Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Charles Jarrott

      Charles Jarrott

      Highest Rated: 67% Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Lost Horizon (1973)

      Birthday: Jun 16, 1927

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      After getting his start as an actor in English theatrical productions, Charles Jarrott continued his acting career in Canada, before directing for televised theater, feature films, and TV movies. Born in London to a stage-actress mother and racecar-driver father, he first worked behind the scenes and then as an actor and director with the Nottingham Repertory. Moving to Canada in 1953, he began acting in anthology TV series, also dabbling in producing, before narrowing his focus to directing. In the '60s, he directed an adaptation of the Harold Pinter play "Tea Party" for the BBC and several episodes of "The Wednesday Play," known for giving burgeoning directors and writers (such as Dennis Potter) the chance to develop their craft. Winning the attention and support of renowned producer Hal B. Wallis (of "Casablanca" fame,) Jarrott moved into features, beginning with "Anne of the Thousand Days," the 1969 dramatic account of Henry VIII abandoning his wife for Anne Boleyn, starring Richard Burton as the embittered king. The film earned numerous Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for Jarrott's direction. Jarrott's subsequent work included period piece "Mary, Queen of Scots" and a musical version of "Lost Horizon," based on the James Hilton novel. The latter disappointed both critics and audiences, steering Jarrott's career to lower-profile pictures, though he continued to work steadily, often on TV movies such as the biopic "Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter."


      THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, from left, Marie-France Pisier, director Charles Jarrott, 1977, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.



      No Score Yet 14% Turn of Faith Director - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Algernon Director - 1997
      No Score Yet 67% The Christmas List Director - 1997
      No Score Yet 38% At the Midnight Hour Director - 1995
      No Score Yet 20% Treacherous Beauties Director - 1994
      No Score Yet 86% A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story Director - 1994
      No Score Yet 62% Morning Glory Screenwriter $21.6K 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Mirror Director - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Boss Director - 1992
      No Score Yet 70% Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Director - 1991
      No Score Yet 36% Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter Director - 1991
      No Score Yet 50% Changes Director - 1991
      No Score Yet 42% Night of the Fox Director - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman He Loved Director - 1988
      No Score Yet 84% Poor Little Rich Girl Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 43% The Boy in Blue Director $235.9K 1986
      No Score Yet 64% The Amateur Director - 1982
      27% 65% Condorman Director - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 75% The Littlest Horse Thieves Director - 1977
      25% 73% The Other Side of Midnight Director - 1977
      No Score Yet 80% The Dove Director - 1974
      14% 45% Lost Horizon Director - 1973
      67% 55% Mary, Queen of Scots Director - 1971
      43% 83% Anne of the Thousand Days Director - 1969
      No Score Yet 57% Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Director - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time to Remember Director - 1962