Richard JOHNSON

* 30.07.1927, Upminster, England, GB † 05.06.2015, Chelsea / London, England, GB

Schauspieler, Produzent * 1944 erster Bühnenauftritt in Hamlet (in Manchester) * 1945-48 absolviert seinen Militärdienst in der Royal Navy * (nach zwei uncredited appearances in 1950) gibt sein Kinodebüt in Lady in the Fog (1952) - in folgender Dekade wirkt allerdings nur in zwei weiteren Kinoproduktionen mit * bis Anfang der 60er Jahre arbeitet fast ausschließlich am Theater - Mitglied des Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (1952-57; "It was an electric time to be in that company", 2015) und Royal Shakespeare Company * 1959 unterzeichnet einen Langzeitvertrag bei MGM (Never So Few) * 1961/62 tritt am Broadway in The Complaisant Lover auf * ab 1962 dreht regelmäßig Filme ("I never took myself very seriously as a movie star. But it was thrilling to be among the idols I'd worshipped as a kid." 1992) * 1966-68 verkörpert Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond in zwei Produktionen (Deadlier than the Male & Some Girls Do) * Anfang der 70er Jahre kehrt zum Theater zurück (Antony and Cleopatra, 1972), wirkt verstärkt in Fernsehproduktionen mit und übernimmt oft Rollen in italienischen (Billig)-Kinofilmen * 1982 Mitgründer der Produktionsfirma United British Artists ("Unfortunately we ran out of money. We didn't have enough to start with...") - 1984-87 auch als (executive) producer tätig * Schauspiellehrer und Autor (original story von Hennessy, 1974; Reiseartikel für die Wochenzeitung The Mail on Sunday) * Mitgründer des Hotelverbundes It's a Green Green World * verheiratet mit Kim Novak (2. Ehefrau, 1965-66) | Bild: promotional picture aus Khartoum (1966)


"I was probably making around £1 million a year in today's money. I don't have anything now, but I'm still working. It keeps you young, healthy and going. I can play the grandfather in any film now." (2008)

"I had a decade of doing three or four movies every year, I travelled all over the world, I was in all the countries of Europe and had a fantastic time." (2015) (beide Zitate über seine Zeit als Filmstar)

FILMS

Lady in the Fog (Vom Täter fehlt jede Spur, 1952-GB; R: Sam Newfield, B: Orville H. Hampton, K: Walter J. Harvey, M: Ivor Slaney, D: Cesar Romero: Philip O'Dell, Lois Maxwell: Peggy / Richard Johnson: Danny/bit) 82m-Krimi (03-04; 5210)

Saadia (Saadia, 1953-USA; R+B: Albert Lewin, K: Christopher Challis, M: Bronislau Kaper, D: Cornel Wilde: Si Lahssen * Mel Ferrer: Henrik * Rita Gam: Saadia, Michel Simon: Bou Rezza, Cyril Cusack, Wanda Rotha, Marcel Poncin / Richard Johnson: Lt. Girard) 82m-Abenteuer (Roman Echec au destin von Francis d'Autheville, 1950) (02-04; 5402)

Never So Few (1959-USA * John Sturges ... Captain Danny De Mortimer) (Roman von Tom T. Chamales) (05-07; 5912)

Cairo (1962-GB * Wolf Rilla ... Ali) (Roman The Asphalt Jungle von W.R. Burnett, 1949) (6303)

The Haunting (1962-GB * Robert Wise ... Dr. John Markway) (Roman von Shirley Jackson) (6309-USA)

80,000 Suspects (80.000 Suspects, 1963-GB; R+B: Val Guest, K: Arthur Grant, M: Stanley Black, D: Claire Bloom: Julie Monks * Richard Johnson: Dr. Steven Monks * Yolande Donlan: Ruth Preston * Cyril Cusack: Father Maguire) 113m-Melodram (Roman The Pillars of Midnight von Elleston Trevor, 1957) (01-?; 6308)

The Pumpkin Eater (Schlafzimmerstreit, 1963-GB; R: Jack Clayton, B: Harold Pinter, K: Oswald Morris, M: Georges Delerue, D: Anne Bancroft: Jo Armitage * Peter Finch: Jake Armitage & James Mason: Bob Conway, Cedric Hardwicke: Mr. James / Richard Johnson: Giles) 118m-Liebesdrama (Roman von Penelope Mortimer, 1962) (09-?; 6408)

