Ken Russell in font of his home on lake Windermere.
Ken Russell was born on July 3rd, 1927 in Southampton, England. As a child, Russell's closest relationship was with his mother, who frequently escorted him to the cinema after school. At age ten, Russell was given a film projector and his love of movies intensified. Later on, Russell found a drugstore that rented films by the likes of Fritz Lang and Leni Riefenstahl who were highly influential in developing Russell's dramatic visual flair as a director.