Birth Name: Basil Clive Dear
Born: 1 January 1911 Died: 23 March 1971
Born and residing in: United Kingdom
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Melissa Stribling
Basil Dearden was an English film director.
Dearden was born at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. He graduated from theatre direction to film, working as an assistant to Basil Dean. He later changed his own name to Dearden to avoid confusion with his mentor.
He first began working as a director at Ealing Studios, co-directing comedy films with Will Hay, including The Goose Steps Out (1942) and My Learned Friend (1943). He worked on the influential chiller compendium Dead of
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