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Lindsay Anderson (I) (1923–1994)

Lindsay Anderson was born on April 17, 1923 in Bangalore, Karnataka, British India as Lindsay Gordon Anderson. He was a director and actor, known for If.... (1968), This Sporting Life (1963) and O Lucky Man! (1973). He died on August 30, 1994 in Angoulême, Charente, France. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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If.... Director
This Sporting Life
O Lucky Man!
O Lucky Man! Director
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 1989 Glory! Glory! (TV Movie)
 1986 Free Cinema (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Wham! in China: Foreign Skies (Documentary)
 1980 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
 1979 The Old Crowd (TV Movie)
 1973 O Lucky Man!
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Home (1972)
 1968 If....
 1968 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Home (1968)
 1967 The Singing Lesson (Documentary short)
 1959-1960 Theatre Night (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Billy Liar (1960)
 1959 March to Aldermaston (Documentary short)
 1957 Every Day Except Christmas (Documentary short)
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Ambush (1957)
- The Haunted Mill (1956)
- Isabella (1956)
- The Imposters (1956)
- Secret Mission (1956)
 1955 £20 a Ton (Short)
 1955 Energy First (Short)
 1955 Foot and Mouth (Short)
 1955 Green and Pleasant Land (Short)
 1955 Henry (Short)
 1955 The Children Upstairs (Documentary short)
 1954 Thursday's Children (Documentary short)
 1953 O Dreamland (Documentary short)
 1952 Three Installations (Short)
 1952 Trunk Conveyor (Short)
 1952 Wakefield Express (Documentary short)
 1949 Idlers That Work (Short)
 1948 Meet the Pioneers (Documentary short)
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He directed David Storey's play, "The March on Russia", in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Frank Grimes, Bill Owen, Constance Chapman and Patsy Rowlands in the cast. See more »

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[speaking at age 61] In the morning I feel about 50; then, depending on how the day goes, I might get down to about 22. When I'm directing on stage, I'm 43 and 32 when making a film because I feel less in control. Acting? Oh, then I'm 24. And when I'm on my own, I feel about 17 and think the world is all before me. See more »


Was offered the role of the Emperor in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), but had to decline because of post-production for his film Britannia Hospital (1982), which also featured Mark Hamill. See more »

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