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Karel Reisz (1926–2002)


Karel Reisz was born on July 21, 1926 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]. He was a director and producer, known for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) and Morgan! (1966). He was married to Betsy Blair and Julia Coppard. He died on November 25, 2002 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 76) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Morgan! Director
(1966)
Night Must Fall Director
(1964)

Filmography

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 2000 Act Without Words I (TV Short)
 1994 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 Sweet Dreams
 1974 The Gambler
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary) (director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1973) ... (director: On the High Road)
 1968 Isadora
 1966 Morgan!
 1961 Adventure Story (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Switch (1961)
- The Gunslinger (1961)
- Only One Hope (1961)
- One More Chance (1961)
- Captured! (1961)
 1959 We Are the Lambeth Boys (Documentary)
 1959 March to Aldermaston (Documentary short)
 1956 Momma Don't Allow (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Co-directed w/Joe Harmston) Harold Pinter's play, "The Collection," at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Douglas Hodge, Lia Williams and Colin McFarlane in the cast. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Spouse:

Betsy Blair  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on being asked how he managed to get the script to Morgan! (1966) green-lighted for production] Well, I was the head of the distribution company, so it really wasn't that difficult. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the "Official Competition" jury at the 23rd Cannes International Film Festival in 1970. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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