Ralph Richardson Overview:

Legendary actor, Ralph Richardson, was born Ralph David Richardson on Dec 19, 1902 in Cheltenham, England. Richardson died at the age of 80 on Oct 10, 1983 in London, England and was laid to rest in Highgate Cemetery (East) in Highgate, Greater London, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Richardson was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best Supporting ActorThe Heiress (1949)Dr. Austin SloperNominated
1984Best Supporting ActorGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesThe Sixth Earl of GreystokeNominated
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Ralph Richardson Quotes:

Baines: There's lies and lies.
Mrs. Baines: What do you mean by that?
Baines: Some lies are just kindness.


[first lines]
Baines: Good day, sir... In his office there, miss.


William Gladstone: I don't trust any man who consults God before he consults me.


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Is portrayed by Rhys McConnochie in Darlings of the Gods (1989) (TV)

Played two roles originally played by Basil Rathbone. He played Karenin in Anna Karenina (1948) (Rathbone was Karenin in the Anna Karenina (1935) film version). Richarson also played Dr. Sloper in The Heiress (1949) after Rathbone had played Sloper in the Broadway stage version.

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Special Award in 1982 (1981 season) for his lifetime achievement in the theatre.

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