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503 Ratings

This Sporting Life

Directed by Lindsay Anderson
United Kingdom, 1963
Drama, Sport


One of the finest British films ever made, this benchmark of “kitchen-sink realism” follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire, played by an astonishing Richard Harris.

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This Sporting Life Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1963 | Winner: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1964 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1963 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1964 | Winner: Best British Actress

1964 | 4 nominations including: Best British Actor

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