Lester James Peries

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Birthday
5, 1919
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Death Date
Apr 29, 2018 (99)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1919
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Death Date
Apr 29, 2018 (99)

About

Internationally acclaimed director of films depicting the lives of rural Sri Lankan people, such as the films Revaka and Yuganthaya.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school to pursue journalism at age 17.

Trivia

He was awarded the Fellini Gold Medal for an outstanding film career at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.

Family Life

He met his wife Sumitra in Paris and married her in 1964.

Associated With

He and famed actress Jacqueline Fernandez were both natives of Sri Lanka.

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