Tony Richardson

Richardson
Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English filmmaker.wikipedia
439 Related Articles

The Hotel New Hampshire (film)

The Hotel New HampshirefilmThe Hotel New Hampshire
He was best known for directing the films Tom Jones (1963), which won him the Academy Award for Best Director; The Hotel New Hampshire (1984); and his final film, Blue Sky (1994).
The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tony Richardson based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name.

Blue Sky (1994 film)

Blue SkyBlue Sky'' (1994 film)
He was best known for directing the films Tom Jones (1963), which won him the Academy Award for Best Director; The Hotel New Hampshire (1984); and his final film, Blue Sky (1994).
Blue Sky is a 1994 American drama film, about a nuclear coverup, and the last film directed by Tony Richardson.

Tom Jones (1963 film)

Tom Jones1963 filmTom Jones'' (1963 film)
He was best known for directing the films Tom Jones (1963), which won him the Academy Award for Best Director; The Hotel New Hampshire (1984); and his final film, Blue Sky (1994).
The film was directed by Tony Richardson and the screenplay was adapted by playwright John Osborne.

Shirley Williams

Baroness Williams of CrosbyShirley Williams, Baroness Williams of CrosbyThe Baroness Williams of Crosby
Those he cast in his student productions included Shirley Williams (as Cordelia), John Schlesinger, Nigel Davenport and Robert Robinson.
While she was an undergraduate and Open Scholar at Somerville College, Oxford, Williams was a member of the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) and toured the USA playing the role of Cordelia in an OUDS production of Shakespeare's King Lear directed by a young Tony Richardson.

Free Cinema

British Free CinemaFree Cinema GroupFree Cinema Movement
Around the same time he began to be active in Britain's Free Cinema movement, co-directing the non-fiction short Momma Don't Allow (also 1955) with Karel Reisz.
Co-founded by Lindsay Anderson, (though he later disdained the 'movement' tag), with Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson and Lorenza Mazzetti, the movement began with a programme of three short films at the National Film Theatre, London, on 5 February 1956.

Nigel Davenport

Nigel
Those he cast in his student productions included Shirley Williams (as Cordelia), John Schlesinger, Nigel Davenport and Robert Robinson.
He began appearing in British film and television productions in supporting roles, including a walk-on in Tony Richardson's film, Look Back in Anger (1959).

Woodfall Film Productions

WoodfallWoodfall Films
In 1959, Richardson co-founded Woodfall Film Productions with John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, and, as Woodfall's debut, directed the film version of Look Back in Anger (1959), his first feature film.
It was established by Tony Richardson, John Osborne and Harry Saltzman to make a screen adaptation of Osborne's best known play.

Lindsay Anderson

His Oxford contemporaries included Rupert Murdoch, Margaret Thatcher, Kenneth Tynan, Lindsay Anderson and Gavin Lambert.
Along with Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson, and others, he secured funding from a variety of sources (including Ford of Britain) and they each made a series of short documentaries on a variety of subjects.

Look Back in Anger

Jimmy PorterplayRecordando con ira
He directed John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court Theatre, and in the same period he directed Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The play was adapted into a motion picture of the same name by Tony Richardson, starring Richard Burton and Mary Ure, which was released in 1959.

British New Wave

New Waveangry young manAngry Young Men
Part of the British "New Wave" of directors, he was involved in the formation of the English Stage Company, along with his close friend George Goetschius and George Devine.
There is considerable overlap between the New Wave and the angry young men, those artists in British theatre and film such as playwright John Osborne and director Tony Richardson, who challenged the social status quo.

Look Back in Anger (1959 film)

Look Back in AngerLook Back in Anger'' (1959 film)motion picture of the same name
In 1959, Richardson co-founded Woodfall Film Productions with John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, and, as Woodfall's debut, directed the film version of Look Back in Anger (1959), his first feature film.
Look Back in Anger is a 1959 British drama film starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and Mary Ure and directed by Tony Richardson.

Royal Court Theatre

Royal CourtCourt TheatreEnglish Stage Company
He directed John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court Theatre, and in the same period he directed Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The director was Tony Richardson.

