Tag Archives: Tony Richardson

Albert Finney, 1936–2019

A great actor and movie star, Albert Finney, is dead at the age of 82. In the clip above, an interview from 1984, he talks about finding the right way to play then-Pope John Paul II in a TV movie, adopting advice from John Gielgud who told him to borrow a few physical details or … Continue reading Albert Finney, 1936–2019

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Teenager Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) is taken to a detention center for juvenile delinquents where the man in charge, the Governor (Michael Redgrave), discovers his talent for long-distance running. With his documentary background, director Tony Richardson became the right person to make one of the key films of the ”angry young man” movement of the … Continue reading The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Tom Jones: A Bawdy Adventure

THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES TOM JONES! The film that won director Tony Richardson an Oscar and launched the international career of Albert Finney had quite a challenging shoot. Finney once said that he was bored throughout it and that his character wasn’t serious enough; co-star Hugh Griffith was allegedly so drunk through much of the … Continue reading Tom Jones: A Bawdy Adventure