Charles Sturridge

Born Jun 24, 1951

Charles B. G. Sturridge is an English screenwriter, producer, stage, television and film director.

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1951 Birth Born on June 24, 1951.


1968 17 Years Old Sturridge began his career as an actor. In 1968 he played Markland in Lindsay Anderson's film if. and portrayed the young Edward VII in Edward the Seventh. … Read More


1985 34 Years Old Sturridge was born in London, England, to Alyson Bowman Vaughan (née Burke) and Jerome Sturridge. He was educated at Stonyhurst College. and University College, Oxford. Sturridge married Brideshead Revisited actress Phoebe Nicholls on 6 July 1985, with whom he has three children, Tom, Arthur, and Matilda Sturridge, who all act.


1998 47 Years Old Since then he has directed such films as Runners, A Handful of Dust, Where Angels Fear to Tread, Fairy Tale: A True Story, based on the Cottingley Fairies story which won the BAFTA for Best Children's film 1998. … Read More
2000 49 Years Old In 2000 he formed Firstsight Films whose first production was an account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition which Sturridge wrote and directed. … Read More


2009 58 Years Old Sturridge also contributed to Beckett on Film, part of a collaborative effort to film all of Samuel Beckett's plays with Anthony Minghella, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and Neil Jordan and Patricia Rozema. Following Minghella's death in 2009, Sturridge became a director for his final project, the television series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency starring Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose.
2010 59 Years Old In 2010 he returned to Manchester and Coronation Street to direct the story of the making of its first episode The Road to Coronation Street it won both the RTS and BAFTA awards for Best Single Drama 2011 and a Gold Medal at the New York Film and TV Festival in Las Vegas.


2011 60 Years Old In 2011, Sturridge directed a seven-minute short film, "Astonish Me", written by Stephen Poliakoff to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund. … Read More
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