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List of Tony Richardson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Red and Blue (1967)
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3
Red and Blue
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3
Starring:
Michael York, Vanessa Redgrave, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gary Raymond, John Bird
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
2. Nijinsky: Unfinished Project (1970)
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2
Nijinsky: Unfinished Project
12
2
Starring:
Paul Scofield, Rudolf Nureyev, Claude Jade
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
3. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
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2
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
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2

After being taken to a juvenile detention centre for theft, Colin, a young boy’s talent in running is soon noticed by the authorities. The government decides to take Colin under his wing, and allows him to practice outside. While preparing for a big five-mile race, Colin begins to review his life filled with several hardships.

Starring:
Michael Redgrave, Alec McCowen, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, James Bolam
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
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2
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
TV-PG
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2
Starring:
Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts, Shirley Anne Field, Norman Rossington, Hylda Baker
Directed By:
Karel Reisz
5. A Taste of Honey (1961)
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2
A Taste of Honey
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2
Starring:
Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Film, BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay
6. Mademoiselle (1966)
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2
Mademoiselle
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2

Manou is an Italian woodcutter living in a French village, who is blamed by the villagers, for the recent fires and flooding in the area. However, the culprit is actually a sexually repressed woman named Mademoiselle, who is  obsessed with Manou.

Starring:
Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Keith Skinner, Umberto Orsini, Georges Aubert
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
7. Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
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2
Girl with Green Eyes
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2

This 1964 British film revolves around a naïve, young girl named Kate who moves to Dublin, where she meets Eugene Gaillard, a middle-aged author. Things take a turn when she starts developing an attraction for him, despite their age and martial status. 

Starring:
Lynn Redgrave, Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Marie Kean, Arthur O'Sullivan
Directed By:
Desmond Davis
9. Look Back in Anger (1959)
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2
Look Back in Anger
11
2
Starring:
Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, Mary Ure, Gary Raymond
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
10. The Entertainer (1960)
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2
The Entertainer
12
2
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney, Joan Plowright, Alan Bates, Brenda de Banzie
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
11. Hamlet (1969)
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2
Hamlet
G
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2

Based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name, the film is made with minimalist set. Directed by Tony Richardson, it follows the story of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, whose life has been thrown into frenzy once he learns from his dead father, represented by a shining light, that he has been poisoned by his uncle, the current king now married to his mother. 

Starring:
Marianne Faithfull, Anthony Hopkins, Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Mark Dignam
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
12. A Delicate Balance (1973)
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2
A Delicate Balance
PG
11
2

An uneasy yet peaceful relationship is preserved by the well-to-do couple Agnes and Tobias as they share house with Agnes’s alcoholic sister Claire. Then their 36-year-old daughter Julia returns home after her 4th divorce, and their friends Harry and Edna turn up unexpectedly with an intention to stay on. The presence of new arrivals prompts each one to discover their inner selves. 

Starring:
Lee Remick, Katharine Hepburn, Joseph Cotten, Paul Scofield, Kate Reid
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
13. The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
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2
The Sailor from Gibraltar
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2

Anna, a wealthy French widow, sets out in her yacht in search of an old sailor friend she had known years earlier. Alan, a holidaying Englishman who has recently broken-up with girlfriend Sheila, joins Anna in her search. Some other enigmatic characters are also intrigued by her strange quest. Gradually, Alan gets attracted towards Anna, but will she forget her old love?

Starring:
John Hurt, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Bannen
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
14. Tom Jones (1963)
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2
Tom Jones
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2

Tom Jones is a romantic adventure comedy film which revolves around a man named Tom, who is quite popular among the women. However, the only love in his life is Sophie. However, things get complicated because her parents want her to get married to another man, who happens to be Tom’s cousin.

Starring:
Diane Cilento, Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Jack MacGowran, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Angela Baddeley
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director
15. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
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2
The Charge of the Light Brigade
PG-13
11
2
Starring:
Corin Redgrave, Laurence Harvey, Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
16. Momma Don't Allow (1956)
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2
Momma Don't Allow
10
2

Momma Don’t Allow is a British short documentary film which revolves around a show performed by a music band at a well known trad jazz club in London.  

Starring:
Chris Barber, Ron Bowden, Jim Bray, Lonnie Donegan, Pat Halcox
Directed By:
Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz
17. Laughter in the Dark (1969)
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2
Laughter in the Dark
X
11
2

In order to destroy a wealthy art dealer emotionally and financially, young theater usherette and her ex-lover devise a scheme. Will they succeed?

Starring:
Anna Karina, Richard Burton, Nicol Williamson, Siân Phillips, Jean-Claude Drouot
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
18. Sanctuary (1961)
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2
Sanctuary
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2

Sanctuary is a drama film which revolves around the story of Nancy, a maid who receives the death penalty for murdering the infant son of her employer, Mrs Gowan Stevens. However, it eventually appears that Nancy committed the murder to save Mrs Stevens from a predicament.

