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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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Underground Director
(1928)
(1951)
Pygmalion Director
(1938)
(1945)

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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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Son of H.H. Asquith, the first Earl of Oxford and Asquith, British WWI Prime Minister. See more »

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Star Sign:

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