Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson

English actor (1902-1983)
Sir Ralph David Richardson was an English actor who, with John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, was one of the trinity of male actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century.Wikipedia
BornDecember 19, 1902
HometownCheltenham, England
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseMeriel Forbes (m 1944 - 1983) , Muriel Hewitt (m 1924 - 1942)
ChildrenCharles Richardson
ParentsArthur Richardson , Lydia Russell
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John Heilpern, brilliant theatre critic and author of a ‘mind-boggling’ biography of John Osborne – obituary

  • John Heilpern, who has died of lung cancer aged 78, was a talented feature writer, critic and interviewer for newspapers and magazines in Britain and the US; he also wrote bold and entertaining books about Peter Brook and John Osborne. He interviewed many theatrical giants, first for The Observer, where he worked for 10 years, and then, after he moved to New York in 1980, for Vanity Fair and the New York Observer. He won a British Press Award for a memorable double interview over lunch with the great theatrical knights, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, when they were appearing together in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land in 1977. Richardson arrived on a motorcycle and Heilpern looked on in semi-detached amusement as both men acted out (perhaps overacted) their parts in what he presented as a short comic play, complete with stage directions.

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1985Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesNominated
1984British Academy of Film & Television ArtsSupporting ActorGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesNominated
1973British Academy of Film & Television ArtsSupporting ActorLady Caroline LambNominated
1967British Academy of Film & Television ArtsBritish ActorThe Wrong BoxNominated
1967British Academy of Film & Television ArtsBritish ActorDoctor ZhivagoNominated