Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson
1902 - 1983

Ralph Richardson  British Actor


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Ralph Richardson was previously married to Meriel Forbes (1944 - 1983).


British Actor Ralph Richardson was born Sir Ralph David Richardson on 19th December, 1902 in Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England and passed away on 10th Oct 1983 Marylebone, London, England aged 80. He is most remembered for Tales from the Crypt. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Ralph Richardson was in an on-screen matchup with Katharine Hepburn in Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962).

Ralph Richardson is a member of the following lists: BAFTA winners (people), Shakespearean actors and English film actors.


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First Name Ralph
Last Name Richardson
Full Name at Birth Sir Ralph David Richardson
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th December, 1902
Birthplace Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died 10th October, 1983
Place of Death Marylebone, London, England
Cause of Death Stroke
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Tales from the Crypt
Year(s) Active 1921-83
Father Arthur Richardson
Mother Lydia Richardson
Friend John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier

Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) 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. He worked in films throughout most of his career, and played more than sixty cinema roles. From an artistic but not theatrical background, Richardson had no thought of a stage career until a production of Hamlet in Brighton inspired him to become an actor. He learned his craft in the 1920s with a touring company and later the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In 1931 he joined the Old Vic, playing mostly Shakespearean roles. He led the company the following season, succeeding Gielgud, who had taught him much about stage technique. After he left the company, a series of leading roles took him to stardom in the West End and on Broadway.

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Ralph Richardson80 SagittariusActor
Meriel Forbes86 VirgoActress


Invitation to the Wedding1985Uncle WillieMovie
Give My Regards to Broad Street1984JimMovie
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984The Sixth Earl of GreystokeMovie
Witness for the Prosecution1982Sir Wilfred RobartsTV Movie
Time Bandits1981Supreme BeingMovie
Wagner1981PfordtenTV Show
Early Days1981Sir Richard KitchenTV Movie
A Deadly Game1979Sir Archibald WilloughbyTV Movie
Watership Down1978Chief Rabbit (voice)Movie
No Man's Land1978HirstTV Movie
Jesus of Nazareth1977SimeonTV Show
The Man in the Iron Mask1977ColbertTV Movie
Comet Amongst the Stars1976Prof. MacleodTV Movie
A Doll's House1973Dr. Rank (as Sir Ralph Richardson)Movie
O Lucky Man!1973Monty, Sir James BurgessMovie
Frankenstein: The True Story1973Mr. LaceyTV Movie
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland1972The CaterpillarMovie
Eagle in a Cage1972Sir Hudson LoweMovie
Lady Caroline Lamb1972George IVMovie
Tales from the Crypt1972The Crypt Keeper (as Sir Ralph Richardson)Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Various RolesTV Show
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?1971Mr. BentonMovie
Hassan1971HassanTV Movie
Stage 21971Mr. HardcastleTV Show
The Looking Glass War1970LeclercMovie
Play for Today1970JackTV Show
Upon This Rock1970James III of Scotland, Narrator (as Sir Ralph Richardson)TV Movie
Battle of Britain1969Sir David Kelly - British Minister to SwitzerlandMovie
Midas Run1969Lord HenshawMovie
Oh! What a Lovely War1969Sir Edward GreyMovie
The Bed Sitting Room1969Lord FortnumMovie
David Copperfield1969Mr. MicawberTV Movie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Sir Toby BelchTV Show
Blandings Castle1967Clarence, 9th Earl of EmsworthTV Show
Khartoum1966William GladstoneMovie
The Wrong Box1966Joseph FinsburyMovie
Chimes at Midnight1965Narrator (voice)Movie
Doctor Zhivago1965AlexanderMovie
Woman of Straw1964Charles RichmondMovie
The Great War1964Douglas HaigTV Show
NET Playhouse1964JackTV Show
Thursday Theatre1964Robert JohnsonTV Show
Hedda Gabler1963Judge BrackTV Movie
Long Day's Journey Into Night1962James TyroneMovie
The 300 Spartans1962Themistocles of Athens (as Sir Ralph Richardson)Movie
Heart to Heart1962Sir Stanley JohnsonTV Movie
Exodus1960Gen. SutherlandMovie
Oscar Wilde1960Sir Edward CarsonMovie
Our Man in Havana1959'C'Movie
A Novel Affair1957Roger Wynter, Sir ClementMovie
Theatre Night1957CherryTV Show
Smiley1956Reverend LambethMovie
Richard III1955Duke of BuckinghamMovie
The Sound Barrier1952J.R.Movie
Outcast of the Islands1952Captain LingardMovie
The Holly and the Ivy1952Rev. Martin GregoryMovie
Murder on Monday1952David PrestonMovie
The Heiress1949Dr. Austin SloperMovie
Fireside Theatre1949Ebenezer ScroogeTV Show
Anna Karenina1948KareninMovie
The Fallen Idol1948BainesMovie
Everyman1947GodTV Movie
Secret Flight1946Prof. HeathervilleMovie
The Silver Fleet1943Jaap van LeydenMovie
The Avengers1942Frank LockwoodMovie
Clouds Over Europe1939Major Charles HammondMovie
The Four Feathers1939Captain John DurranceMovie
The Lion Has Wings1939Wing Commander RichardsonMovie
The Fugitive1939Will KoblingMovie
Smith1939John SmithShort Film
Bees on the Boat-Deck1939Sam GridleyTV Movie
The Citadel1938DennyMovie
The Divorce of Lady X1938Lord MereMovie
South Riding1938Robert CarneMovie
Thunder in the City1937ManningdaleMovie
Othello1937OthelloTV Movie
The Man Who Could Work Miracles1936Colonel WinstanleyMovie
Things to Come1936The BossMovie
Alias Bulldog Drummond1935MorelleMovie
Java Head1934William AmmidonMovie
The Return of Bulldog Drummond1934Major Hugh 'Bulldog' DrummondMovie
The King of Paris1934Paul LebrunMovie
Thunder in the Air1934Short Film
Friday the Thirteenth1933Horace DawesMovie
The Ghoul1933Nigel HartleyMovie
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