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John Madden (director)

John Madden
Born John Philip Madden
(1949-04-08) 8 April 1949
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England[1]
Alma mater Cambridge University
Years active 1982–present

John Philip Madden (; born 8 April 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio.[2] He is known for directing Shakespeare in Love (1998), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He has gained more recent recognition for directing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and its sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).

Contents

  • Life and career 1
  • Films 2
    • Television 2.1
    • Plays 2.2
    • Radio 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Madden was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He was educated at Clifton College in Bristol. He was in the same house as friend and fellow director Roger Michell. He began his career in British independent films, and graduated from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) in 1970 with a B.A. in English literature. He started work in television including directing Prime Suspect 4 and episodes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (ITV, 1984–1994)[3] and Inspector Morse.

Perhaps his most notable achievement to date was directing Shakespeare in Love, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1998, and for which he was also nominated as Best Director;[4] he lost to Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan. The film also won the Silver Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

He has since directed several films, including Proof (2005), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), and its sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).

Madden is also a Jury Member for the digital studio Filmaka, a platform for undiscovered filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.[6]

Films

Year Title
1993 Ethan Frome
1994 Golden Gate
1997 Mrs. Brown
1998 Shakespeare in Love
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin
2005 Proof
2009 Killshot
2011 The Debt
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Television

Plays

Plays he has directed include Arthur Kopit's Wings.

Radio

Radio dramas he has directed include the radio versions of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Before it was produced for the stage, he directed Wings for NPR's Earplay series, in a production that won the Prix Italia.

References

  1. ^ biography.com.
  2. ^ John Madden Biography. Tribute.ca 2011, retrieved 29 September 2011
  3. ^ John Madden. Yahoo! Movies 2011, retrieved 29 September 2011
  4. ^ Nominees & Winners for the 71st Academy Awards. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2011, retrieved 29 September 2011
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Filmaka Jury Member John Madden, Filmaka.com.
  7. ^ deadline.com.

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