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Ken Russell
Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age, Bio


Birthday

: 03 July 1927

Sign

: Cancer

Died

: 27 November 2011

Lived

: 84 years

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  • Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell was an English film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style
Born:03 July 1927
When did Ken Russell die? / Died27 November 2011
How many years did Ken Russell live? / Lived84 years
Zodiac sign:Cancer


 Ken Russell facts


  • He attracted criticism for being obsessed with sexuality and the church
  • His films in the main were liberal adaptations of existing texts, or biographies, notably of composers of the Romantic era
  • Russell began directing for the BBC, where he made creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time
  • He also directed many feature films independently and for studios
  • He is best known for his Oscar-winning films Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980)
  • Russell also directed several films based on the lives of classical music composers, such as Elgar, Delius, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Liszt
  • Film critic Mark Kermode, speaking in 2006, and attempting to sum up the director's achievement, called Russell, "somebody who proved that British cinema didn't have to be about kitchen-sink realism—it could be every bit as flamboyant as Fellini
  • Later in his life he turned to making low-budget experimental films such as Lion's Mouth and Revenge of the Elephant Man, and they are as edgy and 'out there' as ever"
  • Ken Russell died on 27 November 2011, at the age of 84, of natural causes






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