RICHARD LONCRAINE (Director) is one of Britain's top directors with an impressive list of feature film and television projects to his credit. He most recently directed Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany in the romantic comedy Wimbledon.
Loncraine's other feature film directing credits include Richard III, starring Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Annette Bening (with Loncraine and McKellen's adapted screenplay receiving a BAFTA nomination and Loncraine winning the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear); The Missionary, starring Michael Palin and Dame Maggie Smith; Bellman and True (which he co-scripted), starring Bernard Hill; the controversial black comedy Brimstone & Treacle, written by Dennis Potter and starring Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright and Sting; and Full Circle, starring Mia Farrow and Keir Dullea.
Prior to Wimbledon, Loncraine directed the HBO film My House in Umbria, starring Dame Maggie Smith, Chris Cooper and Timothy Spall; it was nominated for nine Emmy Awards (including Outstanding Directing for Loncraine), with Smith winning the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie; Loncraine also received a DGA nomination.
Also for HBO, he directed the BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning The Gathering Storm, starring Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave, with Loncraine's direction singled out for Emmy and DGA nominations.
Loncraine's additional television directing credits include an episode of the award-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks; the BAFTA-nominated Wide-Eyed and Legless, written by Jack Rosenthal and starring Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters; part of the Dennis Potter trilogy, Blade of the Feather, starring Donald Pleasence, Denholm Elliot and Tom Conti (which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Director); and Secret Orchards, starring Freddie Jones and Judy
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