Richard Marquand


Richard Marquand

Infobox actor
name = Richard Marquand


caption = Richard Marquand
birthdate = 22 September, 1937
birthplace = Llanishen, Cardiff
deathdate = 4 September, 1987
deathplace = Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Richard Marquand (22 September, 1937 [http://www.filmreference.com/film/28/Richard-Marquand.html Richard Marquand Biography (1937-) ] ] – 4 September, 1987) was a Welsh film director best known for directing the blockbuster "Star Wars" film "Return of the Jedi".

Marquand was born in Llanishen, Cardiff, the son of Rachel E. (née Rees) and Hilary Marquand, who was a member of Parliament. He was educated at Emanuel School, the Université d'Aix-Marseille in Marseille, France and King's College, Cambridge. In 1970, he began a career writing and directing for television and motion pictures. His noted films include "Eye of the Needle" (1981) and "Jagged Edge" (1985).

Marquand was then chosen by producer George Lucas to direct "". In his commentary track on the DVD, Lucas explains that Marquand "had done some great suspense films and was really good with actors. "Eye of the Needle" was the film I'd seen that he had done that impressed by the most, it was really nice done and had a lot of energy and suspense". Marquand is the only non-American to have directed a "Star Wars" movie.

In 1987, Marquand directed "Hearts of Fire", a film vehicle for rock icon Bob Dylan. The film was reviewed extremely poorly and went almost straight to video. Four years after the release of "Jedi", Marquand died of a stroke in Tunbridge Wells, Kent at the age of 49. His son James Marquand is also a director.

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0549658|name=Richard Marquand


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Richard Marquand — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Richard Marquand (17 de abril de 1938, Cardiff, Gales, Reino Unido; † 4 de septiembre de 1987, Los Ángeles, California, Estados Unidos) fue un director de cine y televisión de origen galés. Nació en Cardiff, Gales,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Richard Marquand — (* 17. April 1938 in Cardiff, Wales, England; † 4. September 1987 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA) war ein britischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent. Marquand war auch unter dem Pseudonym Jannis Laux tätig. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Richard Marquand — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Marquand. Richard Marquand Données clés Naissance 22 septembre 1938 Cardiff …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marquand — Marquand, as a person, may refer to: Allan Marquand (1853–1924), an American art historian Christian Marquand (1927–2000), a French director, actor and screenwriter David Marquand, (born 1934) an English politician Henry Gurdon Marquand… …   Wikipedia

  • Marquand — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Allan Marquand (1853–1924), US amerikanischer Logiker Christian Marquand (1927–2000), französischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur Henry Gurdon Marquand (1819–1902), US amerikanischer Philanthrop und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marquand — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Richard Marquand (1938 1987) cinéaste britannique Serge Marquand (1930 2004) acteur français Christian Marquand (1927 2000) acteur français Nadine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marquand Park — in July of 2010. Marquand Park is a 17 acre (69,000 m2) arboretum and recreational area located in the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey. It contains walking paths, a baseball field, and attractions for children such as a sandbox and a play… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Morris Hunt — (October 31 1827–July 31, 1895) was a preeminent figure in the history of American architecture. BiographyBorn at Brattleboro, Vermont, Hunt was the son of Jane Maria Leavitt, born to an influential family of Suffield, Connecticut, and Hon.… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Walter Jenkins — Richard Burton (acteur) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Burton. Richard Burton dans Cléopâtre (sorti en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Richard burton (acteur) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Burton. Richard Burton dans Cléopâtre (sorti en …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.