Tony Richardson
(United Kingdom)

Tony Richardson was born in 1928 in UK. He graduated from Oxford. Richardson rose from head of the university's dramatic society to the pinnacle of the British film industry during the early 1960s. In 1956 he contributed to Free Cinema Movement by co-directing documentary Momma Don´t Allow. John Osborne play Look Back in Anger which Richadson succesfully staged with English Stage Company in Royal Court Theatre became also his feature-film debut. Richardson and Osborne founded together production company Woodfall Films. Company´s subsequent movies, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) and, more notably, Tom Jones (1963 – which won four Academy Awards), established Richardson as a prominent director among other filmmakers of the British „new wave“. Richardson 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 became great financial loss and Woodfall went bankrupt. He made several more films (also in Hollywood), including Ned Kelly (1969) starring Mick Jagger , Joseph Andrews (1977), The Border (1982), and Hotel New Hampshire (1984) but none of them unfortunately caught the public's taste. Tony Richardson died in 1991.

Dead Cert
99´, UK, 1974
Ned Kelly
99´, UK, 1970
Look Back in Anger
98´, UK, 1959
The Entertainer
96´, UK, 1960
The Sailor from Gibraltar
91´, UK, 1967
90´, USA, 1961
Red and Blue
36´, UK, 1967
Momma Don't Allow - together with Karel Reisz
22´, UK, 1955
The Charge of the Light Brigade
139´, UK, 1968
A Delicate Balance
133´, UK/Canada/USA, 1973
Tom Jones
128´, UK, 1963
The Loved One
122´, USA, 1965
117´, UK, 1969
109´, USA, 1975
The Hotel New Hampshire
109´, UK/Canada/USA, 1984
The Border
108´, USA, 1982
Laughter in the Dark
104´, UK/France, 1969
Joseph Andrews
104´, UK, 1977
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
104´, UK, 1962
Blue Sky
101´, USA, 1994
100´, UK/France, 1966
A Taste of Honey
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