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Tony Richardson

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Birthplace:   Shipley, Yorkshire, England, UK
A graduate of Oxford, Tony Richardson rose from head of the university's dramatic society to the pinnacle of the British film industry during the early 1960s, scoring several theatrical successes as a director along the way, most notably Look Back In Anger, by John Osborne, with whom Richardson would enjoy a long professional relationship. The play became Richardson's feature-film debut, and established him as the first of a new wave of directors who would take over British cinema during the early and mid 1960s -- his subsequent movies, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) and, more notably, Tom Jones (1963), established him as that rarity among British filmmakers up to that time. He was considered a successful iconoclast, challenging his audience and dazzling them as well with his creative camera work and inventiveness. Unfortunately, Richardson's 1968 reworking of The Charge of the Light Brigade fell flat at the box office, and the commercial/artistic spell was broken. He made several more films, including Ned Kelly (1969), Joseph Andrews (1977), The Border (1982), and Hotel New Hampshire (1984) -- the latter a major disaster for everyone involved -- but none of them caught the public's taste and all seemed to echo finer films from the early 1960s. His daughter Natasha Richardson, ironically enough, achieved stardom on her own during Richardson's final years, when his career -- apart from a recut reissue of Tom Jones -- was in near complete eclipse.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship
  • Actor
2006
74% Blue Sky
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Women & Men: Stories of Seduction
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Look Back in Anger
  • Producer
1989
No Score Yet Penalty Phase
  • Director
1986
77% The Hotel New Hampshire
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1984
89% The Border
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Dead Cert
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1974
No Score Yet A Delicate Balance
  • Director
1973
43% Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw)
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Hamlet
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Mademoiselle
  • Director
1966
53% The Loved One
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Girl with Green Eyes
  • Executive Producer
1964
83% Tom Jones
  • Producer
  • Director
1963
74% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Director
  • Producer
1962
100% Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
  • Producer
1961
87% A Taste of Honey
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1961
89% The Entertainer
  • Director
1960
89% Look Back in Anger
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Free Cinema
  • Director
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hard Knocks: Training Camp
2001
  • Actor
  • Appearing
  • 2010

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