John Schlesinger

Born: 16 February 1926, London
Died: 25 July 2003, Palm Springs, Calif.

Highlighted works

  • Darling


    Julie Christie created one of the indelible images of Swinging London in this disapproving yet glamorous look at a fashion model ascending the social ladder.

  • Marathon Man

    Marathon Man

    John Schlesinger’s classic thriller, featuring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier and a chilling visit to the dentist.

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    John Schlesinger’s film features a bravura central performance from Tom Courtenay as an undertaker’s assistant escaping dreary reality through daydreams.

  • Midnight Cowboy

    Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were nominated for Oscars for their brilliant performances as a pair of hustlers on the streets of New York.

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    John Schlesinger’s shrewd and atmospheric adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel sees fiery Bathsheba Everdene toying with the feelings of three very different suitors.

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Peter Finch gives a quietly devastating performance as the gay Jewish doctor bearing up through romantic crisis in John Schlesinger’s piercing and brilliantly observed suburban drama.


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