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Ralph David Richardson, British actor.

Background

Richardson, Ralph David was born in 1902 in Cheltenham, England. Son of Arthur and Lydia (Russell) Richardson.

Education

Educated Xaverian College, Brighton, England.

Career

1 son. Debut on stage, Brighton, 1921. Toured in Shakespeare repertory, 1921-1925. 1st London appearance, Haymarket Theatre, in Yellow Sands, 1925.

Played at Old Vic, 1930-1932. First film appearance in The Ghoul, 1933. Played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, in the United States, 1936.

Motion pictures include: Things to Come, Bulldog Drumond, Anna Karenina, The Heiress, Home at Seven, Sound Barrier, The Holly and the Ivy, Richard III, Our Man from Havana, 1950, Exodus, 1960. Play The Last Joke, 1960. Played in Cyrano de Bergerac, inspector in An Inspector Calls.

Played in Macbeth, Volpone, The Tempest, Shakespeare Festival Season, Stratford-on-Avon, 1952, The White Carnation, A Day by the Sea, Timon of Athens at Old Victoria, 1956, Smiley, 1956, Waltz of the Torreordores, 1957, Flowering Cherry, 1958. A Novel Affair (film), 1956. Long Days Journey Into Night (film), 1961.

School for Scandal (play), 1962. Woman of Straw (film), 1963. Six Characters in Search of an Author, 1963.

Merchant of Venice, 1964. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1964. Carving a Statue, 1964.

Doctor Zhivago (film), 1965. Gordon of Khartoum (film), 1965. The Wrong Box (film), 1965.

You Never Can Tell (play), 1965. The Rivals (play), 1966. Toured in the United States, 1956, toured in South America in 1964.

Created Knight, 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, 1963

    • Merchant of Venice, 1964. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1964. Carving a Statue, 1964.

      Doctor Zhivago (film), 1965. Gordon of Khartoum (film), 1965. The Wrong Box (film), 1965.

      You Never Can Tell (play), 1965. The Rivals (play), 1966. Toured in the United States, 1956, toured in South America in 1964.

      Created Knight, 1947. Clubs: Athenaeum, Beefsteak, Saville, Green Room.

Membership

Clubs: Athenaeum, Beefsteak, Saville, Green Room.

Connections

Married Muriel Hewitt, 1924 (died 1942).

father:
Arthur Richardson

mother:
Lydia (Russell) Richardson

spouse:
Muriel Hewitt