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Charles Jarrott
British film and television director

Charles Jarrott

Charles Jarrott
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Intro British film and television director
Was Film director Actor Screenwriter Television director
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 16 June 1927, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death 4 March 2011, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (aged 83 years)
Father: Charles Jarrott
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Charles Jarrott (16 June 1927 – 4 March 2011) was a British film and television director. He was best known for costume dramas he directed for producer Hal B. Wallis, among them Anne of the Thousand Days, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Director in 1970.

Although Anne was nominated for several awards, critic Pauline Kael wrote in her book Reeling (Warner Books, p. 198), that as a director, Jarrott had no style or personality, and that he was just "a traffic manager." Nevertheless, his next film, Mary, Queen of Scots, was nominated for six Academy Awards and several Golden Globes.

Jarrott was the son of English racing car driver and businessman Charles Jarrott, and was married to actress Katharine Blake.

Jarrott died on 4 March 2011 from prostate cancer.

Selected filmography

  • Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
  • Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
  • Lost Horizon (1973)
  • The Dove (1974)
  • Escape from the Dark (1976) (aka The Littlest Horse Thieves)
  • The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
  • The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)
  • Condorman (1981)
  • The Amateur (1981)
  • The Boy in Blue (1986)
  • The Secret Life of Algernon (1997)
  • Turn of Faith (2001)
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