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Yukio Ninagawa (1935–2016)

Yukio Ninagawa was born on October 15, 1935 in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan. He was an actor and director, known for Affair in the Snow (1968), The Blue Light (2003) and Snakes and Earrings (2008). He was married to Tomoko Mayama. He died on May 12, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 80) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Affair in the Snow
Affair in the Snow Akira Sugino
The Blue Light
The Blue Light Director
Snakes and Earrings
Silence Has No Wings


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 1988 Tonkô
 1984 W's Tragedy
Theatre director Abe
 1981 Fruits of Passion (uncredited)
 1976-1977 Daitokai - tatakai no hibi (TV Series)
- Episode #2.21 (1977)
- Episode #1.29 (1976)
- Episode #1.8 (1976)
 1973 Ôedo sôsamô (TV Series)
 1973 Kyôfu gekijô umbalance (TV Series)
 1968 Affair in the Snow
Akira Sugino
 1966 Ohanahan (TV Series)
 1965 Kamo
 1964 Revenge
 1964 Assassination
Shôhei Imuta
 1963 She and He
Balloon guy
 1963 Bushido
Kamikaze pilot
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Michael Sheen, Catherine White, Paola Dionisotti, Bronagh Gallagher, Espen Skjønberg, Miriam Kelly and Haruhiko Jô in the cast. See more »

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He combined elements of Kabuki theater with Western realism to create original, critically-acclaimed productions of classic Greek and Shakespearean plays. He employed modern music, Buddhist imagery, and Japanese flora. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Edinburgh Festival, and the New York Shakespeare Festival. See more »

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