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  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 24/06/1951

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Charles Sturridge (1951)

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Charles B. G. Sturridge is an English screenwriter, producer, stage, television and film director.

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Sturridge was born in London, England to Alyson Bowman Vaughan (née Burke) and Jerome Sturridge. He was educated at Stonyhurst College. Sturridge married Brideshead Revisited actress Phoebe Nicholls on 6 July 1985, with whom he has three children, Tom, Arthur, and Matilda Sturridge, who all act.

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Sturridge briefly began his career as an actor. In 1968 he played a junior boy in Lindsay Anderson's film if.... and portrayed the young Edward VII in Edward the Seventh. Directing episodes of Coronation Street, Strangers, World in Action, Crown Court and The Spoils of War by his late twenties, he gained international recognition for the eleven part television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.

Since then he has directed such films as A Handful of Dust, A Foreign Field, Where Angels Fear to Tread, Fairy Tale: A True Story based on the Cottingley Fairies controversy, Stephen Poliakoff's Runners, a remake of the children's classic Lassie, as well as the lyrically sculpted black-and-white segment "La Forza del Destino" from Aria, a film consisting of ten short pieces by a variety of directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman and Julien Temple.

He has continued to produce notable work for television in Beckett on Film, part of a collaborative effort to film all of Samuel Beckett's plays with Anthony Minghella, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan and Patricia Rozema. He directed the miniseries Gulliver's Travels, Longitude and Shackleton. Following Minghella's death in 2008, Sturridge became a director for his final project, the television series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

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