This Sporting Life (1963) was a Drama - Sports Film directed by Lindsay Anderson and produced by Karel Reisz, Leslie Parkyn and Julian Wintle.
Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Richard Harris||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Rachel Roberts||Nominated|
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This Sporting Life Directed by Lindsay Anderson Written by David Storey 1963/UK Independent Artists;Julian Wyntle/Leslie Parklyn Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Mrs. Anne Weaver: What *do* you have? Frank Machin: People like me. It’s hard to find love when you are filled with rage... Read full article
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It was William Hartnell's appearance in this film that brought him to the attention of Verity Lambert, producer of Doctor Who.
When Richard Harris is roughed up behind the scrum, rugby league legend Derek Turner, who was playing the character who punches him, was asked by the director to make the contact look real. So he did. He punched Harris for real and knocked him out completely, shooting for the day had to be stopped while Harris recovered.
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