Sabin wrote:Tony Richardson did a series of high profile foreign productions that put him on the radar before winning for Tom Jones, but he was not working in the States.
But he was. He directed no less than eight high profile plays on Broadway beginning with Look Back in Anger
in 1957. He had also directed the Broadway versions of The Entertainer
and A Taste of Honey
before he directed the film versions. At the time of his Oscar win, his produciton of Luther
with Albert finney was still running on Broadway and he had already been married to Vanessa Redgrave whose sister Lynn was one of the bright discoeries of Tom Jones
. He had also directed William Faulknor's Sanctuary
for Fox on location in the Deep South. He was as famous a director as Elia Kazan was when he won his first Oscar.
“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” - Voltaire