Starring:
Lee Remick, Harry Townes, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Odetta
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
19. The Border (1982)
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2
The Border
R
10
2
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, Valerie Perrine, Elpidia Carrillo, Warren Oates
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
20. Mahogany (1975)
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2
Mahogany
PG
10
2
Starring:
Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Beah Richards
Directed By:
Tony Richardson, Berry Gordy, Jack Wormser
21. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
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2
The Hotel New Hampshire
R
10
2

The Hotel New Hampshire is a comedy drama film which tells the story of the eccentric Berry family, who runs a hotel. They experience all sorts of disasters and tragedies, as well as bizzare incidents, but despite all odds, they keep going, managing to stick together.

Starring:
Matthew Modine, Rob Lowe, Amanda Plummer, Nastassja Kinski, Seth Green, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
22. Blue Sky (1994)
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2
Blue Sky
PG-13
11
2
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Lange, Carrie Snodgress, Powers Boothe, Amy Locane
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
23. Joseph Andrews (1977)
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2
Joseph Andrews
R
10
2

Joseph Andrews is a British period comedy film, which tells the story of an innocent 18th century villager Joseph, and his romantic misadventures.  

Starring:
Ann-Margret, John Gielgud, Hugh Griffith, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
24. Ned Kelly (1970)
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2
Ned Kelly
GP
8
2

It is based on a true-life story. An impoverished Ned Kelly, who is unjustly convicted by the police, turns an outlaw with his brothers and friends. After his mother is imprisoned with false accusations of involvement in a killing, he commits several murders and bank robberies, becoming the most famed Australian bushranger. Finally, he is captured after a gun battle at Glenrowan. 

Starring:
Mick Jagger, Frank Thring, Mark McManus, Ken Goodlet, Clarissa Kaye-Mason
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
25. Dead Cert (1974)
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2
Dead Cert
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2

Based on a mystery novel by Dick Francis, Dead Cert is a suspense drama film which revolves around Alan York, whose beloved friend Bill is killed during a steeplechase. He feels that the death is not an accident, and therefore he begins an investigation. He soon finds himself in the world of gambling. 

Starring:
Judi Dench, John Bindon, Julian Glover, Scott Antony, Michael Williams
Directed By:
Tony Richardson

TV Movie(s)

1. A Death in Canaan (1978)
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2
A Death in Canaan
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2
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Stefanie Powers, Jacqueline Brookes, Tom Atkins, Paul Clemens
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
2. Othello (1955)
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2
Othello
11
2
Starring:
Edmund Willard, Paul Rogers, Gordon Heath, Rosemary Harris, Robert Hardy
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
3. Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (1988)
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2
Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun
10
2
Starring:
Claire Bloom, Stefanie Powers, Peter Bowles, Brian Cox, Niamh Cusack
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
4. The Penalty Phase (1986)
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2
The Penalty Phase
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2
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, John Harkins, Millie Perkins, Jonelle Allen, Peter Strauss
Directed By:
Tony Richardson
5. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
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1
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction
R
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1
Starring:
Molly Ringwald, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Kyra Sedgwick, Melanie Griffith, Beau Bridges
Directed By:
Ken Russell, Tony Richardson, Frederic Raphael

TV Shows and Videos

BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960)
BBC Sunday-Night Play
Starring:
Ronnie Barker, Michael Caine, David McCallum, Jeremy Brett, Sean Connery, Richard Todd, Derek Jacobi
Directed By:
Naomi Capon, Rudolph Cartier, Darcy Conyers, Vivian A. Daniels, Wallace Douglas
Theatre Night (1957)
Theatre Night
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Leslie Caron, Ian Holm, Peter O'Toole, Albert Finney, Jeremy Brett, Ronnie Barker
Directed By:
Stuart Burge, Lindsay Anderson, Harold French, Wallace Douglas, Allan Davis
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Starring:
Kenneth Williams, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Crawford, Lois Maxwell, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Parsons, Harold Pinter
Directed By:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
ITV Play of the Week (1955)
ITV Play of the Week
Starring:
Richard Harris, Vivien Leigh, James Mason, Donald Sutherland, Glenda Jackson, Louis Jourdan, Julie Christie
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
The Phantom of the Opera (1990)
The Phantom of the Opera
Starring:
Burt Lancaster, Teri Polo, Adam Storke, Charles Dance, Ian Richardson
Directed By:
Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson Awards

Academy Awards
Tom Jones Best Picture 1964
Tom Jones Best Director 1964
BAFTA Awards
A Taste of Honey Best British Film 1962
A Taste of Honey Best British Screenplay 1962