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Joan Littlewood (1914–2002)

Joan Littlewood was born on October 6, 1914 in London, England as Joan Maud Littlewood. She was a director and writer, known for Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Sparrows Can't Sing (1963) and Lovely War (1999). She was married to Ewan MacColl. She died on September 20, 2002 in London. See full bio »

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 1961 Unternehmen Ölzweig (TV Movie)
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 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (musical play)
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing (writer)
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 1969 Mrs. Wilson's Diary (TV Movie) (producer: stage production - uncredited)
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 1968 Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (Documentary short) (unspecified crew member)
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 2000 BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor (TV Special)
 1999 Lovely War (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 The Best of British (TV Series)
- Barbara Windsor (1998) ... Herself
 1994 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Joan Littlewood's Lovely War (1994) ... Herself
 1969 I Love This Dirty Town (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1961 Tempo (TV Series)
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 2001 The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce (TV Movie documentary short)

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She directed Ben Jonson's play, "Every Man in His Humour," at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England with Charles Stanley, Sean Lynch, Victor Spinetti, Michael McKevitt, Bob Grant, Brian Murphy, Roy Kinnear, Claire Isbister, and Ann Beach in the cast. John Bury was designer. See more »

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Her musical, "Oh What a Lovely War!" performed at the Open Air Theatre in 2002 was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production. See more »


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