Charles Sturridge
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Charles Sturridge
Charles B. G. Sturridge is an English screenwriter, producer, stage, television and film director.
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Star-studded short celebrates WWF's 50th birthday - Wired.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Sturridge, responsible for the famed 80s TV series Brideshead Revisited, has directed the film, Astonish Me, written by Stephen Poliakoff, which is set in London's Natural History Museum. A starry line-up including Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton
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Giuseppe Verdi: the anti-clerical composer with a deeply Catholic soul - Catholic Herald Online (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The same aria is set to film by Charles Sturridge, which you can see here. Regardless of whether the singer is Renata Tebaldi or Leontyne Price, the music conveys something that is at the very heart of Catholicism: the beauty of compassion,
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Featured Short: Astonish Me, the WWF-UK Film Featuring Newly Discovered Species - Geeks are Sexy Technology News
Google News - over 5 years
'Astonish Me' has been created by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Watch the film here now, then enter the WWF “Odd One Out” competition! Winners will receive a trip to Monterey,
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WWF film "Astonish Me" launches starring Nighy & Arterton - The Drum
Google News - over 5 years
Created by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge 'Astonish Me' showcases some of the incredible new species recently discovered around the world. The 5 minute film which is now being shown in ODEON cinemas across the UK
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Sienna Miller buys £2.9 million pad and moves in new boyfriend - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Last week Sienna, 29, took Tom – who starred in The Boat That Rocked and is the son of film director Charles Sturridge – with her to Ibiza while builders put the finishing touches to the end-of-terrace property. A friend of Sienna's said: “This is her
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Télévision : intrigues au Botswana avec la détective Mma Ramotswe - Jeune Afrique
Google News - over 5 years
Produits par HBO et la BBC, les sept épisodes ont été tournés au Botswana par Anthony Minghella – le réalisateur du Patient anglais, décédé en 2008 –, Charles Sturridge et Tim Fywell. Dans ces films, qui retranscrivent avec fidélité l'état d'esprit des
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WWF 'Astonish Me' – Premieres in London - Front Row Reviews
Google News - over 5 years
Written by acclaimed writer-director Stephen Poliakoff, directed by BAFTA award winning Charles Sturridge and starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton, this short film is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who watches it and should hopefully
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Astonish Me: a short film about the world's most extroadinary species - video - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Nighy, Christian McKay and Gemma Arterton star in a short film by Stephen Poliakoff and Charles Sturridge about some of the extraordinary species recently found around the world. It has been made to celebrate the wildlife charity WWF's 50th
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Sienna Miller ha un nuovo amore: Tom Sturridge - Starlettime
Google News - over 5 years
Per quanto riguarda Tom Sturridge, invece, l'attore londinese ha quattro anni in meno rispetto alla Miller ed è figlio di Charles Sturridge, regista di “Runners”. Ancora nella sua filmografia non compaiono lavori di rilievo e sicuramente “On the road”
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Judi Dench Wins Crystal Globe Award at Karlovy Vary IFF - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Sturridge), both of which brought her BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress; 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), directed by David Jones; Henry V (1985) and Hamlet (1996), both directed Kenneth Branagh; and Nine (2009), directed by Rob Marshall
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My ideas for David and Samantha Cameron's DVD collection: Of Gods and Men ... - Catholic Herald Online (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
The fact of the “boxed set” means it must be the original, magnificent TV series in 11 episodes of 1981, made by Charles Sturridge and starring Jeremy Irons, Claire Bloom, Diana Quick etc. I cannot imagine how anyone who has listened to the theme music
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'Killing' takes BAFTA TV prize - Variety
Google News - almost 6 years
The Charles Sturridge-helmed "The Road To Coronation Street," made by ITV Studios but commissioned by BBC4, was the victor in the single drama category, while Channel 4's adaptation of William Boyd's "Any Human Heart" was voted best drama serial
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Movies at the Library: All-star cast marks D-Day landing - Shelter Island Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
