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Tony Richardson

Director, Actor

Look Back in AngerLook Back in Anger (1958)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure
Richard Burton plays the angry–young–man to the hilt in this grimly realistic slice of British life in the '50s. Based on John Osborne's…
Entertainer, TheEntertainer, The (1960) Recommended
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier portrays a faded comedian who reflects on his failure as an entertainer and as a man. Another fine example of moody British…
Taste of Honey, ATaste of Honey, A (1961)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Dora Bryan, Rita Tushingham, Robert Stephens
Powerful and starkly realistic 'kitchen sink' drama in which a mollycoddled lonely girl (Rita Tushingham) leaves her loveless home to befriend a…
Loneliness of the Long Distance RunnerLoneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) Recommended
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Alec McCowen
Rebellious borstal–boy Tom Courtenay finds self–discovery while cross–country training. An emotionally powerful critique of class…
Tom JonesTom Jones (1963) Recommended
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith
Albert Finney inhabits the randy trou of Tom Jones, a wild and reckless young man with an eye for the ladies. A lavishly produced Oscar winner,…
Loved One, TheLoved One, The (1965)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer
Satirical take on the funeral business in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery. Doing for funerals what that DR…
MademoiselleMademoiselle (Summer Fires) (1966)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Umberto Orsini
Divisive and disturbing portrait of a repressed school teacher who unleashes a plague of 'accidents' upon on the inhabitants of her rural…
Charge of the Light BrigadeCharge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, David Hemmings
Updated version of the Mid–Victorian battle made in the sardonic spirit of the swinging sixties. Trevor Howard, John Gielgud and David Hemmings…
HamletHamlet (1969)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Nicol Williamson, Gordon Jackson, Anthony Hopkins
The predominant use of close–ups enhances Nicol Williamson's bold performance as an impulsive, roguish young Hamlet.
Ned KellyNed Kelly (1970)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Mick Jagger
Standard Biopic treatment of the infamous Aussie bushranger, livened up by casting of Mick Jagger.
American Film Theatre - A Delicate BalanceAmerican Film Theatre - A Delicate Balance (1973)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick
The American Film Theatre's adaptation of the Edward Albee stageplay set amongst a troubled, but well–to–do American family. When some…
Joseph AndrewsJoseph Andrews (1977)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Beryl Reid
Bawdy picaresque revolves around the romantic misadventures of switched–at–birth servant. Chief amongst his concerns are the unwelcome…
Border, TheBorder, The (1981)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine
Rather underrated drama set along the Texas–Mexico borderlands, where a soiled but still–idealistic cop (Nicholson) becomes embroiled…
Hotel New HampshireHotel New Hampshire (1984)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski
Jodie Foster falls in love with brother Rob Lowe. From the John Irving novel.
Women and Men: Stories of SeductionWomen and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
Dir. Ken Russell, Tony Richardson, Frederic Raphael
Feat. James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Peter Weller
Three stories of love from the pens of famous Americans, in the hands of three great directors.
Blue SkyBlue Sky (1994)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones
Jessica Lange won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a flighty mother–of–two whose publicly turbulent marriage to army officer…
John Osborne and the Gift of FriendshipJohn Osborne and the Gift of Friendship (2006) Recommended
Dir. Tony Palmer
Feat. John Osborne, Tony Richardson, Laurence Olivier
Exemplary presentation traces the life and works of groundbreaking British playwright John Osborne, whose 1956 play 'Look Back in Anger' changed the…

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