Michael Winterbottom

Director, Editor
A talented and intelligent British filmmaker of intense and often introspective relationship dramas, Michael Winterbottom has displayed a wide array of diverse film projects that ranged from neo-noir thrillers and ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1961 in Lancastershire, England, GB

Filmography

Director (29)

The Trip To Italy 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Everyday 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Face of an Angel 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Look of Love 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Trishna 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Trip 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Shock Doctrine 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Genova 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Road To Guantanamo 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

9 Songs 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Code 46 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

In This World 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

24 Hour Party People 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Claim 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Wonderland 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

I Want You 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

With or Without You 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Go Now 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Butterfly Kiss 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Jude 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

The Family 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Under the Sun 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Forget About Me 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (11)

Hello Carter 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

360 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Good Vibrations 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trishna 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Trip 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Shock Doctrine 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Snow Cake 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

9 Songs 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Heartlands 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resurrection Man 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (8)

The Trip To Italy 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Everyday 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trishna 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

The Shock Doctrine 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Genova 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

9 Songs 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Under the Sun 1992 (Movie)

from screen story (From Story)
Editor (3)

The Shock Doctrine 2009 (Movie)

(Editor)

Genova 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Road To Guantanamo 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

A talented and intelligent British filmmaker of intense and often introspective relationship dramas, Michael Winterbottom has displayed a wide array of diverse film projects that ranged from neo-noir thrillers and political docudramas to gritty family melodramas and satirical comedies. After getting his start with Thames Television, Winterbottom made his feature debut with the lesbian-centric noir "Butterfly Kiss" (1995) before his ambitious take on Thomas Hardy's novel, "Jude" (1996). He earned considerable international acclaim for his searing war drama, "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997), which unflinchingly depicted the horror of the brutal war in Yugoslavia. After the interesting, but little-seen revisionist Western, "The Claim" (2000), Winterbottom offered a restless kaleidoscope of images accompanied by a stellar soundtrack for "24 Hour Party People" (2002), which once again helped boost his international acclaim. Follow the highly controversial erotic drama, "9 Songs" (2005), which depicted graphic unsimulated sex onscreen, he steered star Angelina Jolie in one of her finest performances with "A Mighty Heart" (2007). By the time he directed Casey Affleck in "The Killer Inside Me" (2010), Winterbottom was considered to be one of the more artistically daring directors working in contemporary cinema.

Relationships

Sabrina Broadbent

Wife
have two children together divorced

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England

studied filmmaking in Bristol and in London after graduating from Oxford

Milestones

2007

Helmed "A Mighty Heart," starring Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl, the wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl

2006

Helmed the controversal film "The Road to Guantanamo," the true story of three friends who set off from Britain for a wedding overseas and ended up as terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay

2005

Directed "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" an adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"

2004

Directed Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton in "Code 46" a futuristic love story

2002

Directed "24 Hour Party People", a drama about the British electronica musical group New Order

2002

Helmed "Going Mad in Hollywood" (lensed 2002), a drama about filmmaker Lindsay Anderson's friendship with writer David Sherwin

2000

Helmed "The Claim", an adaptation of "The Mayor of Casterbridge" set in 1860s California

1999

Won praise for "Wonderland", which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; released theatrically in the USA in 2000

1997

Directed the based-on-fact "Welcome to Sarajevo", an ironically titled film about a British journalist who develops a bond with a Bosnian child

1996

Helmed the underrated adaptation of "Jude", starring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet

1995

Directed first feature film, "Butterfly Kiss"

1994

Along with Andrew Eaton, formed production company, Revolution Films, in March, while "Family" was in post-production

1994

Breakthrough work, and first TV miniseries work, the four-part BBC/RTE serial drama, "Family"; a two-hour pared-down version of the program also played at a number of film festivals

1993

Directed opening two-hour TV-movie installment of the British crime drama series, "Cracker"; opening episode entitled "Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic"

1989

First worked with screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce on the made-for-TV young adult dramas, "The Strangers" and "Forget About Me"

1988

First work as director: made two TV documentaries about Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, "Ingmar Bergman: The Magic Lantern" (for Channel 4) and "Ingmar Bergman: The Director" (for ITV)

Grew up in Blackburn

Set to helm "Genova," a ghost story about a British man who moves his two American daughters to Genoa following the death of his wife (lensed 2007)

First worked in the film and TV industries with a job in the cutting room at Thames Television

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