Michael Radford

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Born in New Delhi to an English father and Australian mother, Radford was raised in India. He moved to England to attend Oxford and after graduating worked briefly as an actor and a teacher. In 1971, he was among the ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1946 in New Delhi, , IN

Filmography

Director (16)

Elsa & Fred 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The White Bird Passes 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

La Mula 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Michel Petrucciani 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Flawless 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Merchant of Venice 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello 2002 (Movie)

("Addicted to the Stars") (Director)

Dancing At the Blue Iguana 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Il Postino 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

White Mischief 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

1984 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Another Time, Another Place 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Van Morrison in Ireland 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Madonna and the Volcano 1978 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (9)

Elsa & Fred 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Michel Petrucciani 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Merchant of Venice 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dancing At the Blue Iguana 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Postino 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White Mischief 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

1984 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Another Time, Another Place 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Dancing At the Blue Iguana 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Is Like a Violin 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Born in New Delhi to an English father and Australian mother, Radford was raised in India. He moved to England to attend Oxford and after graduating worked briefly as an actor and a teacher. In 1971, he was among the first twenty-five students to enroll at the National Film School. Radford began as a documentary filmmaker. His most notable efforts include "The Madonna and the Volcano" (1979) and "Van Morrison in Ireland" (1981). Radford made his screenwriting debut and also directed the remake of "Another Time, Another Place" (1983). He received mixed reviews for his adaptation of George Orwell's "1984" (1984), in which Richard Burton gave his last screen performance. Radford had somewhat better luck with "White Mischief" (1987), a fictional retelling of a famous murder in colonial Kenya that featured Joss Ackland, Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi. He received some of his best notices to date for "Il Postino (The Postman)" (1994), the lyrical drama that charts the relationship between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Phillipe Noiret) and the local fisherman (Massimo Troisi in his final film appearance) he hires as his personal mailman.

Relationships

Amaryllis Radford

Daughter
Mother, Emma Tweed

Felix Radford

Son
Mother, Iseult Teran

Greta Scacchi Actor

Companion
Together during shooting of "White Mischief" (1987)

Iseult Teran

Wife
Divorced

emma tweed Assistant

Wife

EDUCATION

National Film and Television School

1971 - 1974
One of first twenty-five students accepted; classmates included Bill Forsyth

Bedford School

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
Attended Worcester College, one of the constituent colleges of Oxford

Milestones

2008

Directed Demi Moore and Michael Caine in "Flawless" a diamond heist story set in 1960

2004

Hemed the Shakespearian adaptation, "The Merchant of Venice" starring Al Pacino and Joseph Fiennes

2000

Staged the London revival of "The Seven Year Itch" with Daryl Hannah

2000

Directed (also co-scripted and co-produced) Daryl Hannah in "Dancing at the Blue Iguana"

1996

Directed "B. Monkey" (released theatrically in the USA in 1999)

1994

Co-wrote (also directed) the Italian film, "Il Postino (The Postman)" starring Massimo Troisi, who tragically died the day after the filming was completed; received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay

1987

Helmed "White Mischief"; last feature for seven years

1984

Wrote and directed an adaptation of George Orwell's "1984"

1983

Screenwriting debut and first fiction film directed, "Another Time, Another Place"

1981

Directed "The White Bird Passes" for the BBC

1981

Feature directorial debut, "Van Morrison in Ireland"

1977

Debut as a producer, "Love is Like a Violin"

1970

One of first twenty-five students at National FIlm School

Born in India

Moved to England to attend Oxford

Became documentary filmmaker

Raised in India, Scotland and England

Bonus Trivia

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Created an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 1998.

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