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Also Known As: Died: November 14, 1991
Born: June 5, 1928 Cause of Death: neurological infection resulting from AIDS
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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1952:
Joined the BBC TV directors' training program
1953:
Began directing for the BBC with such productions as "Othello" and Dostoyevsky's "Gambler"
1954:
Wrote articles on film for <i>Sight and Sound</i>
1955:
Stage directing debut, "The Country Wife" at the Royal Theatre in England
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Helped form the English Stage Company with George Goetschius and George Devine
1955:
Co-directed first short film, "Mama Don't Allow" with Karel Reisz
1956:
Directed groundbreaking production of John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" at London's Royal Court Theatre
1957:
Made Broadway directing debut when "Look Back in Anger" moved to New York
1958:
Formed own film company, Woodfall Film Productions with John Osborne
1959:
Directed first feature, the film adaptation of Osborne's "Look Back in Anger"; produced through Woodfall Film
1960:
Produced first feature, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"; directed by Karel Reisz
1961:
Directed first Hollywood film, "Sanctuary"
1963:
Helmed first color film, "Tom Jones"
1967:
Helmed the British drama, "The Sailor from Gibraltar," starring Jeanne Moreau and then wife Vanessa Redgrave
1968:
Directed then wife, Vanessa Redgrave in "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
1973:
Directed the film adaptation of Edward Albee's play, "A Delicate Balance"
1975:
Fired by Motown head Berry Gordy shortly after production began on "Mahogany," starring Diana Ross; Gordy took over directing
1978:
Directed first US TV-movie, "A Death in Canaan"
1984:
Wrote and directed the film adaptation of "The Hotel New Hampshire," starring Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe and Beau Bridges
1990:
Directed one of three short stories for HBO's anthology special, "Women and Men: Stories of Seduction"
1994:
Last feature film, "Blue Skies," starring Jessica Lange in her Oscar winning performance (completed in 1991 and released posthumously)

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