Joined the BBC TV directors' training program
Began directing for the BBC with such productions as "Othello" and Dostoyevsky's "Gambler"
Wrote articles on film for <i>Sight and Sound</i>
Stage directing debut, "The Country Wife" at the Royal Theatre in England
Helped form the English Stage Company with George Goetschius and George Devine
Co-directed first short film, "Mama Don't Allow" with Karel Reisz
Directed groundbreaking production of John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" at London's Royal Court Theatre
Made Broadway directing debut when "Look Back in Anger" moved to New York
Formed own film company, Woodfall Film Productions with John Osborne
Directed first feature, the film adaptation of Osborne's "Look Back in Anger"; produced through Woodfall Film
Produced first feature, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"; directed by Karel Reisz
Directed first Hollywood film, "Sanctuary"
Helmed first color film, "Tom Jones"
Helmed the British drama, "The Sailor from Gibraltar," starring Jeanne Moreau and then wife Vanessa Redgrave
Directed then wife, Vanessa Redgrave in "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
Directed the film adaptation of Edward Albee's play, "A Delicate Balance"
Fired by Motown head Berry Gordy shortly after production began on "Mahogany," starring Diana Ross; Gordy took over directing
Directed first US TV-movie, "A Death in Canaan"
Wrote and directed the film adaptation of "The Hotel New Hampshire," starring Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe and Beau Bridges
Directed one of three short stories for HBO's anthology special, "Women and Men: Stories of Seduction"
Last feature film, "Blue Skies," starring Jessica Lange in her Oscar winning performance (completed in 1991 and released posthumously)