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Joan Littlewood (1914–2002)

Joan Littlewood was born on October 6, 1914 in London, England as Joan Maud Littlewood. She is known for her work on Lovely War (1999), Sparrows Can't Sing (1963) and I Love This Dirty Town (1969). She was married to Ewan MacColl. She died on September 20, 2002 in London. See full bio »

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Known For

Lovely War
Lovely War Herself
Sparrows Can't Sing
I Love This Dirty Town
Unternehmen Ölzweig


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 1961 Unternehmen Ölzweig (TV Movie)
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 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (producer: Theatre Workshop production)
 1968 Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (Documentary short) (unspecified crew member)
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 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing (screenplay)
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 1969 Mrs. Wilson's Diary (TV Movie) (producer: stage production - uncredited)
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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)
 1967 Now and Then (TV Series documentary short)
 1961 Tempo (TV Series)
 1959 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
- Bela Bartok/Theatre Workshop (1959) ... Herself
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 2001 The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce (TV Short documentary)

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She directed Charles Chilton's musical, "Oh What a Lovely War", at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Murray Melvin, George Sewell, Victor Spinetti, Brian Murphy and Avis Bunnage in the cast. See more »

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[on the screen version of 'Oh! What a Lovely War'] Nobody died on my stage. They died in the film - that they ruined.


Renowned avant-garde English theatre director for many years. See more »


The Mother of Modern Theater

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