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Overview (2)

Born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, UK
Birth NameRichard Charles Hastings Eyre

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Eyre was born on March 28, 1943 in Barnstaple, Devon, England as Richard Charles Hastings Eyre. He is a director and producer, known for Notes on a Scandal (2006), Iris (2001) and Stage Beauty (2004). He has been married to Sue Birtwistle since 1973.

Spouse (1)

Sue Birtwistle (1973 - present)

Trivia (16)

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1983 (1982 season) for Best Director for "Guys and Dolls".
He was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of the 1997 season for "King Lear", at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe.
He was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of 1996 for "John Gabriel Borkman".
He was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement to Theatre.
He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of 2002 for "Vincent in Brixton", performed at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe.
He was awarded the 1982 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for Guys and Dolls.
He was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Director for King Lear and The Invention of Love both performed at the Royal National Theatre.
He was awarded the 1996 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Director for John Gabriel Borkman and Guys and Dolls.
He was awarded the 1997 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for King Lear and An Invention of Love.
He was awarded the 1997 London Evening Standard Theatre Award: Special Award for his directorship of the Royal National Theatre from 1988 to 1997.
He was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Award for Services to the Theatre at the 1995 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
An Associate Member of RADA.
Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Director (Play): in 1997 for David Hare's "Skylight" and in 2002 for a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
Directed four actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Judi Dench, 'Jim Broadbent', Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. Broadbent went the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Iris (2001).
Served on the BBC's Board of Governors (1995 - 2003).
He was awarded the (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) before being awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama. He was awarded the Member of the Companion of Honour (Order of the Companion of Honour) in the 2017 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Drama in London, England.

Personal Quotes (3)

I did not live near a theatre and it was watching a television production of As You Like It (1963), starring Vanessa Redgrave, that gave me my interest in the stage. But young people these days can't do this as the BBC is not doing these sort of plays. I'm not saying the BBC should do classics for their own sake but they must be a part of the mix.
[on Paul Scofield] For me he was the most interesting, the most alluring actor of that generation.
[on John Thaw] He's just effortlessly skilled at what he does.

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