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Bill Forsyth
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Born in Glasgow, Glasgow
Born on 29th of July 1946

Born 1946 - Scottish filmmaker.

Began in film industry in 1963. His comedy That Sinking Feeling was well received at 1979 Edinburgh Film Festival. Early films included Gregory’s Girl (1980) and Local Hero (1983). Moved to Hollywood in 1980s. Other films include Housekeeping (1987) and Being Human (1994).

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