Tony Richardson (United Kingdom)

Tony Richardson was born in 1928 in UK. He graduated from Oxford. Richardson rose from head of the university's dramatic society to the pinnacle of the British film industry during the early 1960s. In 1956 he contributed to Free Cinema Movement by co-directing documentary Momma Don´t Allow. John Osborne play Look Back in Anger which Richadson succesfully staged with English Stage Company in Royal Court Theatre became also his feature-film debut. Richardson and Osborne founded together production company Woodfall Films. Company´s subsequent movies, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) and, more notably, Tom Jones (1963 – which won four Academy Awards), established Richardson as a prominent director among other filmmakers of the British „new wave“. Richardson was considered a successful iconoclast, challenging his audience and dazzling them as well with his creative camera work and inventiveness. Unfortunately, Richardson's 1968 reworking of The Charge of the Light Brigade became great financial loss and Woodfall went bankrupt. He made several more films (also in Hollywood), including Ned Kelly (1969) starring Mick Jagger , Joseph Andrews (1977), The Border (1982), and Hotel New Hampshire (1984) but none of them unfortunately caught the public's taste. Tony Richardson died in 1991.

Filmography

  • Momma Don't Allow - together with Karel Reisz
    22´, UK, 1955
  • Look Back in Anger
    98´, UK, 1959
  • The Entertainer
    96´, UK, 1960
  • Sanctuary
    90´, USA, 1961
  • A Taste of Honey
    100´, UK, 1961
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    104´, UK, 1962
  • Tom Jones
    128´, UK, 1963
  • The Loved One
    122´, USA, 1965
  • Mademoiselle
    100´, UK/France, 1966
  • Red and Blue
    36´, UK, 1967
  • The Sailor from Gibraltar
    91´, UK, 1967
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
    139´, UK, 1968
  • Laughter in the Dark
    104´, UK/France, 1969
  • Hamlet
    117´, UK, 1969
  • Ned Kelly
    99´, UK, 1970
  • A Delicate Balance
    133´, UK/Canada/USA, 1973
  • Dead Cert
    99´, UK, 1974
  • Mahogany
    109´, USA, 1975
  • Joseph Andrews
    104´, UK, 1977
  • The Hotel New Hampshire
    109´, UK/Canada/USA, 1984
  • The Border
    108´, USA, 1982
  • Blue Sky
    101´, USA, 1994

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