il cinema inglese dei primi anni ‘ 60

In the early 1960s, a primary figure of the British new wave was Tony Richardson (1928 – 1991) whose subjects have always been interesting and often based on stage plays and classic novels. He developed (sviluppò) the ideas that led to the formation of the English Stage Company, and later co-founded Woodfall Films with the dramatist John Osborne. He had already directed Osborne’s plays Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court Theatre and The Entertainer – starring Sir Laurence Olivier – again for the Royal court. As Woodfall’s debut, Richardson directed Richard Burton in the film version of Look back in Anger. He received two Academy Awards – as Best Director and Best Picture – for Tom Jones in 1963, starring Albert Finney, based on Henry Fielding’s masterpiece (capolavoro).  He was married to the actress Vanessa Redgrave between 1962 and 1967 and had two daughters, Natasha Richardson (born 1963) and Joely Richardson (born 1965), both actresses. The couple divorced because of Richardson’s relationship with actress Jeanne Moreau who stayed with him till his death for complications from AIDS at 63 in 1991.