Photo Gallery Hollywood Years
After witnessing the horrors of the First World War, Brian returned to Belfast, only to find that things were not much better. He decided to take a grant and study in Canada. From here he moved to Paris. He then moved to Hollywood where his skills at set design were recongnised. Legendary director John Ford then mentored Brian and soon he was directing his own films. These images are from both his early career in the film making capital of the world and his later return visits to America.
BDH and George Cukor
Brian and George Cukor - Copyright © Allan Warren
John Ford and Brian on the set of Dangeorus Exile (1953) - Courtesy of the BFI