Emeric Pressburger
(1902-1988)

Died aged c. 86

Emeric Pressburger (born Imre József Pressburger; 5 December 1902 – 5 February 1988) was a Jewish-British screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for his series of film collaborations with Michael Powell, in a collaboration partnership known as the Archers, and produced a series of films, including 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (US: Stairway to Heaven, 1946), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). He has been played on screen by Alec Westwood in the award-winning short film Òran na h-Eala (2022) which explores Moira Shearer's life-changing decision to appear in The Red Shoes.

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Michael Powell 1905-1990 Emeric Pressburger 1902-1988 film-makers worked here in flat 120

Dorset House, Gloucester Place, Marylebone, NW1 5AG, London, United Kingdom where they worked