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Tony Richardson

Film Director
Born Jun 5, 1928

Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson was an English theatre and film director and producer. He was married to Vanessa Redgrave from 1962 until 1969, with whom he had his two daughters:Natasha and Joely Richardson. He had a five-decade film career. He died from AIDS at 63 in 1991.… Read More

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1928 Birth Richardson was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in 1928, the son of Elsie Evans (Campion) and Clarence Albert Richardson, a chemist. … Read More


1955 27 Years Old In 1955, in his directing début, Richardson produced Jean Giraudoux's The Apollo of Bellac for Television with Denholm Elliott and Natasha Parry in the main roles. … Read More
1957 29 Years Old Then in 1957 he directed Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice in Osborne's next play The Entertainer, again for the Royal Court.


1959 31 Years Old 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, his first feature film. … Read More
1962 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was married form 1962 to 1967 to Vanessa Redgrave, fathering actresses Natasha and Joely Richardson. … Read More


1972 44 Years Old In 1972 he also had a relationship with Grizelda Grimond, the daughter of British politician Jo Grimond, who was working as secretary to Richardson's partner (actually ex-partner by that time) Oscar Lewenstein. … Read More


1991 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Richardson was bisexual, but never acknowledged it publicly until after he contracted HIV. He died of complications from AIDS in 1991.
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