Charles Jarrott

Director, Actor
After getting his start as an actor in English theatrical productions, Charles Jarrott continued his acting career in Canada, before directing for televised theater, feature films, and TV movies. Born in London to a ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1927 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (31)

Turn of Faith 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Secret Life of Algernon 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

A Stranger in the Mirror 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Trade Winds 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

A Married Man 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss" 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Night of the Fox 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

I Would Be Called John: Pope John XXIII 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Ike 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

Lyndon Johnson 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

The Boy in Blue 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Winston Churchill 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Condorman 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Escape From The Dark 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dove 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Lost Horizon 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

At the Midnight Hour (TV Show)

Director

The Christmas List (TV Show)

Director

The Woman He Loved (TV Show)

Director

Till We Meet Again (Movie)

(Director)

Treacherous Beauties (TV Show)

Director

Biography

After getting his start as an actor in English theatrical productions, Charles Jarrott continued his acting career in Canada, before directing for televised theater, feature films, and TV movies. Born in London to a stage-actress mother and racecar-driver father, he first worked behind the scenes and then as an actor and director with the Nottingham Repertory. Moving to Canada in 1953, he began acting in anthology TV series, also dabbling in producing, before narrowing his focus to directing. In the '60s, he directed an adaptation of the Harold Pinter play "Tea Party" for the BBC and several episodes of "The Wednesday Play," known for giving burgeoning directors and writers (such as Dennis Potter) the chance to develop their craft. Winning the attention and support of renowned producer Hal B. Wallis (of "Casablanca" fame,) Jarrott moved into features, beginning with "Anne of the Thousand Days," the 1969 dramatic account of Henry VIII abandoning his wife for Anne Boleyn, starring Richard Burton as the embittered king. The film earned numerous Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for Jarrott's direction. Jarrott's subsequent work included period piece "Mary, Queen of Scots" and a musical version of "Lost Horizon," based on the James Hilton novel. The latter disappointed both critics and audiences, steering Jarrott's career to lower-profile pictures, though he continued to work steadily, often on TV movies such as the biopic "Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter."

Relationships

Katharine Blake Actor

Wife

Suzanne Bledsoe

Wife
Married Sept. 13, 1992 until her death September 2003

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