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Ken Russell

Director, Actor

DeliusDelius (1958)
Dir. Ken Russell
Ken Russell's BBC film biography of the music and life of English composer Frederick Delius, who had to overcome blindness and paralysis to fulfil…
ElgarElgar (1962) Recommended
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Peter Brett, Rowena Gregory, George McGrath
Restrained and brilliant TV docudrama on England’s greatest 20th century composer, Edward Elgar, that made the director’s name and…
Ken Russell at the BBCKen Russell at the BBC (Elgar; Debussy; Always on Sunday; Isadora; Dante's Inferno; Song of Summer) (1962-1968)
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Oliver Reed, Vladek Sheybal, Vernon Dobtcheff
The engrossing early works of the controversial director comprises six of his famed artist portraits
Billion Dollar BrainBillion Dollar Brain (1968)
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley
The third 'Harry Palmer' spy caper taken from Len Deighton's series, with the bespectacled Caine this time chasing a meglomaniac Texas…
Women in LoveWomen in Love (1969) Recommended
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson
Ken Russell's esteemed version of D.H. Lawrence's finest novel about a macho entrepreneur, his philosophically and sexually dubious friend and their…
Devils, TheDevils, The (1971) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Oliver Reed
Ken Russell's subversive foray into Catholic guilt is as bold and disturbing as it is brilliant. Amidst the witch trials of medieval France, Oliver…
Music Lovers, TheMusic Lovers, The (1971) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson
A wonderfully audacious film fantasia based on the life of Russian composer Tchaikovsky, the homosexual who married a nymphomaniac! Richard…
Boy Friend, TheBoy Friend, The (1971) Recommended
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian
Unavailable on any format until recently, this long lost flight of fancy finds Ken Russell remodeling the golden age of musicals in his own…
MahlerMahler (1974)
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Robert Powell, Lee Montague, Georgina Hale
Ken Russell's biopic on the life of the Jewish composer. As one critic observed – 'Whether the title of the opus is Mahler, Strauss or Elgar,…
TommyTommy (1975) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton
The Who's ground–breaking rock opera about the deaf, dumb and blind kid who plays a mean pin–ball. It's a bad taste extravaganza that…

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