Charles Jarrott

Charles Jarrott

Highest Rated: 40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)

Lowest Rated: 25% Condorman (1981)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of a British musical comedy actress, Charles Jarrott inaugurated his own theatrical career after World War II, first as assistant stage manager with the Council of Great Britain Touring Company, then as actor/director with the Nottingham Repertory. In 1953, Jarrott relocated to Canada, where he was resident actor at the Ottawa Theatre. Within two years, he was directing for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Entering films as a director in 1962, he went on to win a Golden Globe nomination for his work on Anne of a Thousand Days. It is generally assumed that Jarrott's film directorial career came to a halt after the disastrous Lost Horizon (1973). However, while it is true that Jarrott was no longer offered plum film assignments (subsequent output included the cringe-worthy kitsch melodrama The Other Side of Midnight and the 1981 Disney action opus Condorman), he constinued to work steadily in both British and American television. His TV-movie manifest includes 1987's Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, for which he won an Emmy; 1988's The Woman He Loved, a lavish recounting of the Prince Edward/Wallis Warfield Simpson affair; and the controversial 1991 biopic Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter. Charles Jarrott was married to actress Katharine Blake; he died of prostate cancer at age 83 in March 2011.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Turn of Faith Director 2002
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Changes' Director 1999
No Score Yet The Christmas List Director Director 1997
No Score Yet At the Midnight Hour Director 1995
No Score Yet A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story Director 1994
No Score Yet Treacherous Beauties Director 1994
No Score Yet Morning Glory Screenwriter 1993
No Score Yet Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Director 1991
No Score Yet Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter Director 1991
No Score Yet Night of the Fox Director 1990
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again' Director 1989
No Score Yet The Woman He Loved Director 1988
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Director 1987
No Score Yet The Boy in Blue Director 1986
No Score Yet A Married Man Director 1984
No Score Yet The Amateur Director 1982
25% Condorman Director 1981
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Director 1980
No Score Yet The Other Side of Midnight Director 1977
No Score Yet The Littlest Horse Thieves Director 1976
No Score Yet The Dove Director 1974
No Score Yet Lost Horizon Director 1973
No Score Yet Mary, Queen of Scots Director 1972
38% Anne of the Thousand Days Director 1969
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Director 1968


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