Charles Jarrott (16 June 1927 – 4 March 2011) was a British film and television director. He was best known for costume dramas he directed for producer Hal B. Wallis, among them ''Anne of the Thousand Days'', which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Director in 1970. Although ''Anne'' was nominated for several awards, critic Pauline Kael wrote in her book ''Reeling'' (Warner Books, p. 198), that as a director, Jarrott had no style or personality, and that he was just "a traffic manager." Nevertheless, his next film, ''Mary, Queen of Scots'', was nominated for six Academy Awards and several Golden Globes. Jarrott was the son of English racing car driver and businessman Charles Jarrott, and was married to Rosemary Palin (1949-1957), actress Katharine Blake and Suzanne Bledsoe (1882-2003) Jarrott died on 4 March 2011 from prostate cancer.

Selected filmography

* ''Time to Remember'' (1962) * ''Anne of the Thousand Days'' (1969) * ''Mary, Queen of Scots'' (1971) * ''Lost Horizon'' (1973) * ''The Dove'' (1974) * ''Escape from the Dark'' (1976) (aka ''The Littlest Horse Thieves'') * ''The Other Side of Midnight'' (1977) * ''The Last Flight of Noah's Ark'' (1980) * ''Condorman'' (1981) * ''The Amateur'' (1981) * ''The Boy in Blue'' (1986) * ''Morning Glory'' (1993) * ''The Secret Life of Algernon'' (1997) * ''Turn of Faith'' (2001)


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