(1906-1976) English film producer and director. He was an influential figure in the British film industry of the 1940s. His films include Odd Man Out 1947, The Third Man 1949, The Fallen Idol 1950, Our Man in Havana 1959, and the Academy Award-winning musical Oliver! 1968.
The illegitimate son of actor Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who died when Reed was 11, he followed his father onto the stage as an actor before finding work at Ealing studios as a dialogue coach. The Fallen Idol and The Third Man were both written for him by Graham Greene. His other films include The Running Man 1962.
Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites.
Any of various perennial tall, slender grasses of wet or marshy environments; in particular, species of the genera Phragmites and Arundo; also the stalk of any of these plants. The common reed p. australis attains a height of 3 m/10 ft, having stiff, erect leaves and straight stems bearing a plume of purplish flowers.