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Anthony Asquith (1902–1968)

British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was subsequently elevated to the hereditary peerage. His ... See full bio »

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[on Leslie Howard] Leslie Howard was wonderful. He'd come on the set, have a quiet walk-through in rehearsal and then he would repeat a shot again and again -- even his eyelashes would be in the same place at any given moment, yet his performance was never mechanical. He had the most wonderfully controlled technique I have ever seen. See more »

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Directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: Leslie Howard (Best Actor, Pygmalion (1938)), Wendy Hiller (Best Actress, Pygmalion (1938)), and Margaret Rutherford (Best Supporting Actress, The V.I.P.s (1963)). Rutherford won an Oscar for her performance. See more »

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