Richard Loncraine

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Birth Name: Richard Loncraine
Born: 10/20/1946
Birth Place: Cheltenham, England, GB

Loncraine originally sought to be a set designer and then an actor. As a kinetic sculptor, he had several exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art. His first commercial success was as a toy designer, with an "executive toy" called "Newton's cradle". Turning to directing, he handled documentaries and educational programming for the BBC, as well as over 400 TV commercials in the first decade of his career. In 1971, director John Schlesinger asked Loncraine to create the toys for Murray Head's character (a toy designer) in "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". Loncraine not only designed the toys but also talked his way into a featured acting role. He made his own feature debut as a director with "F... Continue Bio >>

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