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Who Is Ken Russell? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Him

Shailendra Poudel Published On Mon Jul 01 2019   Modified On Wed Jul 31 2019
Who Is Ken Russell? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Him


    Body and Relation Status of Who Is Ken Russell? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Him

    Henry Kennet Alfred Russell also known as Ken Russell was a British film director and screenwriter known for his pioneering work in television and film. He was nominated for Academy Award for his film Women in Love. He died  at the age of 84 on 27 November 2011 in London, England. Throughout his life, Russell has been married four times and had eight children.

    Ken Russell's Biography: Early Life, Parents, & Education

    Ken was born on 3rd July 1927 in Southampton, England. A British by nationality, he belonged to Caucasian ethnicity and his birth sign was Cancer.

    He was the elder son of Ethel Russell and Henry Russell a shoe shop owner. He had a younger brother also.

    Talking about his education, he attended a private school in Walthamstow. Following his early education, he joined Pangbourne College. Later, he studied photography at Walthamstow Technical College which is now a part of the University of East London.

    As his childhood dream was to be a ballet dancer but he joined the Royal Air Force and The Merchant Navy in his teenage time.

    Ken Russell's Age, Height, & Body Statistics

    • Age: In the time of his death, he was 84 years old.
    • Height: The British director's height was 5 feet 7 inches/173.74 cm
    • Eyes Color: He had expressive green eyes.
    • Hair Color: Similarly, he had grey hair.

    Ken Russell's Personal Life: Relationship History, Marriage, Wife, Children

    Ken was married four times in his lifetime. In 1956 he was married to costume designer and actress Shirley Russell. She even took Ken last name Russell. 

    Ken Russell and his Ex-wife Shirley Russell
    Ken Russell and his Ex-wife Shirley Russell

    The couple shared 5 children Alex, Molly, Rupert, Toby, Xavier, and Victoria. All of his family members are working in Hollywood in a different sector. The couple got divorced in 1978.

    Later, he married writer Vivian Russell in 1983, they have worked together in various films like the Altered States, The Rainbow, and Salome's Last Dance. Ken has two kids from this marriage.

    Ken Russell and his second wife and kid
    Ken Russell and his second wife and kid

    Like his first marriage, his second marriage also came to an end and divorced in 1991.

    After a year of his second divorce, he again tied the knot with English actress Hetty Baynes in 1992. From this marriage, he had one kid.

    Ken Russell and his third wife Hetty Baynes

     After 7 years of relations, the couple got divorced with mutual understanding in 1999.

    Ken with his 4th wife Lisi Tribble
    Ken with his 4th wife Lisi Tribble

    He married the fourth time with American actress Lisi Tribble in 2001. Ken doesn't have any kids from this relationship. Lisi was with Ken until his last breath until November 2011.

    Ken Russell Cause of Death

    Ken Russell was suffered from a series of strokes, he was supported by his three wives and eight children. He was announced dead on 27 November 2011 at the age of 84. He left his entire estate to his fourth wife before he died.

    Ken Russell's Net Worth & Career

    About Ken Russell net worth, he earned millions from his career as a director and screenwriter in the film business. At the time of his death, he worth around. 

    Talking about his house, after his death he left his $10,75,594 estate to his fourth wife. 


    Talking about Ken Russell career he started as being a photographer and his work was published in magazine Picture Post in 1955 and also worked as a freelance documentary photographer until 1959.

    Later in 1959 worked on television and made video documentaries. From this, he went on making his first low budget feature film French Dressing in 1964 which was unsuccessful in the box office and joined BBC.

    There at BBC, he made various television feature films and documentary. He tried his luck again in film and made Women in Love in 1969 which considered being his signature film and also was nominated for four Academy Awards including as best director.

     After that, he had made a different kind of cinemas which was appreciated all around the world.

    Ken Russell's Selected Filmography

    • Women In Love (1969)
    • The Music Lovers (1971)
    • Tommy (1975)
    • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
    • Savage Messiah (1972)
    • Mahler(1974)
    • Lisztomania (1977)
    • Valentino (1984)
    • Gothic (1986)
    • Salome's Last Dance (1988)
    • The Rainbow (1989)
    • Whore (1991)
    • Lady Chatterley (1993)
    • Prisoner of Honor TV movie (1991)
    • The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century (2002)

    Quick summary of Ken Russell

    Who is Ken Russell?

    Ken Russell was a British Filmmaker.

    When was he born?

    Ken Russell was born on 3rd July 1927, he was from white ethnicity.

    Who was Ken Russell Spouse?

    Ken Russell spouse was Lisi Tribble at the time of his death.

    How tall was Ken Russell?

    His height was 5 feet 7 inches.

    How many children does Ken Russell have?

    Ken Russell had eight children from previous three marriage before marrying Lisi.