“Foreign Field” was directed by Charles Sturridge and the superlative group of American, Australian, British and French actors and actresses includes Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Jeanne Moreau, Lauren Bacall and Geraldine Chaplin
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arte zeigt 'The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' und 'Simon Templar' - TV Wunschliste
Google News - almost 6 years
Die Serie von Anthony Minghella ("Der englische Patient", "Cold Mountain"), Charles Sturridge und Tim Fywell, die trotz eines Peabody Awards und viel Kritikerlobes aufgrund schlechter Quoten keine zweite Staffel erleben durfte, spielt in Botswana,
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Peter Bowker named best writer at BAFTA TV Craft Awards - Stage
Google News - almost 6 years
He faced competition from Charles Sturridge, who was up for The Road to Coronation Street, Paul McGuigan, who was nominated for Sherlock, and Shane Meadows, who received a nod for This is England '86. Downton Abbey also won for the award for the drama
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Celebrating 50 Years of Elstree TV Centre - ATV Today
Google News - almost 6 years
The BAFTA award winning series (best drama of 1975) was based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, the ATV drama starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his youth. The drama charts the events that
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Coronation Street drama wins prestigious American award - Unreality TV
Google News - almost 6 years
This is the second award that the drama, scripted by Daran Little and directed by Charles Sturridge, has won, as it recently picked up the Best Single Drama prize at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards
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Critic's Choice: New DVDs
NYTimes - over 10 years
Rock Hudson Screen Legend Collection Universal Home Video has issued the first three volumes in what promises to be a rich new series, ''The Screen Legend Collection.'' The idea is to find a marketable format for some of the lesser-known films of some of the studio's better-known stars (both Universal's own and those it took over from Paramount
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Sturridge
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 59
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film was shown in Odeon Cinemas in August 2011 and made available on the WWF website and YouTube. His first professional theatre production was a musical version of Charles Dicken’s Hard Times which he co-wrote and directed at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, since then occasional theatre work includes in 1985 The Seagull (also co-translator) with Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson and Jonathan Pryce and Samuel Beckett's Endgame (2006) with Kenneth Cranham and Peter Dinklage which opened at the Gate Theatre, Dublin on Samuel Beckett's 100th birthday and later transferred to the Barbican. He has also directed Handel’s Tolomeo (1998) for Broomhill Opera. In 2006 Sturridge was one of a number of film and television directors who met at the Century Club to discuss their rights and representation and who subsequently became known as the 'Century Group'. As a result of this meeting in 2007 Sturridge and other members of the group joined the board of the "Directors & Producers Rights Society" which in 2008 widened its responsibilities and changed its name to Directors UK. The DUK currently has over 4000 members and represents the creative and economic rights of UK Film and Television directors with Paul Greengrass as President and Sturridge as the elected Chair.
  • 2010
    Age 58
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 57
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 48
    In 2000 he formed Firstsight Films whose first production was an account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition which Sturridge wrote and directed.
    More Details Hide Details The film Shackleton (2002) starred Kenneth Branagh and was shot on location in the Arctic winning the BAFTA for Best Series and Best Costume, and the Radio Times Audience award for ‘Best Drama 2002’, it was also nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys, winning for music and photography.
  • 1998
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009 he wrote and directed a remake of Eric Knight's children's classic Lassie. He also direct the black-and-white segment "La Forza del Destino" from Aria. Other television work includes Soft Targets(1982), A Foreign Field (1985) and Gulliver’s Travels (1996), which won 6 Emmy’s including Best Series and the Royal Television Society’s Team award. In 2001 he wrote and directed Longitude, based on Dava Sobell's best selling life of the clockmaker John Harrison which won the BANFF TV Festival Best Series award, two PAWS awards and five BAFTA’s.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 33
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Directing episodes of Coronation Street, Strangers, World in Action, Crown Court and The Spoils of War by his late twenties, he gained international recognition for the eleven part television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited which won over 17 awards including 2 Golden Globes and 6 British Academy awards.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on June 24, 1951.
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