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Actors Billy Crudup and Claire Danes who became lovers on the set of their latest film "Stage Beauty" succeed in not beign photographed together during promotional stints by placing the film's director Richard Eyre (center) between them at the Oct. 4, 2004 New York premiere of "Stage Beauty" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE (born 28 March 1943) is an English director of film, theatre, television, and opera.

Eyre was educated at Sherborne School, an independent school for boys in the market town of Sherborne in north-west Dorset in south-west England, followed by Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge and Lincoln College at the University of Oxford.

Eyre was Associate Director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from 1967 to 1972. He won STV Awards for the Best Production in Scotland in 1969, 1970 and 1971. He was artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse from 1973-78 where he commissioned and directed many new plays, including Trevor Griffith's Comedians.

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