Isadora

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Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora) is a 1968 biographical film which tells the story of celebrated American dancer Isadora Duncan. It stars Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, and Jason Robards. The film was adapted by Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble,... read more

Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora) is a 1968 biographical film which tells the story of celebrated American dancer Isadora Duncan. It stars Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, and Jason Robards. The film was adapted by Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, and Clive Exton from the books My Life by Isadora and Isadora, an Intimate Portrait by Sewell Stokes. It was directed by Karel Reisz. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Vanessa Redgrave). The film was also nominated for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival, where Redgrave won Best Actress.

Original Release

09/14/1968

Cast

Bessie Love Mrs. Duncan
James Fox Gordon Craig
Jason Robards Singer
John Fraser Roger
Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Duncan
Zvonimir Črnko Essenin (as Ivan Tchenko)
Vladimir Leskovar Bugatti / Bugatti (as Vladimir Leskovar)
Cynthia Harris Mary Desti
Tony Vogel Raymond Duncan
Libby Glenn Elizabeth Duncan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Karel Reisz

Writers

Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Isadora Duncan, Clive Exton, Derek Prouse, Sewell Stokes

Cast

Bessie Love Mrs. Duncan
James Fox Gordon Craig
Jason Robards Singer
John Fraser Roger
Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Duncan
Zvonimir Črnko Essenin (as Ivan Tchenko)
Vladimir Leskovar Bugatti / Bugatti (as Vladimir Leskovar)
Cynthia Harris Mary Desti
Tony Vogel Raymond Duncan
Libby Glenn Elizabeth Duncan
Ronnie Gilbert Miss Chase
Wallas Eaton Archer
Nicholas Pennell Bedford
John Quentin Pim
Christian Duvaleix Armand - a feeble pianist in love with Isadora
David Healy Chicago Theatre Manager
Lucinda Chambers Deirdre
Simon Lutton Davies Patrick
Noel Davis Doctor
Ina De La Haye Russian Teacher

Producers

Editors

Tom Priestley

1969 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1969 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
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