Richard Marquand

Highest Rated: 87% Eye of the Needle (1981)
Lowest Rated: 0% Until September (1984)
Birthday: Apr 22, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
Educated at Cambridge and in France, Welsh-born Richard Marquand got his show-business start as a Hong Kong TV newscaster. His filmmaking career began in the documentary department of the British Broadcasting Corporation, where, in partnership with producer James Cameron, he worked on such prestigious projects as the 1972 series Search for the Nile. Marquand incorporated many of his finely-honed documentary techniques in his dramatized 1979 TV movie The Birth of the Beatles. On the strength of his direction of the 1981 feature Eye of the Needle, Marquand was hired by George Lucas to direct Return of the Jedi (1983). Subsequent efforts like The Jagged Edge (1985) seemed to presage a profitable future for the director. Tragically, the 49-year-old Richard Marquand died in 1987 of a stroke and a heart attack; his last film, Hearts of Fire, was released posthumously.

Highest Rated Movies



30% Nowhere to Run Screenwriter $22.2M 1993
40% Hearts of Fire Producer 1987
83% Jagged Edge Director 1985
0% Until September Director 1984
81% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Director 1983
87% Eye of the Needle Director 1981
No Score Yet Birth of the Beatles Director 1979
No Score Yet The Legacy Director 1978
No Score Yet Luke Was There Director 1977
No Score Yet Edward II Director 1970


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