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Born: May 5, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, actor

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Esteemed stage director who began his career as principal director of the British TV rock music series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" in the 1960s and as a pre-MTV music video pioneer, creating the visuals for such hit songs as the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" and "Hey Jude" and the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" which led to his feature debut with the Beatles' documentary "Let It Be" (1970). He won acclaim for his sensitive handling of actors and serious themes with the NYC productions of "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?", "Agnes of God" and Larry Kramer's searing AIDS drama, "The Normal Heart".Lindsay-Hogg has also directed Athol Fugard's "Master Harold ... and the boys" and William Hoffman's AIDS drama "As Is" for American TV, the music documentaries "Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park" (1981) and "Graceland: The African Concert" (1987) and the initial episodes of the highly-praised "Brideshead Revisited" (1984) for British TV. He made his narrative feature debut with a film adaptation of Muriel Spark's quirky satire, "Nasty Habits" (1977), a Watergate-inspired political allegory set in a convent. Lindsay-Hogg followed with the offbeat caper film "The Object of Beauty" (1991) and "Frankie...

Esteemed stage director who began his career as principal director of the British TV rock music series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" in the 1960s and as a pre-MTV music video pioneer, creating the visuals for such hit songs as the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" and "Hey Jude" and the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" which led to his feature debut with the Beatles' documentary "Let It Be" (1970). He won acclaim for his sensitive handling of actors and serious themes with the NYC productions of "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?", "Agnes of God" and Larry Kramer's searing AIDS drama, "The Normal Heart".

Lindsay-Hogg has also directed Athol Fugard's "Master Harold ... and the boys" and William Hoffman's AIDS drama "As Is" for American TV, the music documentaries "Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park" (1981) and "Graceland: The African Concert" (1987) and the initial episodes of the highly-praised "Brideshead Revisited" (1984) for British TV. He made his narrative feature debut with a film adaptation of Muriel Spark's quirky satire, "Nasty Habits" (1977), a Watergate-inspired political allegory set in a convent. Lindsay-Hogg followed with the offbeat caper film "The Object of Beauty" (1991) and "Frankie Starlight" (1995), the story of the trials and tribulations of a dwarf and his mother set in post-war Ireland.

Lindsay-Hogg, who has long fought rumors that he is the son of Orson Welles (to whom he bears a striking physical resemblance), is the son of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Two of Us (2000) Director
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  Horton Foote's Alone (1997) Director
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  Guy (1996) Director
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  Frankie Starlight (1995) Director
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  Running Mates (1992) Director
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  Object Of Beauty, The (1991) Director
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  Murder By Moonlight (1989) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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Was unable to read until age nine
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First job at age 16 was as an apprentice at John Houseman's repertory company in Stratford, Connecticut
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Directed first play at age 21 at a summer repertory company he established in upstate New York with friend Peter Bogdanovich
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Moved to Dublin; worked as a TV floor manager
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Made TV directing debut with a play starring Milo O'Shea that he had previously staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival
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Joined the BBC as principal director of the British rock music revue series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" which showcased groups such as the Animals, the Kinks and the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s
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London stage directing debut, "The White Devil" at the Old Vic
1970:
Documentary film directing debut, "Let It Be"
1977:
Feature film directing debut "Nasty Habits"
1980:
Broadway directing debut, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
1984:
Directed episodes of the miniseries "Brideshead Revisited"
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Education

Christ Church College, Oxford University: -
Choate School: Wallingford , Connecticut -

Notes

"Though he has never been--perhaps to his detriment--a self-publicizer, he is nonetheless a slightly mythic figure in show-business circles, known for his gentle solicitude with actors and spectacularly ungentle flare-ups with those who cross them; his penchants for dandyish dress and dining alone in expensive restaurants; and his unlikely reputation as a soft-spoken Don Juan, whose 'serial' (his word) romances have reportedly included Gloria Vanderbilt and Mary Tyler Moore, whom he directed on Broadway in "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?" He is also trailed doggedly by the rumor that he is the son of Orson Welles." --Ben Brantley (Vanity Fair, March 1991).

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wife:
Lucy Davies. TV researcher (in Ireland). Married in 1968; divorced in 1971; together in London during the 1960s; currently married to Lord Snowden (Anthony Armstrong-Jones).
companion:
Jean Marsh. Lived together for eight years during the 1970s.
companion:
Nona Summers. London socialite. Together since 1982.

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father:
Edward Lindsay-Hogg. Gentleman jockey, songwriter. Irish; first husband of Geraldine Fitzgerald (married from 1936 to 1946).
mother:
Geraldine Fitzgerald. Actor, director. Married Stuart Scheftel (president, Museum of Famous People; co-founder of the Pan Am building; grandson of the founder of Macy's department store) in 1946 after divorce from Edward Lindsay-Hogg.

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