From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John English (June 25, 1903 in Cumberland, United Kingdom – October 11, 1969 in Los Angeles, California) was a film director. He is most famous for the film serials he co-directed with William Witney for Republic Pictures such as Zorro's Fighting Legion and Drums of Fu Manchu. He was credited variously as John W English, John English or Jack English. Description above from the Wikipedia article John English (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.