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:

Themistocles of Athens: Truth is a heady wine. A politician must never exaggerate people's capacity for it.


Phillipe: Funny, isn't it? Julie working for the embassy and all this time she was your niece.
Baines: Yes. It's a scream.


Baines: It's a great life if you don't weaken.


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Ralph Richardson Facts
Once found by police walking very slowly along the gutter of an Oxford street, he explained he was taking his pet mouse for a stroll.

Knighted in 1947.

Played both God - in Time Bandits (1981) - and the Devil - in Tales from the Crypt (1972).

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