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Lindsay Anderson

Highest Rated: 95% This Sporting Life (1963)

Lowest Rated: 19% Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1923

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in India, and the son of a military officer, Lindsay Anderson emerged as a critic and journalist in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and became a major force in the reshaping of British cinema. With his calls for greater topicality and social awareness in British films, he--along with such figures as Tony Richardson--helped transform the image of British pictures from their post-World War II stodginess into a vital force in international films during the 1960s. Anderson began as a filmmaker in the field of documentaries during the late 1940s, and earned an Academy award in 1954 for his short Thursday's Children, and he subsequently worked as a director on television. He became a theatrical director in the late 1950s, and moved into feature film work in 1963 with This Sporting Life. This and his subsequent movies, including If. . . , O Lucky Man!, and Britannia Hospital (all of which starred Malcolm McDowell) are characterized by a grim view of English society, government, and their institutions, and a generally nihilist view of the world, coupled with disconcerting elements of realism.

Highest Rated Movies



67% Never Apologize: A Personal Visit With Lindsay Anderson Actor 2007
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship Actor 2006
No Score Yet D.W. Griffith: Father of Film Narrator 1993
19% Blame It on the Bellboy Mr. Marshall 1992
No Score Yet Prisoner of Honor War Minister 1991
No Score Yet Glory! Glory! Director 1990
64% The Whales of August Director 1987
50% Britannia Hospital Director 1982
82% Chariots of Fire Master of Caius 1981
No Score Yet Look Back in Anger Actor Director 1980
No Score Yet In Celebration Director 1975
78% O Lucky Man! Director Producer Director 1973
No Score Yet Home Director 1972
91% If.... Director Producer 1968
No Score Yet Red, White and Zero (The White Bus) Producer Screenwriter Director 1967
No Score Yet Mucedníci Lásky (Martyrs of Love) Himself 1967
95% This Sporting Life Director 1963
No Score Yet Robin Hood: Quest for the Crown Director 1958
No Score Yet Henry Director 1955
No Score Yet Thursday's Children Director 1954
No Score Yet The Pleasure Garden Michael-Angelico 1953
No Score Yet Free Cinema Director 1952


Director says: Now smile.

Mick says: Beg your pardon?

Director says: Smile.