Ralph Richardson

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  • Birth Name: Ralph David Richardson
  • Birth Place: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: October 10, 1983
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began studying acting after receiving an inheritance, which he used to pay a Brighton theater company to keep him onboard for a year.
  • Made his professional stage debut playing Lorenzo in a 1921 production of The Merchant of Venice.
  • Joined the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Volunteer Reserve during World War II, earning the rank of lieutenant commander.
  • Was knighted by King George IV in 1947.
  • Turned down the role of Estragon in the English debut of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and later said that he regretted the decision.

Awards

  • 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1962, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1971, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1973, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1977, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1967, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actor: Nominee
  • 1953, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actor: Winner
  • 1949, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1957, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee

Relationships

  • Meriel Forbes — Wife
  • Arthur Richardson — Father
  • Lydia Russell — Mother
  • Muriel Hewit — Wife
  • Charles Richardson — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Ralph David Richardson
  • Birth Place: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: October 10, 1983
  • Profession: Actor

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