Figgis, Mike 1948(?)–

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FIGGIS, Mike 1948(?)–

PERSONAL

Full name Michael Figgis; born February 28, 1948 (some sources cite 1949), in Carlisle, Cumbria, England (some sources cite Nairobi, Kenya); married, wife's name Bienchen (marriage ended); children: Louis Arlen, Louis. Education: Studied music in London.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

Career: Director, producer, writer, composer, and actor. Gas Board, band member and singer, c. 1970s, The People Show (experimental theatre group), performer. Red Mullet (production company), affiliate; director of music videos, including "Babylon" by David Gray, 2000. London Polytechnic, teacher.

Awards, Honors: Mystfest Award nomination, best film and special mention, both 1988, for Stormy Monday; nomination for Golden Palm, Cannes Film Festival, 1994, for The Browning Version; Silver Seashell, best director, and nomination for Golden Seashell, both San Sebastian International Film Festival, 1995, and Academy Award nominations, best director and best adapted screenplay, Golden Globe nomination, best director of a motion picture, Film Award nomination, best adapted screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directing in a motion picture, Screen Award nomination, best adapted screenplay, Writers Guild of America, Independent Spirit Award, best director, Independent Features Project/West, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best screenplay, National Society of Film Critics Award, best director, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best director, and Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, best director, all 1996, all for Leaving Las Vegas; nomination for Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, 1997, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, outstanding original score, International Press Academy, 1998, both for One Night Stand; nominations for Golden Spur, Flanders International Film Festival, and Golden Seashell, San Sebastian International Film Festival, both 1999, for Miss Julie; Vision Award, Film-makers Alliance, 2000; Special Jury Prize, British Independent Film Awards, 2000; Video Premiere Award nomination, best DVD audio commentary, DVD Exclusive Awards, for special edition of Timecode.

CREDITS

Film Director:

Stormy Monday, Atlantic, 1988.

Internal Affairs, American Tobis, 1990.

Liebestraum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Mr. Jones, TriStar, 1992.

The Browning Version, Paramount, 1994.

Leaving Las Vegas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

(And producer) One Night Stand, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Flamenco Women (documentary), 1997.

Just Dancing Around (documentary), 1999.

(And producer) Miss Julie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

(And producer) The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

(And producer and cinematographer) Timecode, Screen Gems, 2000.

(And producer) Hotel, Moonstone Entertainment, 2001.

The Battle of Orgreave (documentary), Artangel Media/FilmFour, 2001.

(And cinematographer) "About Time 2," Ten Minutes Older: The Cello, Road Sales, 2002.

(And producer) Cold Creek Manor (also known as La maison au fond de la baie), Buena Vista, 2003.

(And executive producer, cinematographer, and editor) Co/Ma (documentary), Red Mullet/Slovenian Film Fund/Swipe Films, 2004.

Going Down, 2005.

Also director of the short film Redheugh.

Film Work; Other:

Featured musician, Leaving Las Vegas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Executive producer, Foxfire, Universal, 1996.

Executive producer, Agua dulce (short film), Tribesmen Pictures, 2001.

Film Appearances:

Nicholas Hollander, Internal Affairs, American Tobis, 1990.

First mobster, Leaving Las Vegas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Take a Number, 1996.

Hotel clerk, One Night Stand, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Himself, The Fig Rig (documentary short film), Muse Film, 2002.

The Making of "Invasion of the Freedom Snatchers," Behind the Scenes Productions, 2004.

Himself, Film Trix 2004 (documentary short film), 2004.

Himself, There Is No Direction (documentary), Temps Noir, 2005.

Television Director; Movies:

(And producer) The House, Channel 4 (England), 1984.

"Mara," Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (also known as The Art of Seduction and Women & Men 2), HBO, 1991.

Television Director; Episodic:

Director of "Cold Cuts," an episode of The Sopranos, HBO.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Producer and director, "Red, White, and Blues," The Blues, PBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 68th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Interviewee, The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money, Bravo, 1999.

Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2002.

Interviewee, "Richard Gene," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared in an episode of Independent View, PBS.

Stage Work:

Director of the performance pieces Animals of the City and Slow Fade.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Rules of the Genre, Buena Vista Home Video, 2004.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(And composer) Stormy Monday, Atlantic, 1988.

(And composer) Liebestraum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991, published by Faber & Faber, 1992.

(And composer) Leaving Las Vegas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995, published by Faber & Faber, 1996.

(And composer) One Night Stand, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997, published by Faber & Faber, 1998.

(And composer) The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

(And composer) Timecode (also based on story by Figgis), Screen Gems, 2000.

(And composer) Hotel (also based on story by Figgis), Moonstone Entertainment, 2001.

The Battle of Orgreave (documentary), Artangel Media/FilmFour, 2001.

"About Time 2," Ten Minutes Older: The Cello, Road Sales, 2002.

Going Down, 2005.

Also writer for the short film Redheugh.

Film Composer:

Internal Affairs, American Tobis, 1990.

Miss Julie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

Cold Creek Manor (also known as La maison au fond de la baie), Buena Vista, 2003.

Television Movies; Writer and Composer:

The House (based on his stage piece Slow Fade), Channel 4 (England), 1984.

"Mara," Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (also known as The Art of Seduction and Women & Men 2), HBO, 1991.

Stage:

Writer of the performance pieces Animals of the City and Slow Fade.

Books:

(Editor, with John Boorman and Walter Donohue, and contributor) Projections 10: Hollywood Film-Makers on Film-Making, Faber & Faber, 2000.

Mike Figgis: Collected Screenplays, Volume 1: Stormy Monday, Liebestraum, Leaving Las Vegas, Faber & Faber, 2002.

In the Dark, Booth-Clibborn, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

DGA, July, 2002, pp. 47-48.

People Weekly, December 1, 1997, p. 31.

Total Film, January, 1998, pp. 33-34.

Urban Cinefile, September 13, 2000.