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Cecil Antonio Richardson
5 June 1928
|Died||14 November 1991
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||AIDS|
(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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BFI plaque commemorating Richardson's contribution to cinema
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