Esmond Knight

Born: 4 May 1906, Sheen, Surrey
Died: 23 February 1987

Highlighted works

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s underrated tale of the mysterious ‘glue man’ is one of their most moving films.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s visually ravishing Technicolor masterpiece, a young ballerina is torn between the demands of love and art.

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Laurence Olivier triumphed as actor and director in this stark and imposing screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama of tragic uncertainty.

  • Henry V

    Henry V

    Conceived as a wartime morale-booster, Laurence Olivier’s groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare combines cinematic sweep with patriotic fervour.

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