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Anthony Asquith (1902–1968)


British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was subsequently elevated to the hereditary peerage. His ... See full bio »

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The Browning Version
(1951)
Pygmalion
Pygmalion Director
(1938)
Orders to Kill
Orders to Kill Director
(1958)

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[on directing The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)] Although I was sparing with the big individual close-ups, I was tempted in the scene where Edith Evans' voice goes up three octaves on a single syllable when she says the word "hanndb-a-g". On films, as you know, voices haven't need to be raised to reach the back of the gallery. We take care of that, and actors and actresses keep their voices ... See more »

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Directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: Leslie Howard (Best Actor, Pygmalion (1938)), Wendy Hiller (Best Actress, Pygmalion (1938)), and Margaret Rutherford (Best Supporting Actress, The V.I.P.s (1963)). Rutherford won an Oscar for her performance. See more »

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