Ken Russell Biography
Ken Russell (Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell) was born on 3rd July 1927 in Southampton, United Kingdom. He is a director best known for his Oscar-winning films Women in Love (1969).
Ken Russell Movies/ Films/ Filmography
- 1971: The Devils
- 1969: Women in Love
- 1975: Tommy
- 1980: Altered States
- 1970: The Music Lovers
- 1975: Lisztomania
- 1971: The Boy Friend
- 1988: The Lair of the White Worm
- 1984: Crimes of Passion
- 1974: Mahler
- 1988: Salome’s Last Dance
- 1972: Savage Messiah
- 1989: The Rainbow
- 1968: Song of Summer
- 1967: Billion Dollar Brain
- 1991: Whore
- 1964: French Dressing
- 1962: Elgar
- 1986: Gothic
- 2002: The Fall of the Louse of Usher
- 1991: Prisoner of Honor
- 1977: Valentino
- 1987: Aria
- 1967: Dante’s Inferno
- 1966: Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the
- 1958: Amelia and the Angel
- 1965: Always on Sunday
- 1998: Dogboys
- 1990: The Russia House
- 2006: Trapped Ashes
- 1996: Tales of Erotica
- 2007: A Kitten for Hitler
- 1997: In Search of the English Folk Song
- 1991: Women & Men: Stories of Seduction
- 1962: Pop Goes the Easel
- 2005: Brothers of the Head
- 2005: Colour Me Kubrick
- Invasion of the Not Quite Dead
- 1978: Clouds of Glory: William and Dorothy
- 2010: Mr. Nice
- 1959: Scottish Painters
- 2006: Diva: The Video Collection
- 1978: Clouds of Glory: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- 1979: The Kids Are Alright
- 2007: Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue
- 1963: Watch The Birdie
- 1996: Mindbender
- 2006: Marple: The Moving Finger
- 1961: Prokofiev: Portrait of a Soviet Composer
- 1964: BARTOK
- 1985: Faust
- 1993: Lady Chatterley
The Devils Ken Russell
He directed ‘The Devils’ a British historical drama horror film. The screenplay is based partly on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partly on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. In 17th-century France, Father Grandier (Oliver Reed) is a priest whose unorthodox views on sex and religion influence a passionate following of nuns, including the sexually obsessed Sister Jeanne (Vanessa Redgrave). When the power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu (Christopher Logue) realizes he must eliminate Grandier to gain control of France, Richelieu portrays Grandier as a satanist and spearheads a public outcry to destroy the once-loved priest’s reputation.
Tommy Ken Russell
Ken Russell directed Tommy a 1975 British musical fantasy drama film based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy about a seemingly disabled boy who becomes a religious pinball champion.
Ken Russell Wife
In 1958 he married costume designer Shirley Kingdon but they divorced in 1978. They have five children.
In 1984 he married Vivian Jolly, they have two children, but they divorced in 1991.
In 1992 he married actress and former ballerina Hetty Baynes, they have one son, and divorced in 1997. In 2001 he married Elize Tribble until he died in 2011.
Ken Russell Death
Ken Russell died on 27 November 2011 at the age of 84 having suffered a series of strokes.
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