L'autre femme / La otra mujer / Quella terribile notte (1963-F/E/I; R: François Villiers, B: Jacques Sigurd, Paul Gégauff, François Villiers, K: Manuel Berenguer, Cecilio Paniagua, M: Georges Delerue, D: Annie Girardot: Agnès Denis * Richard Johnson: Daniel * Alida Valli: Annabel & Francisco Rabal: Ricardo Zaylor, Antonio Casas) 85m-Drama (Roman Soy la otra mujer von Luisa-María Linares, 1950) (10-12; 6409)

Operation Crossbow (1964-GB * Michael Anderson ... Duncan Sandys) (07-?; 6505)

The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (Die amourösen Abenteuer der Moll Flanders, 1964-GB; R: Terence Young, B: Denis Cannan, Roland Kibbee, K: Ted Moore, M: John Addison, D: Kim Novak: Moll Flanders * Richard Johnson: Jemmy * Angela Lansbury: Lady Blystone * Vittorio De Sica: Graf * Leo McKern: Squint * George Sanders: Bankier & Lilli Palmer: Dutchy, Hugh Griffith: Gefängnisdirektor, Daniel Massey: älterer Bruder) 118/25m-Komödie (Roman Moll Flanders von Daniel Defoe, 1722) (08-12; 6507)

Khartoum (1965-GB * Basil Dearden ... Colonel J.D.H. Stewart) (6606)

La strega in amore (Hexe der Liebe, 1966-I; R: Damiano Damiani, B: Ugo Liberatore, Damiano Damiani, K: Leonida Barboni, M: Luis Bacalov, D: Rosanna Schiaffino: Aura * Richard Johnson: Sergio Logan, Gian Maria Volonté: Fabrizio, Sarah Ferrati: Consuelo Lorente) 110m-Horrordrama (Kurzroman Aura von Carlos Fuentes, 1962) (6609)

Deadlier than the Male (Heiße Katzen, 1966-GB; R: Ralph Thomas, B: Jimmy Sangster, David Osborn, Liz Charles-Williams, K: Ernest Steward, M: Malcolm Lockyer, D: Richard Johnson: Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond * Elke Sommer: Irma * Sylva Koscina: Penelope * Nigel Green: Carl Petersen) 98m-Agententhriller (05-08; 6612)

L'avventuriero / The Rover (Ich komme vom Ende der Welt, 1966-I; R: Terence Young, B: Luciano Vincenzoni, Jo Eisinger, K: Leonida Barboni, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Anthony Quinn: Peyrol * Rosanna Schiaffino: Arlette * Rita Hayworth: Tante Caterina & Richard Johnson: Real) 105m-Abenteuer (Roman The Rover von Joseph Conrad, 1923) (11-?; 6709)

Danger Route (1967-GB * Seth Holt ... Jonas Wilde) (Roman von Andrew York=Christopher Nicole) (02-04; 6710)

Oedipus the King (König Oedipus, 1967-GB; R: Philip Saville, B: Michael Luke, Philip Saville, K: Walter Lassally, M: Giannis/Jani Christou, D: Christopher Plummer: Oedipus * Orson Welles: Tiresias * Lilli Palmer: Jokaste & Richard Johnson: Kreon, Cyril Cusack: Gesandter, Roger Livesey: Hirt, Donald Sutherland: Chorleiter) 97m-Drama (Bühnenstück Οἰδίπους Τύραννος/Oidípous Týrannos von Sophokles, 429 vChr) (05?07-08; 6806)

A Twist of Sand (1967-GB; R: Don Chaffey, B: Marvin H. Albert, K: John Wilcox, M: Tristram Cary, D: Richard Johnson: Geoffrey Peace ° Honor Blackman: Julie Chambois ° Jeremy Kemp: Harry Riker ° Peter Vaughan: Johann ° Roy Dotrice: David Garland) 90m-Abenteuer (Roman von Geoffrey Jenkins, 1959) (07-?; 6812)

Columna / Der Tyrann (1967/68-RO/D; R: Mircea Drăgan, B: Titus Popovici, K: Nicu Stan, M: Theodor Grigoriu, D: Richard Johnson: Tiberius, Antonella Lualdi: Andrada, Ilarion Ciobanu: Gerula, Amedeo Nazzari: Kaiser Trajan, Franco Interlenghi: Optimus) 133m-Historienfilm (10-01/+03>05; 6810)

