Ralph Richardson

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1972. Patrick Garland talks to Ralph Richardson in the year of his 70th birthday.

"Ralph Richardson is 70 this year. As an actor he continues to triumph in the theatre, most recently in Home and West of Suez. Off stage he is a wonderful raconteur and a sharp observer of life, as all his performances suggest.

In this informal portrait, filmed in Bognor where Sir Ralph goes for holidays, and in his own home, he talked to Patrick Garland about his strange childhood by the sea, early days in the theatre, his love of literature and painting, and the wide-ranging interests and hobbies which all contribute to the personality and achievement of this great actor. "

Radio Times, April 1972.