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Overview (2)

Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (natural causes)

Mini Bio (1)

Educated at Middlesex College, Ralph started working in films as a clapper boy. He gave up on the movie industry in 1934 going to work as a journalist. During WWII he served with the 9th Lancers cavalry regiment. After the war he joined the Rank organisation and soon became one of their directors.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Spouse (1)

Joyce Spanjer (1944 - 17 March 2001) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Brother of Gerald Thomas and father of Jeremy Thomas
Directed Dirk Bogarde nine times in feature films.
Directed James Robertson Justice 13 times.
Before World War II, he worked as an assistant to David Lean.
Saw action at El Alamein and was awarded the Military Cross.
Best known for the series of "Doctor' films, starring Dirk Bogarde.
He directed two actors who died on April 26, 1976: Sidney James in The Assassin (1952), The Iron Petticoat (1956), Campbell's Kingdom (1957), The 39 Steps (1959), Carry On Regardless (1961) and Carry On Cruising (1962) and Neil McCallum in Quest for Love (1971).
He co-directed two films with his younger brother Gerald Thomas: Carry On Regardless (1961) and Carry On Cruising (1962).

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