Ken Russell

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell
  • Birth Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/03/1927, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 11/27/2011
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter
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Ken Russell Fast Facts:
  • Spent time in the Royal Air Force and the Merchant Navy.
  • Trained as a ballet dancer for five years at the Hampstead Ballet Club.
  • Worked as a photographer before breaking into directing.
  • Converted to Catholicism at age 28.
  • Actor Anthony Perkins officiated his second wedding, to photographer Vivian Jolly, in 1983.
  • Published his autobiography, A British Picture: An Autobiography, in 1989.
  • Was a visiting professor at Newport Film School at the University of Wales and at the University of Southampton.
  • His house suffered a devastating fire in 2006.
  • Published six novels, including Violation in 2006.
  • Quit the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother after four days due to a disagreement with fellow contestant Jane Goody.
  • Passed away due to a series of strokes.
  • Ken Russell Relationships:
  • Toby Russell - Son
  • Henry Russell - Father
  • Rex Russell - Son
  • Raymond Russell - Brother
  • Hetty Baynes - Ex-wife
  • Victoria Russell - Daughter
  • Shirley Russell - Ex-wife
  • James Russell - Son
  • Elize Tribble - Wife
  • Rupert Russell - Son
  • Ethel Russell - Mother
  • Vivian Jolly - Ex-wife
  • Alex Verney-Elliott - Son
  • Xavier Russell - Son
  • Molly - Daughter
  • Ken Russell Awards:
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1970 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1974 Cannes Film Festival: Technical Grand Prize - Winner
  • 1969 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Direction - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Walthamstow Art School, London, England

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