STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 216 this week

Ken Russell (I) (1927–2011)


Ken Russell tried several professions, before choosing to become a film director. He was a still photographer, a dancer and even served in the army, but it was film that was to be Mr. Russell's destiny. He began by making several short films, and those paved the way for his brilliant television films of the sixties that are acclaimed for his ... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 45 people
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 33 people
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 41 people
created 24 Oct 2013
 
a list of 30 people
created 26 Feb 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ken Russell's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (72 credits)
 2009 Boudica Bites Back (Short)
 2007 A Kitten for Hitler (Short)
 2006 Trapped Ashes (segment "The Girl With Golden Breasts")
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "The Phantom of the Opera", "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again")
 2002 Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Lion's Mouth (Short)
 1998 Dogboys (TV Movie)
 1996 Tales of Erotica (segment "Insatiable Mrs. Kirsch, The")
 1996 Mindbender (TV Movie)
 1995 Alice in Russialand (TV Movie)
 1995 Classic Widows (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
 1993 The Mystery of Dr Martinu (TV Movie)
 1993 Lady Chatterley (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1993)
- Episode #1.3 (1993)
- Episode #1.2 (1993)
- Episode #1.1 (1993)
 1992 The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (TV Movie)
 1992 Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore (Video) (segment "The Phantom of the Opera")
 1991 Road to Mandalay (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
 1991 Whore
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie) (segment "Dusk Before Fireworks")
 1989 A British Picture (TV Movie)
 1989 Il Mefistofele (TV Movie)
 1989 The Rainbow
 1988 Ken Russell's ABC of British Music (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Aria (segment "Nessun dorma")
 1986 Gothic
 1985 Faust (TV Movie)
 1984 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1983 The Planets (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 Valentino
 1975 Lisztomania
 1975 Tommy
 1974 Mahler
 1971 The Devils
 1969 Women in Love
 1966 Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1959-1965 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (23 episodes)
- Always on Sunday (1965)
- The Debussy Film (1965)
- Bela Bartok (1964)
- Bartok (1964)
 1964 Lonely Shore (TV Movie)
 1964 Diary of a Nobody (TV Short)
 1964 Six (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 French Dressing (as Kenneth Russell)
 1962 Mr. Chesher's Traction Engines (TV Movie)
 1962 Preservation Man (TV Movie)
 1961 Antonio Gaudi (TV Short documentary)
 1961 London Moods (TV Short documentary)
 1960 Cranko at Work (TV Short documentary)
 1960 Shelagh Delaney's Salford (TV Short documentary)
 1960 A House in Bayswater (Documentary short)
 1960 Architecture of Entertainment (TV Short documentary)
 1959 Portrait of a Goon (TV Short documentary)
 1959 Guitar Craze (TV Short)
 1959 Amelia and the Angel (Short)
 1959 Poet's London (TV Short documentary)
 1958 Lourdes (Short)
 1956 Knights on Bikes (Short) (incompleted)
 1956 Peepshow (Short)
Show Show Writer (34 credits)
Show Show Actor (27 credits)
Show Show Producer (19 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (3 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (69 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Nikita" for Elton John. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Alfred Russell | Alf Russell | Kenneth Russell

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Stanley Kubrick] I find his films quite long and boring, but I quite liked Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more »

Trivia:

He is survived by his four sons, Alex Russell, James Russell, Xavier Russell, and Toby Russell; a daughter, Victoria Russell from his first marriage to costume designer, Shirley Kingdon; a daughter, Molly Russell and a son, Rupert Russell from his second marriage to photographer Vivian Jolly; and a son Rex Russell from his third marriage to actress, Hetty Baynes; and is survived by his fourth ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequent use of extreme facial close-ups See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Last Of The Mad Man Film Makers GrindhouseMattie
Your Top Ten Ken Russell Films? ihavealoadedgun
did he die?! kleolark
He's on celeb big bro.. lukied
favorite character? pum_pum
Celeb Big Brother adchelle
Discuss Ken Russell on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page