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Richard Eyre

Richard Eyre was born on March 28, 1943 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. He is a director and producer, known for Notes on a Scandal (2006), Iris (2001) and Stage Beauty (2004). He has been married to Sue Birtwistle since 1973. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Notes on a Scandal
Iris Director
Stage Beauty
Stage Beauty Director
The Other Man
The Other Man Director


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 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012)
 2010/I Carmen
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Three Kings (2009)
 2008 The Other Man
 2004 Stage Beauty
 2001/I Iris
 2000 Rockaby (TV Short)
 1998 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
- King Lear (1998)
 1986-1995 Screen Two (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1988 Tumbledown (TV Movie)
 1987 V. (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Past Caring (TV Movie)
 1979-1981 Play for Today (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Country (1981)
- Pasmore (1980)
- Comedians (1979)
- Waterloo Sunset (1979)
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (7 credits)
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He directed John Gay's play, "The Beggar's Opera," in a British National Theatre production at the Cottesloe Theatre in London, England with Paul Jones, Belinda Sinclair, Imelda Staunton, June Watson, and David Ryall in the cast. See more »

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Sir Richard Eyre

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I did not live near a theatre and it was watching a television production of As You Like It (1963), starring Vanessa Redgrave, that gave me my interest in the stage. But young people these days can't do this as the BBC is not doing these sort of plays. I'm not saying the BBC should do classics for their own sake but they must be a part of the mix. See more »


Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Director (Play): in 1997 for David Hare's "Skylight" and in 2002 for a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." See more »

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