Paul Lynch (director)

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Paul Lynch
Born (1946-07-11) July 11, 1946 (age 76)
Liverpool, England, UK
Occupation(s)film director and television director
Years active1968 present

Paul Lynch (born July 11, 1946) is a Canadian film director and television director. [1]


Lynch came to Canada in 1960. He left school to become a cartoonist for the Toronto Star and then served as a photographer for a number of small-town newspapers. This led to work in film, including a 90-minute documentary on Penthouse magazine commissioned by its publisher, Bob Guccione. His first feature film was The Hard Part Begins . [2] This was followed by the box-office hit Prom Night , a straightforward slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen. [3] Lynch has only made movies periodically, pursuing instead a career directing for American television.



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  1. "Paul Lynch: The filmmaker as working-class hero". Cinema Canada , March 1983.
  2. Weisberg, Sam (November 18, 2011). "Interview with Paul Lynch". Hidden Films. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  3. Canby, Vincent (August 16, 1980). "'Prom Night,' Chiller from Canada, Masks Gore". The New York Times .