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.
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