Gordon Wellesley

Gordon Wong Wellesley (8 December 1894 1980) was an Australian-born screenwriter and writer of Chinese descent.[1] Born in Sydney in 1894[2] he wrote over thirty screenplays in the United States and Britain, often collaborating with the director Carol Reed.[3] He began his career in Hollywood in the early 1930s and worked in Britain beginning about 1935.[4] He was married to the scriptwriter Katherine Strueby.[5] He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story at the 1942 Oscars for Night Train to Munich, which was based on his novel, Report on a Fugitive.

He lived in Hammersmith Road, London and after World War II he worked on several television scripts.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. 1 2 "The High Command". Colonial Film: Moving Pictures of the British Empire. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  2. According to the researcher Steve Holland, he may have been born in China, the son of Florence Edith Wellesley and an unknown father named Wong. Holland suggests that Wellesley reversed his last name and middle name.
  3. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0919968/
  4. 1 2 Holland, Steve. "Paperback Cover Cavalcade 6". Bear Alley (blog). Blogspot. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  5. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/19382

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