Lady Hamilton - zwischen Schmach und Liebe / Les amours de Lady Hamilton / Le calde notti di Lady Hamilton (1968-D/F/I; R: Christian-Jaque, B: Jameson Brewer & Valeria Bonamano & Werner P. Zibaso & Christian-Jaque, K: Pierre Petit, M: Riz Ortolani, D: Michèle Mercier: Lady Hamilton * Richard Johnson: Admiral Horatio Nelson * John Mills: Lord William Hamilton, Harald Leipnitz: Harry Featherstone / Dieter Borsche: Dr. Graham, Nadja Tiller: Königin Carolina von Neapel) 95/100m-Liebesdrama (Roman Souvenirs d'une favorite von Alexandre Dumas, pere, 1865) (05-?; 6812)

Some Girls Do (1968-GB; R: Ralph Thomas, B: David Osborn, Liz Charles-Williams, K: Ernest Steward, M: Charles Blackwell, D: Richard Johnson: Hugh Drummond * Daliah Lavi: Helga * Beba Lončar: Pandora, James Villiers: Carl Petersen, Vanessa Howard: Robot #7, Maurice Denham: Mr. Mortimer, Sydne Rome: Flicky, Virginia North: Robot #9 & Robert Morley: Miss Mary) 93m-Thriller (05-?; 6902)

Gott mit uns / Dio è con noi (Die im Dreck krepieren, 1969-I/YU; R: Giuliano Montaldo, B: Giuliano Montaldo, Ottavio Jemma, Lucio Manlio Battistrada, K: Silvano Ippoliti, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Franco Nero: Bruno Grauber * Richard Johnson: Capt. John Miller * Larry Aubrey: Reiner Schultz * Helmuth Schneider: von Bleicher, Bud Spencer: Jelinek) 123m-Kriegsdrama (7004)

Julius Caesar (1969-GB; R: Stuart Burge, B: Robert Furnival, K: Ken Higgins, M: Michael J. Lewis, D: Charlton Heston: Marcus Antonius * Jason Robards: Brutus * John Gielgud: Julius Caesar * Richard Johnson: Cassius * Robert Vaughn: Casca * Richard Chamberlain: Octavius Caesar & Diana Rigg: Portia, Christopher Lee: Artemidorus, Jill Bennett: Calpurnia) 116m-Drama (Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare, 1599/1604) (07-?; 7006)

The Beloved (Heißkaltes Blut, 1970-GB/CY; R+B: George Pan Cosmatos, K: Marcello Gatti, M: Giannis Markopoulos, D: Raquel Welch: Elena, Richard Johnson: Orestes, Jack Hawkins: Nicholas, Flora Robson: Antigone) 75/90m-Drama (08-?; 7805-USA)

Chi sei? (Wer bist Du?, 1974-I; R: O. Hellman [= Ovidio G. Assonitis] & R. Barrett [=Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli], B: O. Hellman, Antonio Troisio, R. Barrett; Giorgio Marini, Aldo Crudo, Alex Rebar, Christopher Cruise, K: Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli, M: Franco Micalizzi, D: Juliet Mills: Jessica Barrett * Richard Johnson: Dimitri * Gabriele Lavia: Robert Barrett) 97m-Horror (05-07 > 47 Tage; 7411)

Hennessy (Ein Mann namens Hennessy, 1974-GB; R: Don Sharp, B: John Gay, K: Ernest Steward, M: John Scott, D: Rod Steiger: Niall Hennessy ° Lee Remick: Kate Brooke ° Richard Johnson: Insp. Hollis & Trevor Howard: Commander Rice, Eric Porter, Peter Egan) 103m-Politthriller (07-09; 7507)

Il medaglione insanguinato / Perche?! (1974-I; R: Massimo Dallamano, B: Massimo Dallamano, Franco Marotta, Laura Toscano, K: Franco Delli Colli, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Richard Johnson: Michael Williams, Joanna Cassidy: Joanna Morgan, Evelyn Stewart: Jill Perkins, Edmund Purdom: Arzt, Nicoletta Elmi: Emily Williams & Lila Kedrova: Contessa Cappelli) 90/5m-Horror (10-?; 7505)

Aces High (1975-GB/F * Jack Gold ... Colonel Lyle) (09-10; 7605)

Dedicato a una stella (Stella - einem Stern gewidmet, 1976-I; R: Luigi Cozzi, B: Luigi Cozzi, Michele Delle Aie, Daniele Del Giudice, K: Roberto D'Ettore Piazzoli, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Richard Johnson: Richard Lasky * Pamela Villoresi: Stella, Maria Antonietta Beluzzi: Simone & Riccardo Cucciolla: Stellas Vater) 95m-Melodram (7608)

