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Christopher Thomas Morahan

(1929-07-09)9 July 1929
London, England
Died 7 April 2017(2017-04-07) (aged 87)
London, England
Occupation Stage and television director
Years active 1957–2017
Spouse(s) Joan Murray (her death)
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Christopher Thomas Morahan CBE (9 July 1929 – 7 April 2017) was an English stage and television director and production executive.

From 1972 to 1976, he was the Head of Plays for BBC Television, a department responsible for such series as Play for Today. Morahan joined the National Theatre in 1977 as Deputy Director and was appointed Co-Director of the Olivier Theatre.

He was involved in creating the 14-part television drama The Jewel in the Crown (1984), of which he was co-director and producer. The series won a Primetime Emmy Award and a BAFTA TV Award in 1985.

Morahan was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Morahan died on 7 April 2017 in London at the age of 87. He died on the same day as Tim Pigott-Smith, one of the leads in The Jewel in the Crown.

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