sir Charles Clore, whose foundation enabled the Tate Britain of the Clore Gallery to adequately present the William Turner estate. Clore died of cancer in London on February 9, 1992 at the age of 73.[1]

Filmography (selection)

  • 1951: Sunday by the Sea (documentary short film)
  • 1953: The Conquest of Everest
  • 1957: Apaches
  • 1957: Time Without Pity
  • 1958: Virgin Island
  • 1966: Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment
  • 1969: All Neat in Black Stockings
  • 1981: The French Lieutenant’s Woman (film)
  • 1986: Your Degree and the Royal Navy? (Documentary short)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Leon Clore, 73, a film producer whose credits include "The French Lieutenant's Woman".
  2. "Leon Clore British Film Institute".
  3. "The 26th Academy Awards - 1954". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2018-01-17.

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