Tony Richardson
British film director
Tony Richardson
Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson was an English theatre and film director and producer.
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Don't rent a villa, rent a village - Financial Times
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The picture was taken, she wrote, at a property “near the village of La Garde-Freinet, owned by the director Tony Richardson. We had been invited to join other guests – Buck Henry, Anjelica Huston, David Hockney [who painted the swimming pool] and John
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Rex Ryan, Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets take humbling trip to Ground Zero ... - New York Daily News
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He added that the team would look at former fullback Tony Richardson if Conner missed extended time, but said he was a long way from there. "I'm not a doctor, but I don't think it will be a big deal," Ryan said
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Jets' Wilkerson doesn't regret fight - New York Post
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If the injury lingers, don't be surprised to see veteran Tony Richardson brought back. ... CB Darrelle Revis hurt his right hip, but it doesn't appear to be serious. His reps are being “monitored,” according to Ryan. ... WR Logan Payne suffered a
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Wilkerson: Doesn't regret punch - ESPN (blog)
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If he were to suffer a long-term injury, the Jets would reach out to graybeard Tony Richardson. "With John, it's not like his ankle is broken," Ryan said. "Tony would be the ideal guy ... but right now, it's not even close to that ... I'm not a doctor,
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Berlin 36 Movie Review - Shockya.com
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In one motion picture example, Tony Richardson's “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, a marathon runner named Colin rebels against the Governor-who runs the juvenile penitentiary and has much to gain politically by winning a meet-by stopping
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Sanchez doesn't mind Eli comparisons - ESPN (blog)
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He meant Tony Richardson, 39, currently a free agent. Richardson hasn't made any public declarations about his plans. The Jets are planning to carry only one fullback. A year ago, they defied conventional wisdom, carrying Conner and Richardson
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Colliding, With Nuance - New York Times
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After serving as Tony Richardson's backup in 2010, Conner enters this season as the starter, a designation he sees as indicative of a responsibility to do more than just stand over his considerable wreckage. Ryan has reaffirmed the Jets' commitment to
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2011 Jets Season Preview - New York Times (blog)
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Gone from the offense are the veteran right tackle Damien Woody, fullback Tony Richardson, wideouts Braylon Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery and, most damagingly, the jack-of-all-trades Brad Smith. The adequacy of these players' replacements is up for
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New Patriots will be fun to watch - ESPN
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So said New York Jets fullback Tony Richardson about the week that just was in the NFL. No offense, Tony, but you don't know "chaos" until you've seen my checking account. Still, wildest thing about the week was when the New England
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Bold Predictions for the 2011 NFL Season - Big Cat Country
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Tomlinson, Bart Scott, the loss of Kris Jenkins, Tony Richardson, and many more are all over 30 and not just by a year. This team may make another run to the conference championship (it's always a possibility) but this team is in decline,
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Free agent frenzy already underway - PN Today
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“Chaos, that's the best word for it,” Tony Richardson, New York Jets fullback and member of the NFLPA executive committee, said. For most football teams, the quarterback is the face of their team. If the quarterback is doing well, the team is doing
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Your guide to area teams and the NFL roster frenzy - York Daily Record
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"Chaos," said New York Jets fullback Tony Richardson, a member of the NFL Players Association executive committee. "That's the best word for it." On Tuesday, clubs can begin talking to veteran free agents, who can sign as soon as Friday evening
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The Worst Case Free Agency Scenarios for the New York Jets Post-Lockout - Bleacher Report
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Some notable players the Jets will want to sign once the lockout is lifted are: Shaun Ellis, Antonio Cromartie, Tony Richardson, David Harris, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Brad Smith. No one expected the lockout to go this long
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Richardson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 62
    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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  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 45
    In 1974 he went to Los Angeles to work on a script (never produced) with Sam Shepard, and to his own surprise took up residence there.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year he began work on Mahogany (1975), starring Diana Ross, but was sacked by Motown head Berry Gordy shortly after production began. Gordy took over direction himself. Richardson made four more major films before his death. His last, Blue Sky, was released posthumously and won a Best Actress Oscar for Jessica Lange. sources: Adler; Little & McLaughlin; Richardson
  • 1972
    Age 43
    In 1972 he also had a relationship with Grizelda Grimond, who was a secretary for Richardson's business partner (ex-partner, by that time) Oscar Lewenstein, and the daughter of British politician Jo Grimond.
