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Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) was an English actor, one of a group of theatrical knights of the mid-20th century who, though more closely associated with the stage, also appeared in several classic films.

Richardson first became known for his work on stage in the 1930s. In the 1940s, together with Laurence Olivier, he ran the Old Vic company. He continued on stage and in films into the early 1980s and was especially praised for his comedic roles. In his later years he was celebrated for his theatre work with his old friend John Gielgud. Among his most famous roles were Peer Gynt, Falstaff, John Gabriel Borkman and Hirst in Pinter's No Man's Land.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) was an English actor, one of a group of theatrical knights of the mid-20th century who, though more closely associated with the stage, also appeared in several classic films.

Richardson first became known for his work on stage in the 1930s. In the 1940s, together with Laurence Olivier, he ran the Old Vic company. He continued on stage and in films into the early 1980s and was especially praised for his comedic roles. In his later years he was celebrated for his theatre work with his old friend John Gielgud. Among his most famous roles were Peer Gynt, Falstaff, John Gabriel Borkman and Hirst in Pinter's No Man's Land.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 80

Birthday 1902-12-19

Day of Death 1983-10-10

Place of Birth Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Sir Ralph Richardson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street as Jim
1984 Six Centuries of Verse (1 episode) as Himself - Reader
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes as The Sixth Earl of Greystoke
1983 Wagner (10 episodes) as Pfordten
1983 Invitation to the Wedding
1982 Witness for the Prosecution as Sir Wilfred Robarts
1981 Time Bandits as Supreme Being
1981 Dragonslayer as Ulrich
1979 Charlie Muffin as Sir Archibald Willoughby
1978 Watership Down as Chief Rabbit (voice)
1978 No Man's Land as Hirst
1977 The Man in the Iron Mask as Colbert de Voliere
1977 Jesus of Nazareth (4 episodes) as Simeon
1976 Second City Television (1 episode)
1975 Rollerball as Librarian
1973 Frankenstein: The True Story as Mr. Lacey
1973 A Doll's House as Dr. Rank
1973 O Lucky Man! as Sir James Burgess / Monty
1972 Lady Caroline Lamb as George IV
1972 Tales from the Crypt as The Crypt Keeper
1972 Eagle in a Cage as Sir Hudson Lowe
1972 Home as Jack
1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as The Caterpillar
1971 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? as Mr. Benton
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1970 Upon This Rock as Himself (Narrator)
1969 David Copperfield as Mr. Micawber
1969 The Looking Glass War as LeClerc
1969 Battle of Britain as Sir David Kelly - British Minister to Switzerland
1969 The Bed Sitting Room as Lord Fortnum of Alamein
1969 Midas Run as Lord Henshaw
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War as Sir Edward Grey
1969 Tweltfth Night as Sir Toby Belch
1966 The Wrong Box as Joseph Finsbury
1966 Khartoum as William Gladstone
1965 Chimes at Midnight as Narrator (voice)
1965 Doctor Zhivago as Alexander Gromeko
1964 The Great War (26 episodes)
1964 Woman of Straw as Charles Richmond
1962 Hedda Gabler as Judge Brack
1962 Heart to Heart as Sir Stanley Johnson
1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night as James Tyrone
1962 The 300 Spartans as Themistocles of Athens
1960 Oscar Wilde as Sir Edward Carson
1960 Exodus as Gen. Sutherland
1959 Our Man in Havana as 'C'
1957 The Passionate Stranger as Roger Wynter / Sir Clement
1956 Smiley as Rev. Lambeth
1955 Richard III as Duke of Buckingham
1952 The Holly and the Ivy as Reverend Martin Gregory
1952 The Sound Barrier as John Ridgefield
1952 Home at Seven as David Preston
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Outcast of the Islands as Captain Tom Lingard
1950 Cricket as Narrator(voice)
1950 Eagles of the Fleet as Commentary
1949 The Heiress as Dr. Austin Sloper
1949 Come Saturday as Narrator
1948 The Fallen Idol as Baines
1948 Anna Karenina as Alexei Karenin
1946 School for Secrets as Prof. Heatherville
1944 The Volunteer as Himself / Narrator
1943 The Silver Fleet as Jaap van Leyden
1942 The Day Will Dawn as Frank Lockwood
1939 The Lion Has Wings as Wing Commander Richardson
1939 On the Night of the Fire as Will Kobling
1939 Smith as Smith
1939 Q Planes as Maj. Charles Hammond
1939 The Four Feathers as John Durrance
1938 The Citadel as Dr. Philip Denny
1938 South Riding as Robert Carne
1938 The Divorce of Lady X as Lord Mere
1937 Thunder in the City as Henry V. Manningdale
1936 Things to Come as The Boss
1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles as Colonel Winstanley
1935 Bulldog Jack as Morelle
1934 Java Head as William Ammidon
1934 The Return of Bulldog Drummond as Major Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond
1933 Friday the Thirteenth as Horace Dawes
1933 The Ghoul as Nigel Hartley

Directing

1952 Home at Seven Director

Production

1943 The Silver Fleet Associate Producer

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