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Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson


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Also Known As: Cecil Antonio Richardson Died: November 14, 1991
Born: June 5, 1928 Cause of Death: neurological infection resulting from AIDS
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: Director ... director producer film journalist


British theater and film director primarily associated with the "Angry Young Man" movement of the late 1950s and early 60s. Richardson worked as a producer with the BBC from 1952 to 1955 and co-directed a short documentary about working-class youths, "Momma Don't Allow" (1955), with Karel Reisz. The film was well received when shown at the first "Free Cinema" program in 1956--the same year that "Look Back in Anger," a play written by John Osborne and directed by Richardson, shook up the English theatrical establishment with its bitter indictment of postwar culture.

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