Brian Clemens Dead at 83 – Wrote for Hammer, Harryhausen, and The Avengers
What an incredible career Brian Clemens had, and what an amazing amount of enjoyment that he brought to so many of us movie (and TV) geeks over the years. Clemens was a British screenwriter and producer with an enormous cult following. He was best known for The Avengers, the show starring Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman (and later Diana Rigg) for which he wrote the pilot episode and was the chief scriptwriter from 1961 to 1969. Hammer Horror fans admired him for his clever scripts for DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (1971) and CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER (1974), which was also his sole directorial credit and one of the best and most unusual films from Hammer Studio. Clemens also wrote the horror films AND SOON THE DARKNESS (1970), SEE NO EVIL (1971), THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS (1980), and the wonderful Ray Harryhausen epic THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974). Brian Clemens was 83.