The Loved One (film)

The Loved One1965 film adaptationfilm adaptation
His next film was The Loved One (1965), during which he worked with established stars including John Gielgud, Rod Steiger and Robert Morse working in Hollywood both on location and on the sound stage.
It was directed by British filmmaker Tony Richardson and the screenplay—which also drew on Jessica Mitford's book The American Way of Death (1963) —was written by noted American satirical novelist Terry Southern and British author Christopher Isherwood.

Karel Reisz

Around the same time he began to be active in Britain's Free Cinema movement, co-directing the non-fiction short Momma Don't Allow (also 1955) with Karel Reisz.
His first short film Momma Don't Allow (1955), co-written and co-directed with Tony Richardson, was included in the first Free Cinema program shown at the National Film Theatre in February 1956.

John Osborne

OsborneArchie RiceJ. Osborne
In 1959, Richardson co-founded Woodfall Film Productions with John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, and, as Woodfall's debut, directed the film version of Look Back in Anger (1959), his first feature film. He directed John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court Theatre, and in the same period he directed Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The play was directed by Tony Richardson and starred Kenneth Haigh, Mary Ure and Alan Bates.

The Entertainer (play)

The EntertainerArchie Riceplay
Then in 1957 he directed Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice in Osborne's next play The Entertainer, again for the Royal Court.
The original production at the Royal Court was directed by Tony Richardson, with décor by Alan Tagg.

Nicol Williamson

Among stars that Richardson directed were: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Rob Lowe, Milton Berle, Trevor Howard, David Hemmings, Nicol Williamson, Lynn Redgrave, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Burton, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger, Katharine Hepburn, Seth Green, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Scofield and Judi Dench.
In 1962 he made his London debut as Flute in Tony Richardson's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court Theatre.

Lynn Redgrave

LynnLyn RedgraveLynn Rachel Redgrave
Among stars that Richardson directed were: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Rob Lowe, Milton Berle, Trevor Howard, David Hemmings, Nicol Williamson, Lynn Redgrave, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Burton, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger, Katharine Hepburn, Seth Green, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Scofield and Judi Dench.
She was the aunt of writer/director Carlo Gabriel Nero and of actresses Joely Richardson, Jemma Redgrave and Natasha Richardson, and the sister-in-law of director Tony Richardson, actress Kika Markham and Italian actor Franco Nero.

Harry Saltzman

har
In 1959, Richardson co-founded Woodfall Film Productions with John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, and, as Woodfall's debut, directed the film version of Look Back in Anger (1959), his first feature film.
Saltzman started Woodfall Film Productions with Tony Richardson and John Osborne, and produced other acclaimed social realism dramas such as 1959's Look Back in Anger and 1960's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968 film)

The Charge of the Light BrigadeCharge of the Light Brigade1968
Richardson and Osborne eventually fell out during production of the film Charge of the Light Brigade (1968).
It was directed by Tony Richardson and produced by Neil Hartley.

Jeanne Moreau

Moreau
Among stars that Richardson directed were: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Rob Lowe, Milton Berle, Trevor Howard, David Hemmings, Nicol Williamson, Lynn Redgrave, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Burton, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger, Katharine Hepburn, Seth Green, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Scofield and Judi Dench.
Director Tony Richardson left his wife Vanessa Redgrave for her in 1967, but they never married.

Ned Kelly (1970 film)

Ned Kelly19701970 biopic
Ned Kelly (1970) was what might be called an Aussie-western.
The film was directed by Tony Richardson, and starred Mick Jagger in the title role.

Laughter in the Dark (film)

Laughter in the DarkLaughter in the Dark'' (film)
Laughter in the Dark (1969) and A Delicate Balance (1973) were psycho-dramas.
Laughter in the Dark (La Chambre obscure) is a 1969 French-British drama film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson and Anna Karina.

Joseph Andrews (film)

Joseph Andrewsadapted for the screenJoseph Andrews'' (film)
Joseph Andrews (1977), based on another novel by Henry Fielding, was a return to the mood of Tom Jones.
Joseph Andrews is a 1977 British period comedy film directed by Tony Richardson.

Mademoiselle (1966 film)

MademoiselleMademoiselle'' (1966 film)
Mademoiselle (1966) was shot noir-style on location in rural France with a static camera, monochrome film stock and no music.
Mademoiselle is a 1966 French - British drama film directed by Tony Richardson.