Richard Eyre

Richard Eyre

Highest Rated: 100% The Dresser (2015)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Other Man (2008)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1943

Birthplace: Barnstaple, Devon, England, UK

An English director of theater, television, and film, Richard Eyre is also an acclaimed writer and producer. His early career was spent as associate director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, a post he held from 1967 to 1972. He then went on to become artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse during the '70s before making forays into film and TV. He directed several productions of the "Plays for Today" series, including "Comedians," a work he had previously commissioned while at Nottingham. During the '80s, Eyre directed an acclaimed film version of Ian McEwan's "The Ploughman's Lunch" and continued to work on the stage, winning a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for his directing in "Guys and Dolls." He achieved breakout success with the 2001 biographical drama "Iris," a film he co-wrote as well as directed. This was followed by an even bigger success, the 2006 thriller "Notes on a Scandal." Based on a Zoe Heller novel, with a screenplay by acclaimed playwright Patrick Marber, the film earned numerous honors and awards for Eyre, including a BAFTA nomination. He continued directing for the stage and won Tony Awards for "Skylight" and his 2002 revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."




91% 64% King Lear Director,
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Director - 2018
74% 64% The Children Act Director $432.5K 2017
100% 61% The Dresser Director - 2015
15% 18% The Other Man Director,
- 2008
83% 80% Atonement Executive Producer $50.9M 2007
87% 83% Notes on a Scandal Director $17.5M 2006
64% 78% Stage Beauty Director,
$776.7K 2004
79% 73% Iris Director,
$5.6M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Director,
- 1998
No Score Yet 82% Suddenly, Last Summer Director - 1992
No Score Yet 82% Tumbledown Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conecciones Sueltas Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insurance Man Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Past Caring Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singleton's Pluck Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laughter House Director - 1984
No Score Yet 44% The Ploughman's Lunch Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loose Connections Director - 1983


No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances at the Met Director 2015
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Director,
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Director 1998