Wednesday, 8 August 2018

523) Anthony Asquith

Anthony William Lars Asquith (1902 – 1968). English film director, the son of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916, and Margot Asquith.
He collaborated successfully with playwright Terence Rattigan on The Winslow Boy (1948) and The Browning Version (1951), among other adaptations. His other notable films include Pygmalion (1938, for which George Bernard Shaw, Cecil Lewis, Ian Dalrymple, and W. P. Lipscomb won the 1938 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay), French Without Tears (1940), The Way to the Stars (1945) and a 1952 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

- "He had red curly hair that appeared to have a life of its own."…

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