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Tony Richardson
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Born
Cecil Antonio Richardson

(1928-06-05)5 June 1928
Died 14 November 1991(1991-11-14) (aged 63)
Cause of death AIDS
Occupation Director, producer
Years active 1952–1991
Spouse(s)
Vanessa Redgrave
(m. 1962; div. 1967)
Children 3, including Natasha and Joely Richardson
Relatives Daisy Bevan (granddaughter)

Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English theatre and movie director and producer. His career lasted for fifty years. In 1964 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the movie Tom Jones. He also directed The Loved One, during which he worked with established stars including John Gielgud, Rod Steiger and Robert Morse.

He helped pay for the escape of a Wormwood Scrubs prison-imprisoned spy and double agent George Blake in 1966.


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