Esteemed stage director who began his career as principal director of the British TV rock music series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" in the 1960s and as a pre-MTV music video pioneer, creating the visuals for...
Made TV directing debut with a play starring Milo O'Shea that he had previously staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival
Documentary film directing debut, "Let It Be"
First job at age 16 was as an apprentice at John Houseman's repertory company in Stratford, Connecticut
Directed first play at age 21 at a summer repertory company he established in upstate New York with friend Peter Bogdanovich
Directed episodes of the miniseries "Brideshead Revisited"
Moved to Dublin; worked as a TV floor manager
London stage directing debut, "The White Devil" at the Old Vic
Joined the BBC as principal director of the British rock music revue series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" which showcased groups such as the Animals, the Kinks and the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s
Was unable to read until age nine
Feature film directing debut "Nasty Habits"
Broadway directing debut, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
Esteemed stage director who began his career as principal director of the British TV rock music series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" in the 1960s and as a pre-MTV music video pioneer, creating the visuals for such hit songs as the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" and "Hey Jude" and the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" which led to his feature debut with the Beatles' documentary "Let It Be" (1970). He won acclaim for his sensitive handling of actors and serious themes with the NYC productions of "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?", "Agnes of God" and Larry Kramer's searing AIDS drama, "The Normal Heart".
Lindsay-Hogg has also directed Athol Fugard's "Master Harold ... and the boys" and William Hoffman's AIDS drama "As Is" for American TV, the music documentaries "Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park" (1981) and "Graceland: The African Concert" (1987) and the initial episodes of the highly-praised "Brideshead Revisited" (1984) for British TV. He made his narrative feature debut with a film adaptation of Muriel Spark's quirky satire, "Nasty Habits" (1977), a Watergate-inspired political allegory set in a convent. Lindsay-Hogg followed with the offbeat caper film "The Object of Beauty" (1991) and "Frankie Starlight" (1995), the story of the trials and tribulations of a dwarf and his mother set in post-war Ireland.
Lindsay-Hogg, who has long fought rumors that he is the son of Orson Welles (to whom he bears a striking physical resemblance), is the son of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.
married in 1968; divorced in 1971; together in London during the 1960s; currently married to Lord Snowden (Anthony Armstrong-Jones)
"Though he has never been--perhaps to his detriment--a self-publicizer, he is nonetheless a slightly mythic figure in show-business circles, known for his gentle solicitude with actors and spectacularly ungentle flare-ups with those who cross them; his penchants for dandyish dress and dining alone in expensive restaurants; and his unlikely reputation as a soft-spoken Don Juan, whose 'serial' (his word) romances have reportedly included Gloria Vanderbilt and Mary Tyler Moore, whom he directed on Broadway in "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?" He is also trailed doggedly by the rumor that he is the son of Orson Welles." --Ben Brantley (Vanity Fair, March 1991).