Sandra Goldbacher

Director, Screenwriter
Sandra Goldbacher grew up outside London in the Hampstead Garden Suburb, the daughter of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. Her mother converted to Judaism when she was one and Goldbacher received a reform Jewish ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1960

Filmography

Director (4)

The Hour 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Ballet Shoes 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Me Without You 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Governess 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Me Without You 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Sandra Goldbacher grew up outside London in the Hampstead Garden Suburb, the daughter of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. Her mother converted to Judaism when she was one and Goldbacher received a reform Jewish upbringing. She went to college at Sussex University in the seaside tourist town of Brighton and after studying French Literature for three years, Goldbacher, as many young people often do, had a complete change of heart and realized she wanted to be a filmmaker.

Relationships

Peter Salmi

Husband
married

EDUCATION

Sussex University

also studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris

Middlesex University

Milestones

2001

Directed feature "Me Without You" starring Anna Friel and Michelle Williams, premiered at London Film Festival, released theatrically in U.S. in 2002

1998

Debut feature, "The Governess" starring Minnie Driver

1994

Made two short films, "Seventeen," which won a Silver Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival and "Piccadilly Circus By Night"

1983

Graduated from university and decided she wanted to make films (date approximate)

Worked for the BBC and Channel Four making documentaries; also directed commercials

Grew up in the Hampstead Garden suburb, a setting for a later film

Bonus Trivia

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"I've had a few offers to go to America abut I'd rather have a mansion in Primrose Hill than Hollywood." --Goldbacher on living in England

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