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Terence Davies is an English screenwriter and film director. He is the sole screenwriter of all his films, and his films are often at least partially autobiographical.
After the success of his short- to medium-length film series The Terence Davies Trilogy, Terence wrote and directed his critical acclaimed Distant Voices, Still Lives, which was voted the third greatest British film of all time in a 2011 Time Out Magazine poll. After finding further success with The Long Day Closes and Neon Bible, in 2000 Terence wrote and directed The House of Mirth, based on Edith Wharton’s novel of the same name. Of Time and the City in 2008 saw Terence return to his native Liverpool, and the film premiered out of competition at the 2008 Cannes film festival. His newest film, Benediction, is about the English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
As one of the most respected British Film makers, Terence became a Fellow of the British Film Institute in 2007.