Ralph Richardson

Actor Ralph Richardson

Profession: Actor

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Ralph Richardson was one of the major figures of the British stage in the mid-20th century before becoming a film star later in life.

Richardson began his career in touring theater companies, then in 1930 he joined the Old Vic theater company in London where he worked with the likes of John Gielgud. From 1944 he was a co-director of the Old Vic theater along with Laurence Oliver and John Burrell.

Richardson worked in films throughout most of his career, playing more than sixty cinema roles. He appeared in Carol Reed's "The Fallen idol" (1948), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) and was nominated for an Academy Award of his performance in "Greystroke" (1984).

Born: December 19, 1902
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: October 10, 1983 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1944-01-26 Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

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