Andrew Birkin

Screenwriter, Director, Actor
Entered films in 1966 as a production runner on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and worked as a writer (for both TV and features) from the early 1970s.
Born: 12/08/1945 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (13)

Vernon God Little 2014 (Movie)

(current adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cement Garden 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Salt on Our Skin 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Burning Secret 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Name of the Rose 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

King David 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sredni Vashtar 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Final Conflict 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Peter Pan 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

The Thief of Bagdad 1977 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Flame 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pied Piper 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (4)

The Cement Garden 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Salt on Our Skin 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Burning Secret 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Sredni Vashtar 1981 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc 1999 (Movie)

Talbot (Actor)

Kung Fu Master! 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Name of the Rose 1986 (Movie)

Cuthbert of Winchester (Actor)

La Pirate 1983 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)
Producer (1)

The Final Conflict 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Entered films in 1966 as a production runner on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and worked as a writer (for both TV and features) from the early 1970s.

Relationships

Alexander Birkin

Son
died in a car crash in November 2001 at the age of 20

David Birkin

Son
born c. 1979

Ned Birkin

Son
youngest of Birkin's three sons

Jane Birkin

Sister
born in 1946

Judy Campbell

Mother
born on May 31, 1916

Lou Doillon

Niece
born c. 1983

Charlotte Gainsbourg Actor

Niece

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Niece
born in 1971

Bee Gilbert

Companion
mother of two of Birkin's sons previously involved with actor Ian Holm with whom she had a son and daughter

Milestones

1999

Returned to screenwriting with "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc", co-written with director Luc Besson; also acted in film

1993

Realized long-held ambition to write and direct a screen adaptation of Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden"

1992

Co-wrote and directed "Salt on Our Skin/Desire"

1988

Feature directorial debut, "Burning Secret"; also wrote screenplay

1988

Appeared with sister Jane and mother Judy Campbell in Agnes Varda's "Kung Fu Master!"

1986

Was one of four credited screenwriters on "The Name of the Rose"; played role of Cuthbert in film

1985

With James Costigan, wrote screenplay for "King David"

1984

Acted alongside sister Jane in "The Pirate"

1982

Earned Oscar nomination for short film "Sredni Vashtar"

1978

Penned the teleplay for the BBC production "The Lost Boys", about J M Barrie's childhood

1972

Screenwriting debut, "The Pied Piper of Hamlin"

1968

Served as production manager on feature, "Popdown"

1966

Entered films as production assistant on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)

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