Charles Jarrott

For the English racing car driver, see Charles Jarrott (racing driver).
Charles Jarrott
Born (1927-06-16)16 June 1927
London, England
Died 4 March 2011(2011-03-04) (aged 83)
Woodland Hills, California, United States[1]
Occupation Director
Years active 1954–2002
Spouse(s) Rosemary Palin (1949–57)
Katharine Blake (1959–82)
Suzanne Bledsoe (1992–2003)

Charles Jarrott (16 June 1927 – 4 March 2011)[1] 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 (racing driver), and was married to actress Katharine Blake.[2]

Jarrott died on 4 March 2011 from prostate cancer.

Selected filmography


  1. 1 2 Bellingham Herald Charles Jarrott, British film director, dies at 83
  2. "Katharine Blake | BFI". Retrieved 2016-10-16.

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