Charles Jarrott

Charles Jarrott

Highest Rated: 80% Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1927

Birthplace: London, England, UK

After getting his start as an actor in English theatrical productions, Charles Jarrott continued his acting career in Canada, before directing for televised theater, feature films, and TV movies. Born in London to a stage-actress mother and racecar-driver father, he first worked behind the scenes and then as an actor and director with the Nottingham Repertory. Moving to Canada in 1953, he began acting in anthology TV series, also dabbling in producing, before narrowing his focus to directing. In the '60s, he directed an adaptation of the Harold Pinter play "Tea Party" for the BBC and several episodes of "The Wednesday Play," known for giving burgeoning directors and writers (such as Dennis Potter) the chance to develop their craft. Winning the attention and support of renowned producer Hal B. Wallis (of "Casablanca" fame,) Jarrott moved into features, beginning with "Anne of the Thousand Days," the 1969 dramatic account of Henry VIII abandoning his wife for Anne Boleyn, starring Richard Burton as the embittered king. The film earned numerous Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for Jarrott's direction. Jarrott's subsequent work included period piece "Mary, Queen of Scots" and a musical version of "Lost Horizon," based on the James Hilton novel. The latter disappointed both critics and audiences, steering Jarrott's career to lower-profile pictures, though he continued to work steadily, often on TV movies such as the biopic "Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter."

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 14% Turn of Faith Director - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Algernon Director - 1997
No Score Yet 67% The Christmas List Director - 1997
No Score Yet 38% At the Midnight Hour Director - 1995
No Score Yet 80% A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story Director - 1994
No Score Yet 20% Treacherous Beauties Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Mirror Director - 1993
No Score Yet 57% Morning Glory Writer (Screenplay) $21.6K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Boss Director - 1992
No Score Yet 36% Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter Director - 1991
No Score Yet 80% Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Director - 1991
No Score Yet 46% Changes Director - 1991
No Score Yet 42% Night of the Fox Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman He Loved Director - 1988
No Score Yet 83% Poor Little Rich Girl Director - 1987
No Score Yet 43% The Boy in Blue Director $235.9K 1986
No Score Yet 58% The Amateur Director - 1982
23% 65% Condorman Director - 1981
40% 41% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Director - 1980
No Score Yet 86% The Littlest Horse Thieves Director - 1977
0% 74% The Other Side of Midnight Director - 1977
No Score Yet 78% The Dove Director - 1974
20% 45% Lost Horizon Director - 1973
80% 56% Mary, Queen of Scots Director - 1971
38% 83% Anne of the Thousand Days Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time to Remember Director - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Till We Meet Again Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Director
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawkeye & Last of the Mohicans Major Moncrief (Character) 1957

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