Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then invites Charles to dinner after his teddy bear Aloysius ‘refuses to talk to him’ unless he is forgiven. Charles becomes involved with Sebastian’s family, Catholic peers of the realm in Protestant England. The story is told in flashback as Charles, now an officer in the British Army, is moved with his company to an English country house that he discovers to be Brideshead, Sebastian’s family home where Charles has a series of memories of his youth and young manhood, his loves, life, and a journey of faith and anguish. —IMDb
Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet (born May 5, 1940) is an American director working in film, music video, stage and television.
Michael Lindsay-Hogg was born in New York City to actress Geraldine Fitzgerald, and was educated at Trinity School in New York and at Choate School in Connecticut. Fitzgerald and her husband, Sir Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 4th Baronet (1910–1999), led him to believe that he was their natural son; however, his biological father was Orson Welles, the actor and film director. For years, rumors about his true parentage abounded, but Lindsay-Hogg was uninterested in them. He first met Welles as a teenager, acted with him in Ireland, and continued to meet with him sporadically for the rest of Welles’ life. Lindsay-Hogg’s step-father was Stuart Scheftel, who married Geraldine Fitzgerald when Michael was six, after she had divorced Sir Edward.
His career began directing the 1960s British pop programme Ready Steady Go!, a forerunner of MTV-type programming… read more
Charles B. G. Sturridge (born 24 June 1951) is an English screenwriter, producer, stage, television and film director.
Sturridge was born in London, England to Alyson Bowman Vaughan (née Burke) and Jerome Sturridge. He was educated at Stonyhurst College. and University College, Oxford. Sturridge married Brideshead Revisited actress Phoebe Nicholls on 6 July 1985, with whom he has three children, Tom, Arthur, and Matilda Sturridge, who all act.
Sturridge began his career as an actor. In 1968 he played Markland in Lindsay Anderson’s film if…. and portrayed the young Edward VII in Edward the Seventh. Directing episodes of Coronation Street, Strangers, World in Action, Crown Court and The Spoils of War by his late twenties, he gained international recognition for the eleven part television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited which won over 17 awards including 2 Golden Globes and 6 British Academy awards.
Since then he… read more
One of the most perfect flawless masterpieces of the small screen. Irons, Andrews, Olivier, and company put a lot of gusto into this 13 hour production that leaves you wanting more.
A gloriously epic wallow in the conflicting plates of repressive English class and suppressive Catholicism. The shift from sunny carefree Oxford summers to the melancholic descent into the Winter of Ryder’s life is magnificently conveyed (It takes almost a season in itself to reach that point). Its monumental reputation is deserved although the accumulated baggage of wistful conservatism over the years is regrettable