Michell, Roger 1957–

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MICHELL, Roger 1957–


Born 1957, in Pretoria, South Africa; father, a diplomat; married Kate Buffery (an actress); children: two. Education: Graduated from Cambridge University, 1977; BBC Drama Director's Course, 1990.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; International Creative Management, Oxford House, 76 Oxford St., London W1N 0AX, England.

Career: Director and writer. Royal Court Theatre, apprentice, 1977–79; Royal Shakespeare Company, resident director (directing a number of productions), 1985–91; Free Range Films, partner.

Awards, Honors: Fringe First Award, c. 1982, for Private Dick; TV Award nomination (with Kevin Loader and Hanif Kureishi), best drama serial, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1994, for The Buddha of Suburbia; TV Award (with Fiona Finley and Nick Dear), best single drama, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1996, for Persuasion; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Golden Leopard Award nomination, both Locarno International Film Festival, Golden Hitchcock Award nomination, Dinard British Film Festival, 1998, Award of the German Unions Association, Emden International Film Festival, 1999, all for Titanic Town; Empire Award, best British director, Amanda Award nomination, best foreign feature film, Alexander Korda Award nomination (with Duncan Kenworthy), best British film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2000, all for Notting Hill; Royal Shakespeare Company Goodbody Award; Drama Desk Award nomination, for Some Americans Abroad.


Film Director:

Persuasion, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

My Night with Reg, 1996.

Titanic Town, Lauren Film, 1998.

Notting Hill, Universal, 1999.

Changing Lanes, Paramount, 2002.

The Best of Bowie, 2002.

The Mother, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Enduring Love, Paramount, 2004.

Film Producer:

The Mother, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Enduring Love, Paramount, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The Making of "Changing Lanes" (also known as Behind the Scenes of "Changing Lanes"), 2002.

Television Director; Miniseries:

Downtown Lagos, 1992.

The Buddha of Suburbia, 1993.

Television Director; Specials:

Ready When You Are, Mr. Patel (documentary), 1994.

Stage Director:

Private Dick, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, 1979.

Some Americans Abroad, Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, New York City, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Blue/Orange, Royal National Theater, Los Angeles, 2000.


Television Miniseries:

The Buddha of Suburbia, 1993.

Stage Plays:

Private Dick, produced at Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, 1979, then West End production, London.

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