Tony Walton

Tony Walton

Known For: Art · Birthday: 1934-10-24 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK

20 Movies

Biography

Anthony John Walton (born 24 October 1934) is an English set and costume designer.He has received many Tony, Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA nominations for his work as both a costume designer and as a set designer. For his work in the theatre he has won 3 Tony Awards for Pippin (1973), House of Blue Leaves (1986), and Guys and Dolls (1992). He received Academy Award nominations for his work in film for Mary Poppins (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), and The Wiz (1978), winning for All That Jazz (1979). He won an Emmy for his work in television for the acclaimed 1985 TV version of Death of a Salesman.

Personal Life

Walton married his childhood sweetheart Julie Andrews in 1959, and the two had a daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. Walton has said that he fell in love with Andrews when they were in their early teens and he saw her playing the egg in a theatre production of Humpty Dumpty. They divorced in 1967 but still remain close friends.Walton married Gen LeRoy in 1991. Walton, Andrews and their daughter have worked several times together professionally. He has illustrated several children's books written by Andrews and their daughter.

Early Life

Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England on 24 October 1934. His father was a surgeon.Walton attended Radley College in Oxford where he studied Greek and Latin before attending the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He spent two years of mandatory military training with the Royal Air Force, as a trainee pilot in Ontario, Canada.

Movies & TV shows

2003.

1 Movie
Our Town

Our Town

2003
Our Town is a play written by American playwright Thornton Wilder. The average town's citizens in the early twentieth century are depicted through their everyday lives in this character story. The pla...

1993.

1 Movie
The Will Rogers Follies

The Will Rogers Follies

1993
The Will Rogers Follies is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman. It focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Wil...

1991.

1 Movie
Regarding Henry

Regarding Henry

6
1991
Henry Turner, a respected lawyer who survived a convenience store shooting, lost his memory and has serious speech and mobility issues. His family supported him after he lost his job.

1987.

2 Movies
The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

1987
A genteel mother worries about the future prospects of her son's sister as he tries to escape from his home.
The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves

1987
On the day in 1965 that the Pope visits New York and masses of people line the streets in adulation, Artie, a zookeeper living in Sunnyside, Queens, thinks it's time for his life to be blessed, too. H...

1986.

2 Movies
Heartburn

Heartburn

4
1986
Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a d...
The Goodbye People

The Goodbye People

1986
An elderly man is determined to reopen the Coney Island boardwalk hot dog stand even though he is recovering from a severe heart attack and it's the middle of February.

1985.

1 Movie
Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

1985
A man is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders how he can help his fam...

1982.

2 Movies
Deathtrap

Deathtrap

6
1982
A playwright wants to take credit for a student's work.
Pippin

Pippin

1982
The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. In 1981, a stage produ...

1981.

1 Movie
Prince of the City

Prince of the City

1981
If Daniel Ciello doesn't have to turn in any friends, the United States Department of Justice will help eliminate corruption in the police department. There was a plan to bring drugs into the country....

1979.

1 Movie
All That Jazz

All That Jazz

10
1979
Joe Gideon is one of the most successful musical theater directors. His obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

1978.

1 Movie
The Wiz

The Wiz

1978
The shy kindergarten teacher was swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarked on a quest to return to her hometown.

1974.

1 Movie
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

6
1974
Poirot was called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before when his train was stopped by deep snow.

1971.

1 Movie
The Boy Friend

The Boy Friend

1971
The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scout...

1968.

2 Movies
Petulia

Petulia

1968
An unhappily married person finds solace in the company of a recently divorced person.
The Sea Gull

The Sea Gull

1968
Chekhov's story of life in rural Russia during the last part of the 19th century is the subject of a film.

1966.

2 Movies
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1966
A wily slave needs the help of a virgin courtesan and his young master to earn his freedom.
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

1966
The government will control public opinion by outlawing literature and having people burn books. The morality of his job is being questioned.

1964.

1 Movie
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

7.73
1964
Two neglected children are being helped by a nanny to become closer to their father.
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