Lindsay Anderson

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Lindsay Anderson
Lindsay Gordon Anderson

(1923-04-17)17 April 1923
Died30 August 1994(1994-08-30) (aged 71)
Cause of deathheart attack
Years active1948–1993

Lindsay Gordon Anderson (17 April 1923 – 30 August 1994[1]) was a British feature-film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading-light of the Free Cinema movement and of the British New Wave.

Anderson died from a heart attack on 30 August 1994 at the age of 71.

Theatre productions[change | change source]

All Royal Court, London, unless otherwise indicated:

  • The Waiting of Lester Abbs (Kathleen Sully, 1957)
  • The Long and the Short and the Tall (Willis Hall, 1959)
  • Progress to the Park (Alun Owen, 1959)
  • The Trial of Cob and Leach/Jazzetry (Christopher Logue, 1959)
  • Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (John Arden, 1959)
  • The Lily White Boys (Harry Cookson and Christopher Logue, 1960)
  • Trials by Logue: Antigone/Cob and Leach (Christopher Logue, 1960)
  • Diary of a Madman (Gogol adaptation, 1963)
  • Box and Cox (John Maddison Morton, 1961)
  • The Fire Raisers (Max Frisch, 1961)
  • Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare, 1964)
  • Andorra (Max Frisch, National Theatre at the Old Vic, 1964)
  • The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov, Chichester Festival Theatre, 1966)
  • Inadmissible Evidence (John Osborne, Teatr Współczesny, Warsaw, 1966)
  • The Contractor (David Storey, 1969)
  • Home (David Storey, also Morosco Theatre NY, 1970)
  • The Changing Room (David Storey, 1971)
  • The Farm (David Storey, 1973)
  • Life Class (David Storey, 1974)
  • In Celebration (David Storey 1974)
  • What the Butler Saw (Joe Orton, 1975)
  • The Seagull (Anton Chekhov, Lyric Theatre, 1975); in repertory with
  • The Bed Before Yesterday (Ben Travers, Lyric Theatre, 1975)
  • The Kingfisher (William Douglas Home, Lyric Theatre 1977, Biltmore NY, 1978)
  • Alice's Boys (Felicity Brown and Jonathan Hayes, Savoy Theatre, 1978)
  • Early Days (David Storey, National Cottesloe Theatre, 1980)

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  • The Holly and the Ivy (Wynyard Browne, Roundabout New York, 1982)
  • The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1983)
  • The Playboy of the Western World (John Millington Synge, 1984)
  • In Celebration revival (David Storey, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY, 1984)
  • Holiday (Philip Barry, Old Vic, 1987)
  • The March on Russia (David Storey, National Lyttelton Theatre, 1989)
  • The Fishing Trip (Frank Grimes, Warehouse Theatre, 1991)
  • Stages (David Storey, National Cottesloe Theatre, 1992)

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Year Title Notes
1963 This Sporting Life Nominated—Palme d'Or
1967 The White Bus Short film, also producer
1968 if.... Also producer

Palme d'Or Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Direction

1973 O Lucky Man! Also producer

Nominated—Palme d'Or

1975 In Celebration
1982 Britannia Hospital Fantasporto Audience Jury Award

Nominated—Palme d'Or Nominated—Gold Hugo

1986 Wham! in China: Foreign Skies Documentary
1987 The Whales of August
1992 Is That All There Is? Mockumentary; also writer

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Notes
1956–1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood 5 episodes
1972 Play for Today Episode: "Home"
1979 The Old Crowd Television film
1980 Look Back in Anger Television film
1986 Free Cinema Television documentary
1987 Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow Documentary (Narrator)
1989 Glory! Glory! Television film

Documentary short films[change | change source]

Year Title
1948 Meet the Pioneers
1949 Idlers that Work
1952 Trunk Conveyor
1952 Three Installations
1954 Thursday's Children
1955 The Children Upstairs
1955 Henry
1955 Green and Pleasant Land
1955 Foot and Mouth
1955 Energy First
1955 A Hundred Thousand Children
1955 £20 a Ton
1956 O Dreamland
1957 Wakefield Express
1957 Every Day Except Christmas
1959 March to Aldermaston
1967 The Singing Lesson

Acting[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 O Lucky Man! Film Director Uncredited
1986 Inadmissible Evidence Barrister
1981 Chariots of Fire Master of Caius
1991 Prisoner of Honor War Minister Television film
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy Mr. Marshall Voice

References[change | change source]

  1. Marquis Who's Who (1996). Who was who in America : with world notables. Internet Archive. Reed Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-8379-0225-8.