The Comeback (Zeuge des Wahnsinns, 1977-GB; R: Pete Walker, B: Murray Smith, K: Peter Jessop, M: Stanley Myers, D: Jack Jones: Nick Cooper, Pamela Stephenson: Linda Everett, David Doyle: Webster Jones, Bill Owen: Albert [Mr. B], Sheila Keith: Doris [Mrs. B] & Richard Johnson: Macauley) 100m-Horror (04-05; 7806)

The Four Feathers (1977-GB/USA; R: Don Sharp, B: Gerald Di Pego, K: John Coquillon, M: Allyn Ferguson, D: Beau Bridges: Harry Feversham ° Robert Powell: Jack Durrance ° Simon Ward: William Trench ° Jane Seymour: Ethne Eustace ° Harry Andrews: Gen. David Feversham & Richard Johnson: Abou Fatma) 100m-Abenteuer (Roman von A.E.W. Mason, 1902) (08-10; 7802-GB) > TVM (7801)

L'isola degli uomini pesce (Insel der neuen Monster, 1978-I; R: Sergio Martino, B: Sergio Donati, Cesare Frugoni, Sergio Martino, K: Giancarlo Ferrando, M: Luciano Michelini, D: Barbara Bach: Amanda Marvin * Claudio Cassinelli: Claude * Richard Johnson: Edmond Rackham, Beryl Cunningham: Shakira, Joseph Cotten: Professor Ernest Marvin) 100m-Horror (7901) | mit zusätzlichem Material als Screamers (1981) gezeigt

Zombi 2 (Woodoo - Die Schreckensinsel der Zombies, 1979-I; R: Lucio Fulci, B: Elisa Briganti, K: Sergio Salvati, M: Fabio Frizzi, Giorgio Tucci, D: Ian McCulloch: Peter West ° Tisa Farrow: Anne Bowles ° Richard Johnson: Dr. David Menard & Olga Karlatos: Paola Menard) 91m-Horror (06-07; 7908)

Il fiume del grande caimano (Die heilige Bestie der Kumas, 1979-I; R: Sergio Martino, B: Ernesto Gastaldi, Cesare Frugoni, Sergio Martino, K: Giancarlo Ferrando, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Barbara Bach: Alice Brandt * Claudio Cassinelli: Daniel Nessel * Mel Ferrer: Joshua, Richard Johnson: Prophet Jameson) 90m-Horror (06-?; 7911)

The Monster Club (Monster Club, 1980-GB; R: Roy Ward Baker, B: Edward Abraham, Valerie Abraham, K: Peter Jessop, BSC D: Vincent Price: Erasmus ° Donald Pleasence: Pickering ° John Carradine: R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stuart Whitman: Sam, Richard Johnson: Vater, Barbara Kellerman: Angela, Britt Ekland: Mutter, Anthony Valentine: Mooney, Simon Ward: George & Patrick Magee: innkeeper) 97m-Horrorfilm-Anthologie (Roman von Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, 1975) (04-05; 8105)

What Waits Below / Secrets of the Phantom Caverns (Das Geheimnis der Phantomhöhlen, 1983-USA; R: Don Sharp, B: Christy Marx, Robert Vincent O'Neil, K: Virgil L. Harper, M: Michel Rubini & Denny Jaeger, D: Robert Powell: Rupert "Wolf" Wolfsen, Lisa Blount: Leslie Peterson, Richard Johnson: Ben Gannon, Anne Heywood: Frieda Shelley & Timothy Bottoms: Major Elbert Stevens) 88m-Sci-Fi-Abenteuer (08-10; 8511-D)

Turtle Diary (Ozeanische Gefühle, 1984-GB; R: John Irvin, B: Harold Pinter, K: Peter Hannan, M: Geoffrey Burgon, D: Glenda Jackson: Neaera Duncan * Ben Kingsley: William Snow, Richard Johnson: Mr. Johnson, Michael Gambon: George Fairbairn, Rosemary Leach: Mrs. Inchcliff, Eleanor Bron: Miss Neap, Harriet Walter: Harriet Simms & Jeroen Krabbe: Mr. Sandor) 97m-Komödie (Roman von Russell Hoban, 1975) (07-09; 8512)

Lady Jane (Lady Jane - Königin für 9 Tage, 1984-GB; R: Trevor Nunn, B: David Edgar, K: Douglas Slocombe, M: Stephen Oliver, D: Helena Bonham Carter: Lady Jane Grey ° Cary Elwes: Guilford Dudley / Richard Johnson: Earl of Arundel) 142m-Historiendrama (10-11 Wochen; 8602)

