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Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson

Sir Ralph David Richardson (December 19, 1902 - 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, did their best to make the transition to film. Richardson was born in Cheltenham and made his West End début in 1926. Thereafter he became one of the Old Vic's major stars. After World War II, he became co-director of the Vic, and also appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon. His film appearances included The Heiress, Richard III (playing Buckingham to Laurence Olivier's Richard), O Lucky Man!, Oh! What a Lovely War and Time Bandits. His career has often been compared with that of Olivier, Alec Guinness and John Gielgud.

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Ralph Richardson Facts

Birth NameRalph David Richardson
BirthdayDecember 19, 1902
BirthplaceUnited Kingdom
Date of deathOctober 10, 1983 (age 80)
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Ralph Richardson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Maid In Manhattan
Wag The Dog
Doctor Zhivago
Empire of the Sun
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Time Bandits
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