May 5, 1940
New York City, New York, United States
Jean Marsh, Nona Summers, Lucy Davies
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Esteemed stage director who began his career as principal director of the British TV rock music series, "Ready, Steady, Go!" in the 1960s and as a pre-MTV music video pioneer, creating the visuals for such hit songs as the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" and "Hey Jude" and the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" which led to his feature debut with the Beatles' documentary "Let It Be" (1970). He won acclaim for his sensitive handling of actors and serious themes with the NYC productions of "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?," "Agnes of God" and Larry Kramer's searing AIDS drama, "The Normal Heart."Lindsay-Hogg has also directed Athol Fugard's "Master Harold ... and the boys" and William Hoffman's AIDS drama "As Is" for American TV, the music documentaries "Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park" (1981) and "Graceland: The African Concert" (1987) and the initial episodes of the highly-praised "Brideshead Revisited" (1984) for British TV. He made his narrative feature debut with a film adaptation of Muriel Spark's quirky satire, "Nasty Habits" (1977), a Watergate-inspired political allegory set in a convent. Lindsay-Hogg followed with the offbeat caper film "The Object of Beauty" (1991) and "Frankie Starlight" (1995), the story of the trials and tribulations of a dwarf and his mother set in post-war Ireland.Lindsay-Hogg, who has long fought rumors that he is the son of Orson Welles (to whom he bears a striking physical resemblance), is the son of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.