John Berger

Art critic, Artist, Screenwriter
Leftist art critic who authored an influential study of aesthetics, "Ways of Seeing" (1973), and scripted three of the films that brought Swiss director Alain Tanner to international prominence--"La salamandre" (1971) ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1926 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (6)

Walk Me Home 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Play Me Something 1986 (Movie)

("Once in Europa") (Book as Source Material)

Play Me Something 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Milieu du Monde 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Salamandre 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (3)

Salgado: The Spectre of Hope 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Walk Me Home 1992 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Play Me Something 1986 (Movie)

The Stranger (Actor)

Biography

Leftist art critic who authored an influential study of aesthetics, "Ways of Seeing" (1973), and scripted three of the films that brought Swiss director Alain Tanner to international prominence--"La salamandre" (1971), "The Middle of the World" (1974) and "Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000" (1976). Son Jacob Berger is an actor.

Relationships

Michael

Brother
born circa

Beverly Berger

Wife
second wife American

Katya Berger

Daughter

Jacob Berger

Son
born in 1963

Yves Berger

Son
mother, Beverly Berger

EDUCATION

Chelsea School of Art

Central School of Art

Milestones

1992

Wrote screenplay for "Walk Me Home"; also made cameo appearance

1989

Returned to screenwriting with "Play Me Something", adapted from his novel "Once in Europa"

1976

With Alain Tanner, penned script for "Jonah, Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000"

1973

Co-wrote famed book, "Ways of Seeing"; adapted into a BBC TV series

1972

Won Booker Prize for novel "G"

1970

Feature screenwriting debut, "La Salamandre"

1958

Published first novel

1952

Began writing criticism for The New Statesman

1943

Served in British Army

Taught drawing

Attended art schools in London

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