    More Details Hide Details Grizelda bore him a daughter, Katharine Grimond, on 8 January 1973.
  • 1970
    Age 41
    In 1970 Richardson was set to direct a film about Vaslav Nijinsky with a script by Edward Albee starring Rudolf Nureyev as Nijinsky, Claude Jade as Romola and Paul Scofield as Diaghilev, but producer Harry Saltzman cancelled the project during pre-production.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 37
    He financed the escape from Wormwood Scrubs prison of the spy and double agent George Blake in 1966.
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  • 1964
    Age 35
    In 1964 Richardson received two Academy Awards (Best Director and Best Picture) for Tom Jones (1963).
    More Details Hide Details The prestige that lent him led immediately to The Loved One, during which he worked with established stars including John Gielgud, Rod Steiger and Robert Morse working in Hollywood both on location and on the sound stage. In his autobiography he confesses that he did not share the general admiration of Haskell Wexler, who worked on The Loved One as both director of photography and a producer. The films of Richardson's mid-career had nothing in common beyond shrewd collaborations with very talented people. Among his acting stars were Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, David Hemmings, Nicol Williamson, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield and Judi Dench. His musical composers included Antoine Duhamel, John Addison and Shel Silverstein. His screenwriters were Jean Genet, Christopher Isherwood, Terry Southern, Marguerite Duras, Edward Bond (adapting Vladimir Nabokov) and Edward Albee. Richardson and Osborne eventually fell out during production of the film Charge of the Light Brigade (1968). The basic issue was Osborne's unwillingness to go through the rewrite process, more arduous in film than it is in the theatre. Richardson himself had a different version. In his autobiography (p. 195) he writes that Osborne was angry at being replaced, in a small rôle, by Laurence Harvey to whom the producers had obligations. Osborne took literary revenge by creating a fictionalised and pseudonymous Richardson – a domineering and arrogant character whom everyone hated – in his play Hotel in Amsterdam.
  • 1962
    Age 33
    Richardson was married to actress Vanessa Redgrave from 1962 to 1967.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two daughters, Natasha (1963–2009) and Joely Richardson (born 1965), both actresses. He left Redgrave for actress Jeanne Moreau, although the marriage he had anticipated never materialised.
  • 1959
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 28
    Then in 1957 he directed Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice in Osborne's next play The Entertainer, again for the Royal Court.
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  • 1955
    Age 26
    In 1955, in his directing debut, Richardson produced Jean Giraudoux's The Apollo of Bellac for Television with Denholm Elliott and Natasha Parry in the main roles.
    More Details Hide Details Around the same time he began to be active in Britain's Free Cinema movement, co-directing the non-fiction short Momma Don't Allow (also 1955) with Karel Reisz. Part of the British "New Wave" of directors, he was involved in the formation of the English Stage Company, along with his close friend George Goetschius and George Devine. He directed John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court Theatre, and in the same period he directed Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Richardson was born in Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire in 1928, the son of Elsie Evans (Campion) and Clarence Albert Richardson, a chemist.
    More Details Hide Details He was Head Boy at Ashville College, Harrogate and attended Wadham College, Oxford, where his contemporaries included Rupert Murdoch, Margaret Thatcher, Kenneth Tynan, Lindsay Anderson and Gavin Lambert. He had the unprecedented distinction of being the President of both the Oxford University Dramatic Society and the Experimental Theatre Club (the ETC), in addition to being the theatre critic for the university magazine Isis. Those he cast in his student productions included Shirley Williams (as Cordelia), John Schlesinger, Nigel Davenport and Robert Robinson.
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