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RICHARD EYRE's most recent feature film was STAGE BEAUTY, starring Billy Crudup and Clare Danes. His previous film, IRIS won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Jim Broadbent and received nominations for both Judi Dench and Kate Winslet as the older and younger Iris Murdoch.

His sell-out London production of Mary Poppins came to Broadway in the fall of 2006. In 2005, he directed an award-winning adaptation of Hedda Gabler at the Almeida Theatre. His London production of Vincent in Brixton (2002) transferred to Broadway, as did his production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible (2001) starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Director to add to his 1997 nomination for Skylight.

As director of The Royal National Theatre, Eyre produced over 100 productions, and directed 27 plays, including Guys and Dolls (Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best Director); Richard III with Ian McKellen; Tom Stoppard's The Invention Of Love (Evening Standard Award); King Lear with Ian Holm (winner of Evening Standard, Olivier and Critics Circle Awards) which he also directed for BBC TV and WGBH (Peabody Award); and David Hare's Amy's View with Judi Dench and Absence of War which he also directed for BBC TV. Under Eyre's direction, the National became the first British theatre company to visit Lithuania, and also traveled to Korea, mainland China, South Africa, and New Zealand.

Eyre's screen credits include THE PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH (winner of the Evening Standard Best British Film Award). His work for television includes, "The Insurance Man”, "Suddenly Last Summer,” and the BAFTA-winning BBC drama "Tumbledown.”

His books include the memoir Utopia And Other Places and Changing Stages, a guide to 20th century British and American theatre which Eyre later presented as a BBC Television series. National Service, Eyre's account of his 10 years at the National Theatre, was published in 2003 by Bloomsbury.

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