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Ken Russell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was an English film director. He is known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his controversial style. He has been criticized as being over-obsessed with sexuality and the church. His subject matter is often about famous composers, or based on other works of art which he adapts loosely. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he did creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. He also directed many feature films independently and for studios. He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980). One noted admirer, the British film critic Mark Kermode, attempting to sum up the director's achievement, called Russell; "somebody who proved that British cinema didn't have to be about kitchen-sink realism - it could be every bit as flamboyant as Fellini. He now makes very strange experimental films like Lion's Mouth and Revenge of the Elephant Man, and they are as edgy and out there as the work he made in the 1970s." Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Russell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Jul 3, 1927 In Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Walk With The Damned 1961-06-02
Latest Project:
Movie PuzzleFace 2022
Known For
Poster of Agatha Christie's Marple
Poster of Waking the Dead
Poster of The South Bank Show
Poster of Walk With The Damned
Movie PuzzleFace god 2022
Movie The Devils Original on-set footage Unknown 2012-01-01
Movie Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil Himself 2012-01-14
Movie The Aristofrogs Unknown 2010-08-19
Movie Mr. Nice Russell Miegs 2010-10-07
Movie Boudica Bites Back Roman Senator 2009-08-06
Movie A Kitten For Hitler Santa 2007-06-01
Movie Trapped Ashes Dr. Lucy 2006-09-12
Movie Brothers of the Head Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Colour Me Kubrick The Man In Nightgown 2005-10-06
Movie Revenge of the Elephant Man Unknown 2004-07-14
Series Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown 2004-12-12
Movie The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century Dr. Calahari 2002-02-02
Movie Hell on Earth: The Desecration & Resurrection of The Devils Self 2002-11-24
Movie Lion's Mouth Ken 2000-01-01
Series Waking the Dead Unknown 2000-09-04
Movie Ken Russell 'In Search of the English Folk Song' Himself 1997-11-14
Movie Tales of Erotica Unknown 1996-01-01
Movie Empire of the Censors Unknown 1995-05-28
Movie The Insatiable Mrs. Kirsch Mr. Kirsch 1995-01-01
Series Lady Chatterley Sir Michael Reid 1993-06-06
Movie The Secret Life of Arnold Bax Sir Arnold Bax 1992-11-22
Movie Whore Waiter 1991-06-21
Movie The Russia House Walter 1990-12-21
Series Plunder Unknown 1990-03-05
Movie A British Picture Unknown 1989-03-20
Movie Salome's Last Dance Cappadocian 1988-05-06
Movie The Lair of the White Worm Police Radio (voice) 1988-09-21
Movie Gothic Tourist 1986-11-30
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Movie Savage Messiah Passenger getting off train in station (uncredited) 1972-06-27
Movie Director of Devils Himself 1971-01-02
Movie Song of Summer Priest 1968-09-15
Movie Russell at Work Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie Walk With The Damned Hood 1961-06-02