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John Schlesinger (I) (1926–2003)


Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, England on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child born of a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother Winifred was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War II. While attending Balliol College at ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Derek Moulthorpe
- The Lost Language of Cranes (1992) ... Derek Moulthorpe
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series)
Derek Moulthorpe
- The Lost Language of Cranes (1991) ... Derek Moulthorpe
 1991 The Lost Language of Cranes (TV Movie)
Derek Moulthorpe
 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Jack Ludlow
- The Masked Bandits (1958) ... Jack Ludlow
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Ticket Inspector
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... Ticket Inspector
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Charles Reade
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Alan-a-Dale / Hale
- The Dowry (1957) ... Alan-a-Dale
- The Haunted Mill (1956) ... Hale
 1957 The Grove Family (TV Series)
Mr. Gribble
- Business as Usual (1957) ... Mr. Gribble
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Head porter
- Million Dollar Smile (1957) ... Head porter
 1957 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Ski instructor
- Swiss Stakes (1957) ... Ski instructor
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Corporal Schneider
- A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse (1957) ... Corporal Schneider
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Pigtail
- The Surgeon of San Rojo (1956) ... Pigtail
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Dutch Cook, Thornbull
- Death and the Other Monkey (1956) ... Dutch Cook, Thornbull
 1955 As I Was Saying (TV Series)
- A Deal in Diving (1955)
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Daniel Morraine
- Death Mask (1955) ... Daniel Morraine
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Macduff / Drunkard / Amiens
- Will Shakespeare (1953) ... Macduff / Drunkard
- As You Like It (1953) ... Amiens
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He directed Charles Strouse's musical, "I and Albert", at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Polly James in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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A lot of claptrap is talked about The Method as though the British actor didn't have one. It's just that we tend to be quieter about it. See more »

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Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses." Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had ... See more »

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