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Tony Palmer was born on August 29, 1941 in London, England. He is a director and editor, known for Testimony (1987), Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (1974) and Code Name Vengeance (1987). He is married to Michela. They have three children. See full bio »

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Testimony Director


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 2016 Vangelis: The Interviews (Documentary)
 2013 Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (Documentary)
 2011 Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter (TV Movie)
 2008 O, Fortuna! (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 The Salzburg Festival (Video documentary)
 2005 Margot (Documentary)
 2005 The Adventures of Benjamin Schmid (Video documentary)
 2002 Hero: The Bobby Moore Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Renée Fleming (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Ruby's American Pie (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2000) ... (as Anthony Palmer)
 1999 Valentina Igoshina Plays Chopin (TV Movie documentary)
 1988-1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1998 Primal Scream (Documentary)
 1998 The Harvest of Sorrow (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Choir Works (TV Short documentary) (as Anthony Palmer)
 1996 The Fantastic World of Michael Crawford (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1990 The Children
 1988 Maria Callas: La Divina - A Portrait (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Testimony
 1985 God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (TV Movie) (as Mr Tony Palmer)
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
 1981-1984 Wagner (TV Mini-Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1984)
- Episode #1.8 (1984)
- Episode #1.7 (1984)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.10 (1983)
 1981 Death in Venice (TV Movie)
 1980 The Space Movie (Documentary)
 1980 First Edition (TV Series)
 1979 Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 Callas: A Documentary (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 The World of Miss World (Documentary)
 1974 Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour '74 (Documentary) (directed by)
 1974 Bird on a Wire (Documentary)
 1974 Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (Documentary)
 1968-1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- All My Loving (1968)
 1972 The World of Liberace (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 Four Ways to Say Farewell (TV Movie)
 1971 200 Motels (visuals)
 1970 Aquarius (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1970 Colosseum and Juicy Lucy (Short)
 1969 Will the Real Mr Sellers.....? (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Release (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1967-1968 Twice a Fortnight (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Or Now or Never (1967)
- Episode #1.9 (1967)
- Episode #1.8 (1967)
- Episode #1.7 (1967)
 1968 Contrasts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Benjamin Britten and His Festival (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 The Look of the Week (TV Series)
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Show Show Producer (8 credits)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed John Osbourne's play, "Dejavu," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Peter Egan, Gareth Thomas, Alison Johnston, and Eve Matheson in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Anthony Palmer | Mr Tony Palmer

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Personal Quote:

I'm not one of those people who believe there was a golden age of television. But the morale of the BBC has never been as bad as it is now. The really depressing thing that's happened is the tendency to think the audience is stupid: "If we don't have it presented by Ant (Anthony McPartlin) and Dec (Declan Donnelly) or some totty dolly bird they won't watch it." This is an insult to the audience ... See more »


He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. See more »


Both his documentaries and his fictional features have largely been about music. See more »

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