Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Director (Tony Richardson), Best Adapted Screenplay (John Osborne) and Best Picture, this raucous and innovative adaptation of Henry Fielding’s classic novel is directed with a real sense of adventure. John Osborne captures the spirit of the novel in his sophisticated screenplay and Albert Finney gives a dashing Oscar® nominated performance as the much sought-after Tom Jones, enjoying marvellous support from Joan Greenwood as Lady Bellaston and Susannah York as the wellborn Sophie Western.
Presented here for the first time in the UK, the BFI is proud to showcase new 4K digital restorations of not just the theatrical cut but of Tony Richardson's preferred 1989 director’s cut, both of which were supervised by director of photography Walter Lassally.
Features both the director's cut (1989) and theatrical versions of the film
The Guardian Interview: Albert Finney (1982, 35 mins – audio only)
Vanessa Redgrave on Tony Richardson (2017, 10 mins): Vanessa Redgrave discusses Tony Richardson’s career in this short interview shot by the Criterion Collection.
USSR Today: Meeting to Mark the 200th Anniversary of Henry Fielding (1954, 1 min)
George Devine Memorial Play: Luther (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 7 mins)
Walter Lassally on Tom Jones (2017, 25 mins): the Oscar winning cinematographer discusses Tom Jones
Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film and full film credits