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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), Snakes and Earrings (2008) and The Blue Light (2003). 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
Snakes and Earrings
The Blue Light
The Blue Light Director
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
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He produced and directed the Ninagawa Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet", at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Hiroyuki Sanada, Tetsurô Sagawa, Mariko Kaga and Takako Matsu in the cast. See more »

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He initially wanted to become an artist but failed the entrance exam for the Tokyo University of the Arts. When he was 20, he joined a theater company as a trainee actor. He eventually became interested in directing. See more »

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