Ralph Richardson - Criticism and Awards - Honours

Honours

Richardson was knighted as a Knight Bachelor in 1947, the first of his generation of actors to receive the accolade. He was soon followed by Olivier and Gielgud.

In 1963, Richardson won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Long Day's Journey into Night. He won the BAFTA Award for Best British Actor for The Sound Barrier (1952), and was nominated on another three occasions (his last being for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes). He also received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations for The Heiress and Greystoke, as well as New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review Awards for "Best Actor" for The Sound Barrier and another NYFCC Award for "Best Supporting Actor" for Greystoke. His Oscar nomination, BAFTA nomination and NYFCC Award for Greystoke were all posthumous.

Richardson was also nominated for three Tony Awards for his work on the New York stage, for his performances in The Waltz of the Toreadors, Home and No Man's Land.

Sir John Gielgud's autobiography, An Actor and His Time is dedicated "To Ralph and Mu Richardson, with gratitude and affection".

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