Don Sharp (1922-2011)

Don Sharp, Tasmanian-born film director, best known for his genre work at the Hammer studio, died December 18, aged 89. His films included The Kiss of the Vampire (1963), Witchcraft (1964), Curse of the Fly (1965), Rasputin, the Mad Monk and The Face of Fu Manchu (both 1966), Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon (1967) and Psychomania (1973). Before stepping behind the camera, Sharp had been an actor, playing ‘Mitch’ Mitchell in the 1953 BBC radio serial Journey Into Space.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]