Lindsay Anderson (Director) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Gordon Anderson was a British feature-film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading-light of the Free Cinema movement and of the British New Wave. He is most widely remembered for his 1968 film if…., which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 1969 and marked Malcolm McDowell’s cinematic debut. He is also notable, though not a professional actor, for playing a minor role in the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. McDowell produced a 2007 documentary about his experiences with Anderson, Never Apologize.

Born: Lindsay Gordon Anderson, April 17, 1923, Bangalore, British India
Died: August 30, 1994, Angoulême, France
Education: Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire
Alma mater: Wadham College, Oxford
Occupation: Film director
Years active: 1948–1993
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About Lindsay Anderson

Director of If… who was instrumental in the British New Wave film movement and won a Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival in 1968.

Before Fame

He worked as a cryptographer in World War II.


He also directed documentaries and theatre productions like Thursday’s Children and the stage play Andorra.

Family Life

He was the son of a Major-General in the British Army.


He published a book based on his friendship and interviews with acclaimed western director John Ford.

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