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Richard Marquand (1937–1987)


Richard Marquand was born on September 22, 1937 in Llanishen, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. He was a director and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Nowhere to Run (1993). He was married to Carol Bell and Josephine Marquand. He died on September 4, 1987 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. See full bio »

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Jagged Edge Director
(1985)
(1993)
(1976)

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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 documentary) (5 episodes)
- Street of Joy (1976)
 1975 Do Yourself Some Good (Documentary short)
 1973 Between the Anvil and the Hammer (Documentary short)
 1973 The Iron Village (Documentary short)
 1971-1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Brendan Behan (1971)
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
 1970 Edward II (TV Movie) (associate director: for Prospect Theatre Company)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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.

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Carol Bell  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

James Marquand | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on having George Lucas as his second-unit director on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)] It is rather like trying to direct King Lear - with Shakespeare [William Shakespeare] in the next room! See more »

Trivia:

He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

Trademark:

Villain characters in his films use a cane as pretending to be weak.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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