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Name: Tony Richardson  
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Date of Birth: 5th June 1928
Place of Birth: Shipley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Tony Richardson (June 5, 1928 - November 14, 1991) was a British director, producer and director.

He was born as Cecil Antonio Richardson in Shipley, Yorkshire in 1928. He was representative of the British "New Wave" of directors. After starting in the British theatre with the New English Stage Company, he co-founded Woodfall Films, with the dramatist John Osborne. In 1964 he received two Academy Awards (Best Director and Best Picture) for Tom Jones (1963). He was married to the actress Vanessa Redgrave (1962-1967) and had two daughters, Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson. He was bisexual (which he had carefully hidden for as long as possible) and died from complications of AIDS at the age of 63 in 1991.

Filmography (selected)

  • Look Back in Anger (1958)
  • The Entertainer (1960)
  • Sanctuary (1961)
  • A Taste of Honey (1961)
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (aka Rebel with a Cause) (1962)
  • Tom Jones (1963)
  • Hamlet (1969)
  • Ned Kelly (1970)
  • The Border (1982)
  • The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
  • Blue Sky (1994)

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