Anthony Harvey

Director, Actor, Editor
A budding stage and screen actor who switched strides in the late 1940s, Harvey dropped out of RADA and appeared in the feature "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945) before finding work as a film editor. He worked on a number ... Read more »
Born: 06/03/1931 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Editor (15)

The Dutchman 1967 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Whisperers 1966 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 1965 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dr. Strangelove 1964 (Movie)

(Editor)

Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1964 (Movie)

(Editor)

The L-Shaped Room 1963 (Movie)

(Editor)

Lolita 1961 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Millionairess 1961 (Movie)

(Editor)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

(Editor)

Man in a Cocked Hat 1959 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Angry Silence 1959 (Movie)

(Editor)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Brothers in Law 1956 (Movie)

(Editor)

Private's Progress 1955 (Movie)

(Editor)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)
Director (14)

This Can't Be Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Grace Quigley 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Richard's Things 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Players 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Eagle's Wing 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

The Abdication 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

They Might Be Giants 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lion in Winter 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dutchman 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

(Director)

Svengali (TV Show)

Director

The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Show)

Director

The Glass Menagerie (TV Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Caesar and Cleopatra (Movie)

Ptolemy (Actor)

Biography

A budding stage and screen actor who switched strides in the late 1940s, Harvey dropped out of RADA and appeared in the feature "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945) before finding work as a film editor. He worked on a number of films directed by the Boulting brothers (e.g., "Private's Progress" 1956, "Happy Is the Bride" 1958) as well as such high profile helmers as Anthony Asquith ("On Such a Night" 1955, "The Millionairess" 1960), Bryan Forbes ("The L-Shaped Room" 1962 and "The Whisperers" 1967) and Stanley Kubrick ("Lolita" 1962 and "Dr. Strangelove; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" 1964). Harvey segued to directing in 1967 and displayed a sure sense of pace and an adept handler of actors with "Dutchman" (1967), starring Shirley Knight and Al Freeman, Jr, and "The Lion in Winter" (1968), with Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. Harvey went on to collaborate with Hepburn again on the TV adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" (ABC, 1973) and the big screen misfire "Grace Quigley" (1985). Harvey's other films have been uneven, at best, although most feature strong performances.

Relationships

Morris Harvey

Father
adoptive father

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
scholarship student; left after three months when adoptive father died

Highgate School

London , England

Milestones

1984

Directed Hepburn in the feature "Grace Quigley"

1973

TV directorial debut "The Glass Menagerie", starring Hepburn (in her TV dramatic debut)

1968

First collaboration with Katharine Hepburn, "The Lion in Winter"

1967

Film film as director "Dutchman"

1949

Worked as film editor; frequently collaborating with the Boulting brothers

1944

Debut as film actor "Caesar and Cleopatra"

Member of Amersham Repertory Company

Bonus Trivia

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Harvey was the first director to win the DGA award who did not also win the Oscar.

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