Tuchner, Michael 1934–

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TUCHNER, Michael 1934


Original name, Michael John Tuchner; born June 24, 1934, in Berlin, Germany; immigrated to the United States, 1978; son of Martin and Rosa (maiden name, Wolochwiansky) Tuchner; married Gillian Barton Cook, October 9, 1940 (divorced, 1977); married Geraldine June, June 2, 1981; children: Rebecca, Louise, Jonathan. Education: University of London, B.A., classics, 1956.

Addresses: Office REBJO Corp., 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1450, Los Angeles, CA 900676087.

Career: Director and producer. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London, England, film editor, 195863, film director, 196368.

Member: Directors Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, British Film Institute, British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Awards, Honors: Flaherty Documentary Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1969, for Music!; Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1975, for "Bar Mitzvah Boy," Play for Today ; Humanitas Prize, 1979, for The Summer of My German Soldier.


Film Director:

Music!, 1971.

Villain, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1971.

Fear Is the Key, Paramount, 1973.

Mr. Quilp (also known as The Old Curiosity Shop ), Avco Embassy, 1975.

The Likely Lads, EMI, 1976.

Trenchcoat, Buena Vista, 1983.

The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (also known as Wilt ), Rank, 1990.

The Rainbow Warrior (also known as The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior ), 1992.

Television Director; Movies:

The Summer of My German Soldier, 1978.

Haywire, 1980.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as Hunchback ), 1982.

Adam, 1983.

Not My Kid, 1985.

Generation, 1985.

Amos, 1985.

Trapped in Silence, 1986.

Mistress, CBS, 1987.

Desperate for Love (also known as Dying for Love ), CBS, 1989.

When Will I Be Loved?, NBC, 1990.

The Summer My Father Grew Up, NBC, 1991.

Captive (also known as Season of Fear ), ABC, 1991.

With Murder in Mind (also known as With Savage Intent ), CBS, 1992.

Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (also known as Firestorm: A Catastrophe in Oakland ), ABC, 1993.

Conviction: The Kitty Dodds Story (also known as The Conviction of Kitty Dodds ), CBS, 1993.

Good King Wenceslas, The Family Channel, 1994.

Awake to Danger (also known as Awake to Murder ), NBC, 1995.

Hart to Hart: Two Harts in ThreeQuarters Time (also known as Two Harts in 3/4 Time ), The Family Channel, 1995.

Nightworld: 30 Years to Life (also known as 30 Years to Life ), UPN, 1998.

Back to the Secret Garden, Showtime, 2001.

Til' the River Runs Dry, 2004.

Television Director; Miniseries:

At Mother's Request, CBS, 1987.

Internal Affairs, CBS, 1988.

Television Director; Specials:

PeekaBoo: The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (also known as The One and Only Phyllis Dixey and PeekABoo ), Thames and PBS, 1979.

Divided We Stand, ABC, 1988.

Television Producer; Specials:

PeekaBoo: The One and Only Phyllis Dixey, Thames and PBS, 1979.

Television Director; Pilots:

Parole, CBS, 1982.

We're Putting on the Ritz, CBS, 1986.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Sling Your Hook," The Wednesday Play, 1969.

"All My Own Army," ThirtyMinute Theatre, BBC2, 1970.

"A Tragedy of Two Ambitions," Wessex Tales, 1973.

"Bar Mitzvah Boy," Play for Today, syndicated, 1976.

"A Dip in the Pool,"Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected ), syndicated, 1979.

"Man from the South," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected ), syndicated, 1979.

"Fare on Park Avenue," My Life and Times, 1991.

"The Importance of Being Betty," Remember WENN, 1997.