Tony Richardson

English theatre and film director and producer

Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English theatre and movie director and producer. His career lasted for fifty years. In 1964 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the movie Tom Jones. He also directed The Loved One, during which he worked with established stars including John Gielgud, Rod Steiger and Robert Morse.

Tony Richardson
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Cecil Antonio Richardson

(1928-06-05)5 June 1928
Died14 November 1991(1991-11-14) (aged 63)
Cause of deathAIDS
OccupationDirector, producer
Years active1952–1991
Vanessa Redgrave
(m. 1962; div. 1967)
Children3, including Natasha and Joely Richardson
RelativesDaisy Bevan (granddaughter)

He helped pay for the escape of a Wormwood Scrubs prison-imprisoned spy and double agent George Blake in 1966.[1]


  1. "John Quine". The Daily Telegraph. London. 12 June 2013.

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