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Years active 1956-2011
Top Roles Dr. Lucy, Dr. Calahari, Mr. Kirsch
Top GenresDrama, Film Adaptation, Adventure, Horror, Comedy, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, LBGT, Spies
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Ken Russell Overview:

Director, Ken Russell, was born on Jul 3, 1927 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. Russell died at the age of 84 on Nov 27, 2011 in Lymington, England .



Although Russell was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best DirectorWomen in Love (1969)N/ANominated

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In the early 1980s during preproduction for the film version of the stage hit "Evita", he was so impressed with Liza Minnelli's screen test that he refused to direct the film without her. But the producers wanted Elaine Paige and the production came to a halt. The film was eventually made by Alan Parker starring Madonna.

Was sometimes called the "Fellini of the North".

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