Michael RADFORD

RadfordCredits include: Il Postino, White Mischief, Nineteen Eighty-Four.  The acclaimed Oscar Nominated British writer/director Michael Radford established his international reputation as the writer and director of Nineteen Eighty-Four (Umbrella-Rosenblum Films/Virgin Films), starring John Hurt and Richard Burton in his final role. He went on to write and direct the Oscar winning Il Postino (Cecchi Gori Films) for which Michael was Nominated for Best Director and Best Screenwriter and the film was Nominated for Best Picture – altogether the film was Nominated in five categories. He also won the BAFTA for Best Director and Best Film not in the English Language, as well another 35 international awards. His films have won over 60 major international festival prizes.

In 2004 he directed Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice (Movision Entertainment), which premiered at The Venice Film Festival in 2004. They are currently planning their second Shakespeare collaboration with Michael’s adaptation of King Lear.

Last year he wrote and directed the feature documentary Michel Petrucciani (Les Films d’Ici), the legendary French jazz pianist who died in New York in 1999. His other films include Flawless (Magnolia Pictures), starring Demi Moore and Michael Caine. He was one eight major directors on Ten Minutes Older(Odyssey Films), a collection of short films directed by, among others, his cinematic heroes Bernando Bertolucci and Jan Luc Godard – Michael’s contribution was Addicted To The Stars, a sci-fi film starring Daniel Craig.

Other film credits include Dancing At The Blue Iguana (Moonstone Entertainment), starring Daryl Hannah; B. Monkey (Miramax Films), starring Rupert Everett, Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; White Mischief (Nelson Entertainment), with Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance and John Hurt; and his directorial debut feature, the much praisedAnother Time, Another Place (Channel Four Films) which won fifteen major festival prizes around the world.

Screenplays
THE PERFECT EQUATION
SOUTH OF THE BORDER, WEST OF THE SUN
LA MULA
ADDICTED TO THE STARS
THE SWEDISH CAVALIER
THE ELIXIR
NINETEEN EIGHT- FOUR
THE WHITE BIRD PASSES
KING LEAR
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
MAX OF MEX
IL POSTINO
DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA
WHITE MISCHIEF
ANOTHER TIME ANOTHER PLACE