Treasure Island (Die Schatzinsel, 1989-USA; R+B: Fraser C. Heston, K: Robert Steadman, M: Paddy Moloney, D: Charlton Heston: Long John Silver * Christian Bale: Jim Hawkins, Richard Johnson: Squire Trelawney, Julian Glover: Dr. Livesey & Christopher Lee: Blind Pew & Oliver Reed: Billy Bones / Pete Postlethwaite: George Merry) 131m-Abenteuer (Roman von Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883) (05-06; 9006-D) > TVM (9001)

Diving In (Höhenangst, 1989-USA; R: Strathford Hamilton, B: Eric Edson, K: Hanania Baer, M: Guy Moon, D: Burt Young: Coach Mack * Matt Adler: Wayne Hopkins * Kristy Swanson: Terry Hopkins, Matt Lattanzi: Jerome Colter, Richard Johnson: Richard Anthony, Carey Scott: Ryes Wallstien & Yolanda Jilot: Amanda Lanski) 93m-Tragikomödie (06-07; 9009)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming / Spymaker (Das geheime Leben des Ian Fleming, 1989-USA; R: Ferdinand Fairfax, B: Robert J. Avrech, K: Mike Southon, M: Carl Davis, D: Jason Connery: Ian Fleming, Kristin Scott Thomas: Leda St. Gabriel, Joss Ackland: Gen. Gerhard Hellstein, Patricia Hodge: Lady Evelyn, David Warner: Adm. Godfrey, Colin Welland: Reuters editor & Fiona Fullerton: Lady Caroline & Richard Johnson: Gen. Halmsden) 96m-Biopicabenteuer (09-10; 9105-D) > TVM (9003)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2000-USA * Simon West ... distinguished gentleman) (0106)

Scoop (Scoop - Der Knüller, 2005-USA/GB * Woody Allen ... cameo als Mr. Quincy) (06-08; 0607)

Jump (2006-A/GB; R: Joshua Sinclair, B: Joshua Sinclair, Ryan James, K: Gianlorenzo Battaglia, M: Kevin Kaska, D: Patrick Swayze: Richard Preßburger * Martine McCutcheon: Liuba Halsman * Ben Silverstone: Philippe Halsman * Richard Johnson: Richter Larcher, Anja Kruse: Ita Halsman, Heinz Hoenig: Morduch Halsman, Wolfgang Fierek: Leopold Zipperer, Christoph Schobesberger: Siegfried Hohenleitner & Sybil Danning: Anna Gruber) 119m-Drama (05-07; 0805)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama, 2007-GB; R+B: Mark Herman, K: Benoît Delhomme, M: James Horner, D: Vera Farmiga: Elsa /Mutter/, David Thewlis: Vater, Rupert Friend: Leutnant Kotler / Richard Johnson: Großvater) 94m-Historiendrama (Roman von John Boyne, 2006) (04-07; 0809)

Radiator (2013-GB; R: Tom Browne [= Tom Fisher], B: Tom Browne, Daniel Cerqueira, K: David Johnson, M: Simon Allen, D: Daniel Cerqueira: Daniel * Gemma Jones: Maria * Richard Johnson: Leonard) 93m-Drama (>09<; 1511)

The Man Who Knew Infinity (Die Poesie des Unendlichen, 2014-USA/SGP; R+B: Matthew Brown, K: Larry Smith, M: Coby Brown, D: Dev Patel: Srinivasa Ramanujan * Jeremy Irons: G.H. Hardy, Devika Bhise: Janaki & Stephen Fry: Sir Francis Spring & Toby Jones: John Edensor Littlewood / Richard Johnson: Vice Master Henry Jackson) 108m-Drama (Buch von Robert Kanigel, 1991) (08-?; 1604)


A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / The Biggest Bank Robbery (Die Superprofis * Der Supercoup, 1979-GB; R: Ralph Thomas, B: Guy Elmes, K: John Coquillon, M: Stanley Myers, D: Richard Jordan ° Oliver Tobias ° David Niven, Elke Sommer, Gloria Grahame, Richard Johnson: inspector Watford) 102/10m-Krimikomödie (04-05) > TVM (ursprünglich Kinofilm > originally made for cinemas * A; 35mm; 7909-BBFC) AT: The Big Scam

AWARD

Life Achievement Award (post-mortem > R. Johnson died less than 24 hours before the gala) [Transilvania International Film Festival, 2015]

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