Myth Makers: Waris Hussein

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Starring: Waris Hussein
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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  September 2005
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x DVD

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“It was all done at the last minute. I can’t pretend it was all very artistic and we sat and planned it for months ahead!"

WARIS HUSSEIN was born in British Colonial India before being brought to England aged nine by his parents. His interest in drama blossomed during his time at university and this led to him joining the BBC as a trainee.

As the youngest director at the BBC, WARIS was allocated to direct the first DOCTOR WHO story, including the pilot. We find out about the frustrations and challenges he faced and subsequently how much more rewarding it was to direct MARCO POLO.

After DOCTOR WHO, WARIS became one of Britain and America’s leading drama directors with his services very much in demand. He has worked with many of the most talented and famous actors in the world.

In this MYTH MAKERS, WARIS tells us about DOCTOR WHO, his favourite and most prestigious work and how he won both a BAFTA and EMMY along the way!


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