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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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Ken Russell Facts
Directed 2 actresses to Oscar nominations: Glenda Jackson (Best Actress, Women in Love (1969)) and Ann-Margret (Best Actress, Tommy (1975)). Jackson won an Oscar for her performance.

Was sometimes called the "Fellini of the North".

Was part of a legendary incident in British television when he appeared on "Late Night Lineup" (1964) on BBC2 to discuss his new film The Devils (1971) alongside critic Alexander Walker, who did not like the film. As Walker began critiquing the film, Russell interrupted him repeatedly. The two began shouting at each other, and Russell eventually hit Walker over the head with a rolled-up copy of his own review. The incident took place on live television and no footage is known to exist.

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