Mark Cullingham

Award-winning British theater and television director, Mark Cullingham, died in Los Angeles on Jan. 29 of complications due to AIDS. He was 53.

He attended Worcester College in Oxford and joined Britain’s National Theater as an assistant director in 1964, where he worked with Laurence Olivier, Tyrone Guthrie and Michael Redgrave.

He directed the West End production of Michael Frayn’s “The Two of Us” with Lynn Redgrave and Bristol Old Vic’s “Lulu” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” both starring Kate Nelligan.

For British television, his “84 Charing Cross Road” with Anne Jackson, was nominated for a British Academy Award. He directed Dennis Potter’s “Casanova,” Evelyn Waugh’s “Put Out More Flags” and Muriel Spark’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.”

In the U.S., his direction of Lee Remick in PBS’s American Playhouse presentation “Eleanor: In Her Own Words,” brought the production an Emmy. His extensive television work included: “Sunday Drive” (Disney), “Medea” (PBS), “Dead on the Money” (TNT), “Cinderella” (Showtime), “Pilobus On Broadway” (CBS Cable), “It’s No Crush I’m In Love” (ABC), and “Short Stories/Tall Tales” (CBS).

Cullingham is survived by his parents, brother, and nephew Jamie of Windsor, England. Donations in his memory may be made to Home Health Unit.

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