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  • Ralph Richardson

    Born on December 19, 1902 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

awards & nominations

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Ralph Richardson as "The Sixth Earl of Greystoke"

Classic tale of the wild man raised by apes in the African jungle after his explorer parents are shipwrecked and then die while he is still a baby. Rediscovered by adventurers when he has grown to manhood, he is returned to the strange and unfamiliar world of the British aristocracy and discovers that, despite a doting grandfather and a female admirer, civilization can be a cruel place.

Academy Award (1984) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984) Nominated Supporting Actor

Khartoum (1966)

Ralph Richardson as "William Gladstone"

In 1883, William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson), Britain's prime minister, enlists reputable Gen. Gordon (Charlton Heston) to smooth over the situation in Sudan after a brutal battle has left several British men dead. Gordon, known to defy orders, is received well in the city of Khartoum -- so instead of acting as an ambassador, he motivates the city to prepare its defenses. Despite massive efforts to divert enemy attack, Gordon's new, small army is no match for what befalls it.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966) Nominated British Actor

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Ralph Richardson as "Alexander Gromeko"

During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966) Nominated British Actor

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