Lionel Chetwynd Biography (1940-)

Born January 29, 1940, in London, England; immigrated to Canada, 1948, naturalized citizen, 1953; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Peter and Betty (maidenname, Dion) Chetwynd; married Gloria Carlin (an actress); children: MichaelAnthony, Joshua Stephen.

Nationality
Canadian, American
Ethnicity
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, writer
Birth Details
January 29, 1940
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Series
  • National Desk, PBS, 1997
  • Director; Movies
  • So Proudly We Hail (also known as Skinheads), CBS, 1990
  • Varian's War, Showtime, 2000
  • Executive Producer; Movies
  • Evil in Clear River (also known as Hate on Trial and Winter in Clear River), ABC, 1988
  • So Proudly We Hail (also known as Skinheads), CBS, 1990
  • Kissinger and Nixon, TNT, 1995
  • Producer; Movies
  • (With Gerry Arbeid) Goldenrod, CBS, 1977
  • Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, NBC, 1977
  • Color of Justice, Showtime, 1997
  • Executive Producer; Specials
  • "To Heal a Nation," General Electric Theatre, NBC, 1988
  • "Fear in America," Reverse Angle, PBS, 1992
  • "The Education Wars," Reverse Angle, PBS, 1993
  • Other
  • Supervising producer of The Godfather Wars.
  • Television Appearances
  • Himself, Hollywood, D.C., 2000
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Morning Comes, Heritage Films, 1975
  • Two Solitudes, New World-Mutual, 1978
  • The Hanoi Hilton, Cannon, 1987
  • Director and supervising producer of the film Redline.
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • Bleeding Great Orchids, produced in London, then off-Broadway, 1971
  • Maybe That's Your Problem (musical), produced in London, 1971 published by Plays, Inc., 1971
  • (With others) We the People ... 200, 1987
  • Screenplays
  • (With Mordecai Richler) The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (alsoknown as L'apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz; based on the novel by Mordecai Richler), Paramount, 1974
  • Morning Comes, Heritage Films, 1975
  • The American 1776 (official U.S. Bicentennial Film), 1976
  • Two Solitudes (based on a novel by Hugh McLennan), New World-Mutual, 1978
  • (Author of story with Robert Altman and Patricia Resnick) Quintet,Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • (As Peter Dion) The Hot Touch, Astral Films, 1981
  • The Hanoi Hilton, Cannon, 1987
  • Also author of Redline.
  • Teleplays
  • Miniseries
  • Miracle on Ice, ABC, 1981
  • Sadat, syndicated, 1983
  • Joseph (also known as The Bible: Joseph and Joseph in Egypt), TNT, 1995
  • Moses (also known as The Bible: Moses), TNT, 1996
  • Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (also known as Incident at RubyRidge and The Siege at Ruby Ridge), CBS, 1996
  • NetForce (also known as Tom Clancy's Netforce), ABC, 1999
  • P. T. Barnum, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Movies
  • Goldenrod (based on a novel by D. H. Harkin), CBS, 1977
  • It Happened One Christmas (based on the film It's a Wonderful Life), ABC, 1977
  • Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, NBC, 1977
  • A Whale for the Killing (based on the book by Farley Mowat), ABC,1980
  • Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (also known as Desert Blades; based on a story by Chetwynd), CBS, 1981
  • Children in the Crossfire, NBC, 1984
  • So Proudly We Hail, CBS, 1990
  • Doomsday Gun, HBO, 1994
  • Jacob (also known as Jacob: A TNT Bible Story), TNT, 1994
  • Falling from the Sky! Flight 174 (also known as Freefall: Flight 174), ABC, 1995
  • Kissinger and Nixon, TNT, 1995
  • The Man Who Captured Eichmann, TNT, 1996
  • Color of Justice, Showtime, 1997
  • Varian's War, Showtime, 2000
  • Specials
  • "To Heal a Nation," General Electric Theatre, NBC, 1988
  • The Heroes of Desert Storm, ABC, 1991
  • "Fear in America," Reverse Angle, PBS, 1992
  • "The Education Wars," Reverse Angle, PBS, 1993
  • Episodic
  • Writer of episodes for National Desk, PBS.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • New Republic, April 27, 1987, p. 26
    • New York, April 13, 1987, p. 90

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