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Tony Richardson (I) (1928–1991)


Tony Richardson was born on June 5, 1928 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England as Cecil Antonio Richardson. He was a director and producer, known for Tom Jones (1963), A Taste of Honey (1961) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He was married to Vanessa Redgrave. He died on November 14, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Tom Jones
Tom Jones Director
(1963)
A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey Director
(1961)
Blue Sky
Blue Sky Director
(1994)

Filmography

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 1994 Blue Sky
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie) (segment "Hills Like White Elephants")
 1990 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1986 The Penalty Phase (TV Movie)
 1982 The Border
 1978 A Death in Canaan (TV Movie)
 1975 Mahogany (uncredited)
 1974 Dead Cert
 1970 Ned Kelly
 1969 Hamlet
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
 1966 Mademoiselle
 1965 The Loved One
 1963 Tom Jones
 1961 Sanctuary
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 The Gambler (TV Movie)
 1956 Momma Don't Allow (Documentary short)
 1955 Othello (TV Movie)
 1955 Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon (TV Movie)
 1955 Appointment with Drama (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Rivals (1955)
 1955 It Should Happen to a Dog (TV Movie)
 1955 You Know What People Are (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1955)
- Episode #1.5 (1955)
- Episode #1.4 (1955)
- Episode #1.3 (1955)
- Episode #1.2 (1955)
 1954 Parliament of Science (TV Movie documentary)
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Box for One (1953) ... (uncredited)
- Curtain Down (1953)
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"The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" (play revival) by Tennessee Williams, produced by David Merrick and directed by Tony Richardson on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater: 5 performances + 2 previews beginning on December 30, 1963. Cast included Tallulah Bankhead as Mrs. Goforth, Ruth Ford as the Witch of Capri, ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

It's no exaggeration to say that the "sequence" group changed the whole way of feeling and thinking about film in England--at any rate for a few inspiring years, before the British sank once again into complacency and philistinism.

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As president of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, he directed such plays as "Peer Gynt" and "King John". Richardson graduated from Oxford in 1952 and joined the BBC as a producer. In 1956 he became associate director of the English Stage Company. The first play he produced was John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger". This started a fruitful collaborative cycle which included work on several ... See more »

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