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Ralf Richardson

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Date of Birth: 12/19/1902

Age: 80

Birthplace: Cheltenham

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Background

One of the great British actors of the theater, starring in over 50 films. He worked as a messenger in the insurance company before his debut on stage in 1920. Became known Shakespearean roles in the theater `Old Vik` in the 30s.

The first role in the movie played in the 1933 horror film `Vurdalak` (The Ghoul), immediately setting his role of eccentric, charming, a little ridiculous Englishman. Originally filmed mostly in comedies and comedy thrillers, often the producer Alexander Korda, `Man, who knew how to create chudesa` (The Man Who Could Work Miracles, 1936), `Aircraft type Q` (The Q Planes / Clouds Over Europe , 1939). For classic adventure strip `Four pera` (The Four Feathers, 1939) was followed by roles in advocacy and anti-fascist films, among which the `Silver flot` (The Silver Fleet, 1942). After the war played Karenina in the film `Karenina` Anna (Anna Karenina, 1948) and one of his best roles, Butler Bates in the film Carol Reed` Prostrate kumir` (The Fallen Idol, 1948 by Graham Greene).

In 1947, he was knighted for his services in the development of the English theater. He played in Hollywood William Wyler in the film `Naslednitsa` (The Heiress, 1949) and was nominated for `Oscar`. In 1952, a thriller set in the `House sem` (Home at Seven / Murder On Monday), which played a major role. Played in David Lean in the tapes` Sound barer` (Breaking The Sound Barrier / The Sound Barrier, 1952) and `Zhivago` Doctor (Doctor Zhivago, 1965), at the Laurence Olivier in` Richard III` (Richard III, 1955), again Carol Reed in the film `Exile ostrovov` (Outcast of the Islands, 1951) and `Our man in Gavane` (Our man in Havana, 1959). One of his best roles played in the eccentric comedy `Another yaschik` (The Wrong Box, 1966, by RL Stevenson).

In life, Richardson was as eccentric as the screen, wearing red socks, 80 years drove a motorcycle, loved to play both friends and strangers people. Among the later works are distinguished roles in the films `O Lucky Man!` (O Lucky Man !, 1973), `vremeni` Bandits (Time Bandits, 1981, the role of God). Richardson died shortly before the rental of his latest film `Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan, Lord obezyan` (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, 1983), which played the old Lord Greystoke, rolled on the stairs on the tea tray. Directed by Hugh Hudson remounted picture to include more episodes with Richardson, and dedicated the film to his memory.

1933 FRIDAY THE 13TH artist

1933 Ghoul / THE GHOUL artist

1934 BULLDOG JACK / ALIAS BULLDOG DRUMMOND artist

1934 JAVA HEAD artist

1934 KING OF PARIS artist

1934 THE RETURN OF BULLDOG DRUMMOND artist

1936 AMAZING ADVENTURE / THE AMAZING QUEST OF ERNEST BLISS / ROMANCE AND RICHES artist

1936 A MAN who could work wonders / THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES artist

1936 THINGS TO COME artist

1937 THUNDER IN THE CITY Performer

1938 THE CITADEL artist

1938 THE DIVORCE OF LADY X Performer

1938 SOUTH RIDING artist

1939 The Four Feathers / THE FOUR FEATHERS artist

1939 The Fugitive (1993) / THE FUGITIVE / ON THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE artist

1939 THE LION HAS WINGS Executive

1939 Q PLANES / CLOUDS OVER EUROPE Executive

1942 THE DAY WILL DAWN / THE AVENGERS artist

1943 SILVER FLEET / THE SILVER FLEET artist

1943 THE VOLUNTEER artist

1946 SECRET FLIGHT / SCHOOL FOR SECRETS artist

1948 ANNA KARENINA / ANNA KARENINA artist

1948 THE FALLEN IDOL artist

1949 Heiress / THE HEIRESS artist

1951 Exiles ISLANDS / OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS artist

1952 BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER / THE SOUND BARRIER artist

1952 HOME AT SEVEN / MURDER ON MONDAY director, artist

1953 THE HOLLY AND THE IVY artist

1955 RICHARD III / RICHARD III artist

1957 A NOVEL AFFAIR / THE PASSIONATE STRANGER artist

1957 SMILEY artist

1959 Our Man in Havana / OUR MAN IN HAVANA artist

1960 EXODUS singer

1960 OSCAR WILDE artist

1962 THE 300 SPARTANS artist

1962 LONG DAY`S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT artist

1964 WOMAN OF STRAW artist

1965 Doctor Zhivago / DOCTOR ZHIVAGO artist

1966 CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / FALSTAFF narrator

1966 CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / FALSTAFF artist

1966 KHARTOUM artist

1966 THE WRONG BOX artist

1969 BATTLE OF BRITAIN artist

1969 THE BED-SITTING ROOM Performer

1969 THE LOOKING GLASS WAR performer

1969 MIDAS RUN artist

1969 OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR performer

1969 A RUN ON GOLD Executive

1970 DAVID COPPERFIELD artist

1970 UPON THIS ROCK singer

1971 EAGLE IN A CAGE singer

1971 WHO SLEW AUNTIE ROON artist

1972 ALICE`S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND artist

1972 LADY CAROLINE LAMB artist

1972 Tales from the Crypt / TALES FROM THE CRYPT artist

1973 A DOLL`S HOUSE (PATRICK GARLAND VERSION) performer

1973 FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY artist

1973 O Lucky Man! / O LUCKY MAN! executor

1975 ROLLERBALL artist

1977 THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK artist

1978 WATERSHIP DOWN singer

1979 CHARLIE MUFFIN artist

1981 DRAGONSLAYER artist

1981 TIME BANDITS artist

1982 WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION artist

1983 INVITATION TO THE WEDDING artist

1983 WAGNER artist

1983 Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes / GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES artist

1984 to say hello to Broad Street / GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET artist

1986 DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WYLER artist

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival in the category `Cast ansambl` for 1962