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Richard III (1955) Poster

(1955)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Laurence Olivier

Writing Credits  

William Shakespeare ... (plays)
 
Laurence Olivier ... (uncredited)
David Garrick ... (textual alterations for his production of the play)
Colley Cibber ... (textual alterations)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Cedric Hardwicke ... King Edward IV of England
Nicholas Hannen ... Archbishop
Laurence Olivier ... Richard III
Ralph Richardson ... Duke of Buckingham
John Gielgud ... George, Duke of Clarence
Mary Kerridge ... Queen Elizabeth
Pamela Brown ... Jane Shore
Paul Huson ... Edward, Prince of Wales
Stewart Allen Stewart Allen ... Page to Richard
Claire Bloom ... The Lady Anne
Russell Thorndike Russell Thorndike ... First Priest
Wallace Bosco Wallace Bosco ... Monk (as Wally Bosco)
Norman Fisher Norman Fisher ... Monk
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Brackenbury
Clive Morton ... The Lord Rivers
Terence Greenidge Terence Greenidge ... Scrivener
Norman Wooland ... Catesby
Alec Clunes ... The Lord Hastings
Dan Cunningham Dan Cunningham ... The Lord Grey
Douglas Wilmer ... The Lord Dorset
Laurence Naismith ... The Lord Stanley
Michael Gough ... Dighton, 1st murderer
Michael Ripper ... Forrest, 2nd murderer
Helen Haye ... Duchess of York
Andy Shine Andy Shine ... Young Duke of York
Roy Russell Roy Russell ... Abbot
George Woodbridge ... Lord Mayor of London
Esmond Knight ... Ratcliffe
John Laurie ... Lovel
Peter Williams Peter Williams ... Messenger to Hastings
Timothy Bateson ... Ostler
Willoughby Gray ... 2nd Priest
Ann Wilton Ann Wilton ... Scrub woman
Bill Shine ... Beadle
Derek Prentice Derek Prentice ... Clergyman
Deering Wells Deering Wells ... Clergyman
Richard Bennett Richard Bennett ... George Stanley
Patrick Troughton ... Tyrell
Brian Nissen Brian Nissen ... Messenger to Richard
Alexander Davion ... Messenger to Richard
Lane Meddick Lane Meddick ... Messenger to Richard
Robert Bishop Robert Bishop ... Messenger to Richard
John Phillips ... Norfolk
Stanley Baker ... Henry, Earl of Richmond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernard Hepton ... Soldier (uncredited)
Howard Knight Howard Knight ... Boy (uncredited)
Rosalind Knight ... Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Gareth Tandy Gareth Tandy ... Boy (uncredited)

Produced by 

Laurence Olivier ... producer
Alexander Korda ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

William Walton ... (as Sir William Walton)

Cinematography by 

Otto Heller

Film Editing by 

Helga Cranston

Production Design by 

Roger K. Furse ... (as Roger Furse)

Art Direction by 

Carmen Dillon

Costume Design by 

Margaret Furse ... (uncredited)
Roger K. Furse ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department 

Gladys Atkinson ... hair stylist
Tony Sforzini ... makeup artist
Gordon Bond ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Trevor Crole-Rees ... makeup artist (uncredited)
George Partleton ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

John W. Gossage ... production supervisor (as John Gossage)
Jack Martin ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Gerry O'Hara ... assistant director
René Dupont ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jack N. Green ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Bert Pearl ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Roger Ramsdell ... set dresser
Robert White ... scenic artist
William Hutchinson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Arthur Lawson ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Terence Morgan ... assistant designer (uncredited)
Peter Mullins ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Francisco Prósper ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
James Sawyer ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Frank Willson ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Red Law ... sound recordist
Bert Rule ... sound editor
George Stephenson ... sound recordist
Alan Blay ... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Norman Daines ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Jack Davies ... boom operator (uncredited)
Sandy Fairlie ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Barbara Hopkins ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Bob Jones ... dubbing crew (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Wally Veevers ... special effects

Visual Effects by 

Bob Cuff ... matte painter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Denys N. Coop ... camera operator (as Denys Coop)
Frank Howard ... camera grip
Jack Sullivan ... chief electrician
Peter Broxup ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
John Cabrera ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Norman Hargood ... still photographer (uncredited)
Alex Thomson ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

John McCorry ... wardrobe master (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

John Poyner ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Location Management 

Luis Roberts ... location associate
Roberto Roberts ... location associate

Music Department 

Muir Mathieson ... conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... music played by

Script and Continuity Department 

Pamela Davies ... continuity

Additional Crew 

Joan Bridge ... technicolor color consultant
Anthony Bushell ... associate director
Jack Curran ... horse master
Alan Dent ... text advisor
John Greenwood ... sword play
Bernard Hepton ... sword play
Laurence Olivier ... presenter
Roger Ramsdell ... titler
Jeremy Taylor ... horse master
Catherine O'Brien ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Betty Parry ... production secretary (uncredited)
Mollie Terraine ... Dialogue coach (uncredited)
Tadeo Villalba ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

See also

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