The Ipcress File (film)

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The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Michael Caine.wikipedia
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Michael Caine

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The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Michael Caine.
He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in British films, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969).

Sidney J. Furie

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The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Michael Caine.
He won a BAFTA Film Award and was nominated for a Palme d'Or for his work on the acclaimed spy thriller The Ipcress File starring Michael Caine.

The IPCRESS File

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The screenplay, by Bill Canaway and James Doran, was based on Len Deighton's novel The IPCRESS File (1962).
It was made into a film in 1965 produced by Harry Saltzman, directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Michael Caine.

Harry Palmer

This film and its sequels were a deliberately downbeat alternative to the hugely successful James Bond films, even though one of the Bond producers, Harry Saltzman, was involved with the Harry Palmer series, along with other personnel who had been contracted to work on one or more of the 007 movies.
When developing the film The Ipcress File, based on Len Deighton's novel of the same name, the production team needed a name for the previously anonymous secret agent protagonist, they chose "Harry Palmer", because they wanted a dull, unglamorous name to distance him from Ian Fleming's James Bond, the stereotypical flamboyant, swashbuckling spy.

BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film

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It received a BAFTA award for the Best British film released in 1965.

Nigel Green

Because of his strapping build, commanding height (6 feet 4 inches) and regimental demeanour he would often be found playing military types and men of action in such classic 1960s films as Jason and the Argonauts, Zulu, Tobruk and The Ipcress File.

Len Deighton

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The screenplay, by Bill Canaway and James Doran, was based on Len Deighton's novel The IPCRESS File (1962).
Several of Deighton's novels have been adapted as films including The IPCRESS File, Funeral in Berlin, Billion Dollar Brain and Spy Story.

David Glover (actor)

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He appeared in British television series and films The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, Carry On... Follow That Camel, The Avengers, Z-Cars, Priest of Love, The Bill, Edward II, Castles, Dracula and others.

Aubrey Richards

His films included The Ipcress File (1965), It! (1967), The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970), Under Milk Wood (1972), Endless Night (1972) and Savage Messiah (1972) as the mayor.

Oliver MacGreevy

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Among his roles he played Housemartin in The Ipcress File (1965) and made an appearance as both the Gardener and the Electrician in the first episode of The Prisoner TV series ("Arrival", 1967).

W. H. Canaway

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The screenplay, by Bill Canaway and James Doran, was based on Len Deighton's novel The IPCRESS File (1962).
As Bill Canaway, he co-wrote the screenplay for the 1965 film version of Len Deighton's The IPCRESS File.

Sue Lloyd

Lloyd was a foil to Michael Caine's Harry Palmer in the spy thriller The Ipcress File.

Gordon Jackson (actor)

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He later had supporting roles in the films The Great Escape, The Bridal Path and The Ipcress File.

BFI Top 100 British films

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In 1999, it was included at number 59 on the BFI list of the 100 best British films of the 20th century.

Harry Saltzman

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This film and its sequels were a deliberately downbeat alternative to the hugely successful James Bond films, even though one of the Bond producers, Harry Saltzman, was involved with the Harry Palmer series, along with other personnel who had been contracted to work on one or more of the 007 movies.
In 1958, he had set up the production company Lowndes Productions, but he did not use it for film production until 1965, and used it for eight productions thereafter, among them his three Harry Palmer films with Michael Caine: The Ipcress File (1965), Funeral in Berlin (1966) and Billion Dollar Brain (1967).

Douglas Blackwell

He also appeared in films such as: A Prize of Arms (1962), The Ipcress File (1965), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Labyrinth (1986) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).

John Barry (composer)

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Among other crew members who worked on The Ipcress File and had also worked on the Bond films up to this point were the production designer Ken Adam, the film editor Peter Hunt and the film score composer John Barry.
The instrumental recording features the Cimbalom (which Barry also used for The Ipcress File (1965) and other themes) and Moog synthesizers.

Peter R. Hunt

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Among other crew members who worked on The Ipcress File and had also worked on the Bond films up to this point were the production designer Ken Adam, the film editor Peter Hunt and the film score composer John Barry.
He also worked with Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli on the 1963 Bob Hope film Call Me Bwana, and with Saltzman and a few other Bond veterans on the non-Eon thriller The IPCRESS File.

Ken Adam

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Among other crew members who worked on The Ipcress File and had also worked on the Bond films up to this point were the production designer Ken Adam, the film editor Peter Hunt and the film score composer John Barry.
Adam's other film credits include The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), the Michael Caine espionage thriller The Ipcress File (1965) and its sequel Funeral in Berlin (1966), the Peter O'Toole version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), Sleuth (1972), Salon Kitty (1976), Agnes of God (1985), Addams Family Values (1993), and The Madness of King George (1994).

Bullet to Beijing

Decades later Michael Caine returned to the character in Harry Alan Towers's Bullet to Beijing (1995) and Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996).
Bullet to Beijing is a 1995 made-for-television film that continues the adventures of the fictional spy Harry Palmer, who appeared in the 1960s films The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain, based on books by author Len Deighton.