Brideshead Revisited producer Derek Granger has died on the age of 101.
uring his TV profession, Granger additionally produced ITV’s long-running cleaning soap Coronation Avenue in its early days from 1961-1962 when he labored at Granada Tv, now often known as ITV Granada.
A press release from his shut mates mentioned: “Brideshead Revisited producer Derek Granger has died peacefully at his house on the age of 101.”
Born in 1921, Granger beforehand wrote theatre critiques for the Brighton Night Argus earlier than transferring to the Monetary Instances to change into the paper’s first drama critic on the suggestion of the late veteran actor Laurence Olivier.
He later turned the top of drama at Granada Tv, engaged on a wide range of in style dramas together with Nation Issues and the 1976 manufacturing of Cat on a Sizzling Tin Roof with Olivier, Natalie Wooden and Robert Wagner.
Shortly after Coronation Avenue was launched in December 1960, Granger spent a interval working because the producer on the cleaning soap opera, which he as soon as known as a “god-like position”.
In an interview with the Telegraph earlier this yr forward of his one hundred and first birthday, he informed the newspaper: “I had extra enjoyable doing that than the rest I’ve carried out in tv.
“It’s a god-like position, it’s marvellous. You’ve bought the facility of life and demise, love and intercourse.”
Granger is finest often known as the producer of the 1981 award-winning adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews.
Making an attempt his hand at cinema, he additionally produced numerous movies together with A Handful Of Mud and The place Angels Worry To Tread.
A press release from ITV mentioned: “With nice unhappiness the manufacturing crew at Coronation Avenue and ITV Studios wish to ship heartfelt condolences to Derek’s household and mates.”
Granger was in a long-term relationship with inside designer Kenneth Partridge, who famously revamped John Lennon’s home in Surrey, till Partridge’s demise in 2015.