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Joan Tewkesbury

Name  Joan Tewkesbury

Role  Film director
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Born  April 8, 1936 (age 79) (1936-04-08) Redlands, California, USA
Occupation  Film and television actress, director, and screenwriter
Books  Nashville: Original Screenplay, Nashville: The Screenplay
Parents  Walter S. Tewkesbury, Frances Stevenson
Nominations  Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Movies  Nashville, Thieves Like Us, Old Boyfriends, A Night in Heaven, Sudie and Simpson
Similar People  Ronee Blakley, Allan F Nicholls, Henry Gibson, Robert Altman, Keith Carradine

Joan Tewkesbury (born April 8, 1936) is an American film and television director, screenwriter, producer and actress. She had a long association with the celebrated director Robert Altman, and wrote the screenplays for two of his films, Thieves Like Us (1974) and Nashville (1975). Nashville has been called "Altman's masterpiece", and Tewkesbury's screenplay was widely honored including a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. Beyond the work with Altman, Tewkesbury has directed and written many television movies and episodes for television series. Tewkesbury is the author of the novel, Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War, Hand to Hand,2011.

Tewkesbury was born in Redlands, California, the daughter of Frances M. (née Stevenson), a registered nurse, and Walter S. Tewkesbury, an office machine repairman. She has lived in Tesuque, New Mexico since 2003.

One of her early television acting roles was in a guest appearance on the short-lived NBC drama, It's a Man's World.

Filmography as director

  • Old Boyfriends (1979)
  • The Tenth Month (1979) (TV)
  • The Acorn People (1981) (TV)
  • Elysian Fields (1989) (TV)
  • Cold Sassy Tree (1989) (TV)
  • Strangers (1992) (TV)
  • Scattering Dad (1998) (TV)
  • Felicity (TV series)
  • The Guardian (2001) (TV series)
  • References

    Joan Tewkesbury Wikipedia


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