John Angus Basil CrockettBorn: Thu 31st January 1918
Died: Sat 11th October 1986 (age: 68)
He directed the Doctor Who story The Aztecs in 1964, one of the most highly regarded of the black and white stories. In the 2002 DVD release of the story, the actor John Ringham is effusive in his praise for Crockett.
In 1939, he was a student of Art at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London, UK.
In 1944 he established a theatre company called The Compass Players. It was a travelling company that intended to perform high quality theatre to audiences who would not normally have access to it. During this time Crockett met his wife to be, Anne Marguritte Stern, first daughter of Dr. William Joseph Stern OBE, an eminent physicist. They raised their family in the Cotswolds, where he continued to paint.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, John produced a number of plays for both the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
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