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Karel Reisz (1926–2002)


Karel Reisz was born on July 21, 1926 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]. He was a director and producer, known for The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and Morgan! (1966). He was married to Betsy Blair and Julia Coppard. He died on November 25, 2002 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 76) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Morgan! Director
(1966)
Night Must Fall Director
(1964)

Filmography

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 2000 Act Without Words I (TV Short)
 1994 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 Sweet Dreams
 1974 The Gambler
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary) (director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1973) ... (director: On the High Road)
 1968 Isadora
 1966 Morgan!
 1961 Adventure Story (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Switch (1961)
- The Gunslinger (1961)
- Only One Hope (1961)
- One More Chance (1961)
- Captured! (1961)
 1959 We Are the Lambeth Boys (Documentary)
 1959 March to Aldermaston (Documentary short)
 1956 Momma Don't Allow (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Co-directed w/Joe Harmston) Harold Pinter's play, "The Collection," at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Douglas Hodge, Lia Williams and Colin McFarlane in the cast. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Spouse:

Betsy Blair  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Fred Astaire] Astaire is the motherless man-about-town, all sophistication, quite debonair, yet with a lope in his walk rather than a swagger, for - despite his receding hair - he is essentially boyish, youthful, innocent. See more »

Trivia:

Son of a Jewish lawyer who fled from Czechoslovakia to the UK to escape the Holocaust. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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