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Name: Richard Eyre  
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Date of Birth: 28th March 1943
Place of Birth: Barnstaple, Devon, England, UK
Profession: Director
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Sir Richard Eyre, (born 28 March 1943), is a British film and theatre director.

Educated at Peterhouse College, Cambridge and Lincoln College, Oxford, Richard Eyre is a noted British stage director and was director of the National Theatre (which became the Royal National Theatre during his time there) between 1987 and 1997. His diaries during this time have been published as National Service and won the 2003 Theatre Book Prize.

His most noted theatre productions are of Guys & Dolls, Hamlet with Daniel Day Lewis, King Lear with Ian Holm, and Hedda Gabler with Eve Best.

For film he directed the Falklands War story Tumbledown (starring Colin Firth), Iris, a biopic of writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch (starring Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent) and, most recently, Stage Beauty, a period drama adapted from the play by Jeffrey Hatcher (starring Claire Danes and Billy Crudup).

He has been the recipient of numerous directing awards including three Olivier Awards.

Eyre served as a Governor of the BBC between 1995 and 2003.

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