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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 1,637,919 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ralph Richardson is the 1,188th most popular actor (up from 1,348th in 2019), the 1,308th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,500th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 39

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  • 4.29

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Among actors, Ralph Richardson ranks 1,188 out of 9,996Before him are Michael Redgrave, Gong Yoo, Connie Nielsen, Léa Seydoux, Michael Emerson, and Brenda Blethyn. After him are David Strathairn, Bata Živojinović, Iain Glen, Rob Reiner, Ving Rhames, and Carel Struycken.

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Among people born in 1902, Ralph Richardson ranks 77Before him are Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Nathan Milstein, William Walton, Markian Popov, Jan Tschichold, and Norma Shearer. After him are Maurice Duruflé, Alfredo Binda, Christian de Castries, Gianpiero Combi, Langston Hughes, and Richard Rodgers. Among people deceased in 1983, Ralph Richardson ranks 54Before him are Victor Turner, Shizo Kanakuri, Walther Nehring, William Walton, Norma Shearer, and Igor Markevitch. After him are Florence Owens Thompson, Anthony Blunt, Karen Carpenter, László Budai, Benigno Aquino Jr., and Piero Sraffa.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ralph Richardson ranks 1,308 out of 7,765Before him are Kenneth E. Boulding (1910), Janick Gers (1957), Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Wat Tyler (1341), Brenda Blethyn (1946), and Steven Gerrard (1980). After him are R. D. Laing (1927), Ted Hughes (1930), Iain Glen (1961), Edward Frankland (1825), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ralph Richardson ranks 173Before him are David Thewlis (1963), David Prowse (1935), Kate Beckinsale (1973), Tom Hiddleston (1981), Michael Redgrave (1908), and Brenda Blethyn (1946). After him are Iain Glen (1961), Julian Glover (1935), Rhys Ifans (1967), Dominic Purcell (1970), Edmund Kean (1787), and Timothy Spall (1957).

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