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Richard Marquand (1937–1987)

Richard Marquand was born on September 22, 1937 in Llanishen, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales as Richard Alfred Marquand. He was a director and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Eye of the Needle (1981). He was married to Carol Bell and Josephine Marquand. He died on September 4, 1987 in ... See full bio »

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 1985 Jagged Edge
 1978 The Legacy
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Luke Was There (1976)
 1975-1976 Pilger (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Street of Joy (1976)
 1975 Do Yourself Some Good (Documentary short)
 1971-1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Brendan Behan (1971)
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
 1967-1970 One Pair of Eyes (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
 1970 Edward II (TV Movie)
 1968-1970 Cameron Country (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Back to Bikini (1969)
- Israel (1969)
 1966 Women, Women, Women (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Granny's Girls (1966)
- Coming to Terms (1966)
 1966 Inside Ireland (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 Inside America (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Woman of Action (1965)
 1964-1965 Landmarks (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- The Last Refuge (1965)
- The Beginning (1964)
 1964 Home for Heroes? (TV Movie)
 1963-1964 Adventure (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1963 The Sky at Night (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Moon Base (1963)
 1963 This Nation Tomorrow (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
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Can be seen on the April 2004 Region 1 DVD release of A Room with a View (1985). On disc two there is a BBC obituary piece from a July 1970, broadcast just after E.M. Forster's death entitled 'E.M. Forster Remembered'. In it, Marquand is interviewed about meeting Forster while a student at Cambridge.

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[speaking about the possibility of directing one of the Star Wars prequels in 1984] One, two and three are going to be very interesting, if [George Lucas] is ever able to start writing. Steven Spielberg and I would like to. It's a very interesting part of the saga, the early days. The youth of Ben Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker is really important. It's a very different world. Technology is ... See more »


He was the only non-American to direct a Star Wars film. See more »

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