Richard Marquand

Richard Marquand (1937 - 1987)

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Richard Marquand
Born in Llanishen, Cardiff, Walesmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of [private brother (1930s - unknown)]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2014
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Categories: Cardiff, Wales | Famous Directors of the 20th Century | British Notables | Unconnected Notables.

Richard Marquand is Notable.



Personal Life

Richard was born in 1937 to Hilary Marquand and Rachel E (Rees) Marquand. His father was a Labour Member of Parliament in the Post Second World War Labour Government.

He is the younger brother of David Marquand, a political writer and academic.

Marquand died of a stroke in 1987 at the age of 49.

His Son James is also a director


In the 1960's Marquand began writing and directing TV documentaries for the BBC.

He was approached by George Lucas to direct Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi as he was impressed with his direction of the 1981 film Eye of the Needle.


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