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Ken Russell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was an English film director. He is known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his controversial style. He has been criticized as being over-obsessed with sexuality and the church. His subject matter is often about famous composers, or based on other works of art which he adapts loosely. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he did creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. He also directed many feature films independently and for studios. He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980). One noted admirer, the British film critic Mark Kermode, attempting to sum up the director's achievement, called Russell; "somebody who proved that British cinema didn't have to be about kitchen-sink realism - it could be every bit as flamboyant as Fellini. He now makes very strange experimental films like Lion's Mouth and Revenge of the Elephant Man, and they are as edgy and out there as the work he made in the 1970s." Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Russell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Jul 3, 1927 In Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
22
First Appeared:
In the movie Song of Summer 1968-09-15
Latest Project:
Movie Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil 2012-01-14
Known For
Poster of Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil
Filmography
Movie Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil Himself 2012-01-14
Movie The Aristofrogs 2010-08-19
Movie Mr. Nice Russell Miegs 2010-10-07
Movie Boudica Bites Back Roman Senator 2009-08-06
Movie A Kitten For Hitler Santa 2007-06-01
Movie Trapped Ashes Dr. Lucy 2006-09-12
Movie Colour Me Kubrick The Man In Nightgown 2006-01-04
Movie Brothers of the Head Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Revenge of the Elephant Man 2004-07-14
Movie The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century Dr. Calahari 2002-02-02
Movie Hell on Earth: The Desecration & Resurrection of The Devils Himself 2002-11-24
Series Waking the Dead Unknown 2000-09-04
Movie The Insatiable Mrs. Kirsch Mr. Kirsch 1995-01-01
Movie Empire of the Censors 1995-05-28
Movie Whore Waiter 1991-06-21
Series Plunder Unknown 1990-03-05
Movie The Russia House Walter 1990-12-19
Movie Salome's Last Dance Cappadocian / Kenneth 1988-05-06
Movie The Lair of the White Worm Police Radio (voice) 1988-09-14
Movie Gothic Tourist 1986-11-30
Movie Savage Messiah Passenger getting off train in station (uncredited) 1972-06-27
Movie Song of Summer Priest 1968-09-15