Moved to England from India at age two
Served as an army officer with the King's Royal Rifle Corps and later with the Army Intelligence Corps during WWII; military experience ended with a year in India working as a cryptographer
Along with a number of his fellow army officers, raised a red flag over the roof of their camp's mess when a Labour government was elected in Britain
Claimed that he received his "first real creative shock in the cinema" when he first saw John Ford's "My Darling Clementine"
Co-editor (with Gavin Lambert, Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson) of the film periodical "Sequence"; when they left Oxford, the editors took the journal with them, writing most of each issue themselves and publishing it in London
Made first short documentary, "Meet the Pioneers" (also narrator, writer and co-editor)
Published "Making of a Film" about Thorold Dickinson's production of "Secret People" (1952)
Produced and acted in James Broughton's experimental medium-length film, "The Pleasure Garden"
Made "Wakefield Express" and "Three Installations", the first two of nine documentary collaborations over the next several years with cinematographer Walter Lassally
Began directing occasional TV commercials, a kind of work he would intermittently return to over the years (date approximate)
TV debut directing four episodes of "The Adventures of Robin Hood"; episodes were "Secret Mission", "The Imposters", "Isabella" and "The Haunted Mill"
Co-programmer of the Free Cinema series at London's National Film Theatre
London stage directing debut, "The Waiting of Lester Abbs", Royal Court Theatre, London
Feature film directing debut, "This Sporting Life"; also marked early collaboration with novelist and playwright David Storey, who wrote the screenplay based on his novel
Stage acting debut in "Miniature" at the Royal Court Theatre, London
Earliest acting for TV included a role on "The Parachute"
Served as co-artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre, London; then as associate artistic director (1971-75)
Directed two short films, "The White Bus" and "Raz Dwz Trzy--The Singing Lesson/"One, Two, Three--The Singing Lesson", the latter made in Poland
Feature producing debut, "If...", Which he co-produced with Michael Medwin and also directed
Made feature-length film acting debut, as a barrister in "Inadmissible Evidence"
First theatrical premiere staged in collaboration with playwright David Storey, "In Celebration"
Served as co-artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre in London
Was a founding member of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre
Directed David Storey's play, "Home", on Broadway, with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson in the leading roles; received Tony nomination as Best Director of a Dramatic Play
Served as associate artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre
Narrated the documentary, "75 Years of Cinema Museum", directed by Eila Hershon and Roberto Guerra
Received credit for "collaboration" on the independently-made feature film, "Nighthawks", about a gay male schoolteacher
Directed revivals of the plays "The Holly and the Ivy" and "In Celebration" off-Broadway in 1982 and 1984, respectively
Directed a production of "Hamlet" in Washington DC, restaging and revising a production of the play he had done in London four years earlier
Made a documentary film of a tour of China by the British pop group Wham!, "Wish You Were There/Foreign Skies"
Directed last feature film, "The Whales of August"
American TV directorial debut, "Glory! Glory!", A satirical miniseries made for HBO
Played the role of the war minister in the made-for-HBO TV-movie, "Prisoner of Honor"
Last feature film acting appearance, "Blame It on the Bellboy"
Last theatrical premiere of work written by David Storey, "Stages"
Was one of five filmmakers asked by the BBC to make semi-autobiographical films for a series, "The Director's Place"; Anderson's segment scheduled to open the series 9/17/94