Ralph Richardson

1902 - 1983

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Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) was an English actor who, with John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, was one of the trinity of male actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. He worked in films throughout most of his career, and played more than sixty cinema roles. From an artistic but not theatrical background, Richardson had no thought of a stage career until a production of Hamlet in Brighton inspired him to become an actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralph Richardson has received more than 1,466,786 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ralph Richardson is the 1,348th most popular actor (up from 1,929th in 2019), the 1,501st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,019th in 2019) and the 193rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 3.93

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Among actors, Ralph Richardson ranks 1,348 out of 10,030Before him are Deanna Durbin, Tim Allen, Lorraine Gary, Nichelle Nichols, David Kelly, and Gemma Jones. After him are Patrick Duffy, Lena Olin, Franco Citti, Elsa Lanchester, Suzanne Pleshette, and Michel Simon.

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Among people born in 1902, Ralph Richardson ranks 95Before him are Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Wifredo Lam, Nicolás Guillén, Cesare Zavattini, Lyubov Orlova, and Santos Iriarte. After him are Elsa Lanchester, Albert Forster, Eric Liddell, Darryl F. Zanuck, Gustav Fröhlich, and Jean Rey. Among people deceased in 1983, Ralph Richardson ranks 64Before him are Tino Rossi, Carolyn Jones, Ross Macdonald, Marianne Brandt, Miguel Alemán Valdés, and Vladimir Gelfand. After him are Ivan Vinogradov, Ira Gershwin, Jean Rey, Dennis Wilson, Piero Sraffa, and Jon Brower Minnoch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ralph Richardson ranks 1,501 out of 6,924Before him are Stephen Harding (1059), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), Herbert Kilpin (1870), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Peter Barlow (1776), and Gemma Jones (1942). After him are Olaf Stapledon (1886), Elsa Lanchester (1902), John Profumo (1915), Elias Ashmole (1617), Tony Sheridan (1940), and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ralph Richardson ranks 193Before him are Frances Fisher (1952), Peg Entwistle (1908), Ciarán Hinds (1953), Geraldine McEwan (1932), Brenda Blethyn (1946), and Gemma Jones (1942). After him are Elsa Lanchester (1902), Jack Hawkins (1910), Peter Lawford (1923), Jason Isaacs (1963), Hugh Fraser (1945), and Michael Redgrave (1908).

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