Roger Michell

Director, Playwright
A successful director in both his native England and America, Roger Michell helmed such big-budget hits as "Notting Hill" (1999) and "Changing Lanes" (2002), while also earning critical respect for small, more intimate ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1956 in Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA

Filmography

Director (12)

Birthday 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Le Week-End 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Hyde Park On Hudson 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Venus 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Enduring Love 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mother 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Titanic Town 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Persuasion 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Buddha of Suburbia 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Hyde Park On Hudson 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Enduring Love 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mother 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A successful director in both his native England and America, Roger Michell helmed such big-budget hits as "Notting Hill" (1999) and "Changing Lanes" (2002), while also earning critical respect for small, more intimate features like "Titanic Town" (1998) and "The Mother" (2003). Following an award-winning debut as a theater director in the late 1970s and early '80s, Michell moved into directing for television, including such BAFTA-winning efforts as "The Buddha of Suburbia" (BBC, 1993) and "Persuasion" (1995). His work on the small screen attracted the attention of writer Richard Curtis, who tapped Michell to direct the Julia Roberts/Hugh Grant romantic comedy "Notting Hill" (1999), one of the highest grossing British films in history, which in turn led to assignments in America like "Changing Lanes" (2002), starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. His subsequent efforts varied in tone and quality, from intense small dramas like "The Mother" and "Enduring Love" (2004), comedies like "Venus" (2006) with Peter O'Toole, and major Hollywood efforts like "Morning Glory" (2010). Though not every film was a hit, Michell's ability to move between genres marked him as one of the most versatile filmmakers on the international scene.

Relationships

Kate Buffery Actor

Wife
Divorced 2002

Anna Maxwell Martin Actor

Companion

Maggie Michell

Daughter
Born April 2009; mother, Anna Maxwell Martin

Rosie Michell Actor

Daughter
Mother, Kate Buffery

Harry Michell Actor

Son
Mother, Kate Buffery

EDUCATION

Clifton College

Bristol , England

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England 1977
Won the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company Buzz Goodbody Award

Milestones

2012

Helmed "Hyde Park on Hudson," starring Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt

2010

Directed comedy feature "Morning Glory," starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton

2006

Directed Peter O'Toole and Leslie Phillips as two eccentric veterans of the stage in "Venus"

2004

Re-teamed with Craig for the thriller "Enduring Love"

2003

Directed Daniel Craigh in British film "The Mother"

2002

Directed "Changing Lanes," starring Samuel Jackson and Ben Affleck

2000

Helmed Joe Penhall's first play for London's National Theatre "Blue/ Orange"

1999

Directed Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in romantic comedy "Notting Hill"

1998

Directed "Titanic Town," a dramatic film about Northern Ireland

1996

Directed the feature adaptation of "My Night With Reg," based on the play he also directed

1995

Directed first feature, Jane Austen's "Persuasion"; aired on television in the U.K.

1995

Made the documentary "Ready When You Are, Mr. Patel" about the Indian actor Harish Patel

1993

Directed and co-wrote the award-winning miniseries "The Buddha of Suburbia" for the BBC2

1991

Made television debut directing with BBC miniseries "Downtown Lagos"

1985

Joined Royal Shakespeare company; directed "Some Americans Abroad," which transferred to Broadway 1990

1982

Co-wrote with Richard Mahar the play "Private Dick"; won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival

1977

Worked at the Royal Court Theatre as an assistant director to noted British playwright John Osborne and Irish playwright Samuel Beckett

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