Terence Rattigan

Playwright, Screenwriter


Life Events


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Separate Tables (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Get Into One Of Your States Opening scene, Delbert Mann directing, from Terence Rattigan’s screenplay based on his international hit play, we meet David Niven in his Academy Award-winning role as Major Pollock, Deborah Kerr as Sibyl, Gladys Cooper her mother, in Separate Tables, 1958.
Separate Tables (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Mayfair From Head To Foot Early evening at the Hotel Beauregard, guests (Felix Aylmer, May Hallatt, Cathleen Nesbitt, Gladys Cooper) are not expecting Rita Hayworth, as Ann Shankland, greeted by proprietor Pat (Wendy Hiller), and seeking a guest we’ve not yet met, in Separate Tables, 1958.
Separate Tables (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Propulsive Powers Of Irish Whiskey Sybil, her mother and Lady Matheson (Debora Herr, Gladys Cooper, Cathleen Nesbitt) react to the first appearance of Burt Lancaster as rogue-ish John Malcolm, whom we quickly learn has important relations with the hotel owner Pat (Wendy Hiller), in Separate Tables, 1958.
Separate Tables (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Lies With Such Sincerity We’ve just met Burt Lancaster as maybe-disreputable American writer John, and know only that he’s a guest involved with the proprietor of the English coastal hotel, when he discovers Rita Hayworth, as Ann Shankland, whom we learn is his ex-wife, in Separate Tables, 1958.
Separate Tables (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Most Praiseworthy Effort At their hotel on the southern coast of England, David Niven as Major Pollock, flaws in his persona beginning to show, with Rod Taylor as student Charles, Wendy Hiller as hotelier Pat, Felix Aylmer as Fowler, in Separate Tables, 1958, from Terence Rattigan's play and screenplay, directed by Delbert Mann.
Yellow Rolls Royce, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) You Should Refuse Me More Brit nobleman Charles (Rex Harrison) returns home (exteriors of the famous Cliveden house) for a weekend of socializing and horses to wife Eloise (Jeanne Moreau), in the first episode from The Yellow Rolls Royce, 1964, directed by Anthony Asquith.
Yellow Rolls Royce, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) We Have Nothing Armor-Plated Beginning the second of three stories linked by the car, we meet American gangster Paolo (George C. Scott), his aide (Art Carney) and moll Mae (Shirley MacLaine), greeted by a salesman (Riccardo Garrone ) in Genoa, in The Yellow Rolls Royce. 1964.
V.I.P.s, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) What Lives You Tycoons Lead Introducing the last of the above-the-title stars, Maggie Smith as the assistant to Rod Taylor as self-deprecating Australian industrialist Les Mangrum, Richard Wattis as the obsequious airline manager, all from Terence Rattigan’s original script, Anthony Asquith directing, in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
V.I.P.s, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits There’s a hint of irony and some achievement in the credits for the MGM all-star drama, Anthony Asquith directing as we meet Liz and Dick (Taylor And Burton), Orson Welles, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith and Academy Award-winner Margaret Rutherford, in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
V.I.P.s, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Through The Common Herd First scene for top-billed Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as jet setters Frances and Paul Andros, Dennis Price his assistant Millbank, Richard Wattis the airline manager, bumping (not incidentally, it will transpire) into bon vivant friend Marc (Louis Jourdan), early in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
V.I.P.s, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Room With No View Joining in the premise-setting, Richard Wattis as B.O.A.C. official Sanders, Orson Welles as movie director Buda, Elsa Martinelli his latest discovery, Martin Miller his money man, then Margaret Rutherford in her Academy Award-winning role as Duchess Brighton, in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
Prince And The Showgirl, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) He's Not Serene! After prologue on obscure European politics, we meet first Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) backstage (with dresser Gladys Henson) then the visiting Carpathian regent (Laurence Olivier, also directing), London circa 1911, Jean Kent as leading lady Maisie, in The Prince And The Showgirl, 1957.


"Terence Rattigan"
Geoffrey Wansell, St. Martin's Press (1997)


Knighted in 1971.