Richard Marquand

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Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 4, 1987 (49)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 4, 1987 (49)

About

British director most famous for directing Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He went on to direct films like Until September and Jagged Edge before dying of a stroke at age 49.

Before Fame

He studied Mandarin during his National Service and got his start as the producer of TV movies like Home for Heroes? and Edward II.

Trivia

His final film, Hearts on Fire, was a starring vehicle for legendary folk musician Bob Dylan and was released posthumously in 1987.

Family Life

His son, James Marquand, is the director of such films as I Against I and One Night in Istanbul.

Associated With

He was hired by Star Wars creator George Lucas to direct Return of the Jedi based on the strength of his 1981 thriller Eye of the Needle.

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