Laurence Olivier
(Movies & TV)
Toyah Willcox
(Movies & TV)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Health disease)
William Blake
Brion Gysin
(Visual Arts)

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Derek Jarman

Knowledge Identifier: +Derek_Jarman


Derek Jarman

English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1942.

Countries: United Kingdom (63%), (10%), United States (5%)

Main connections: Laurence Olivier, Toyah Willcox, Ludwig Wittgenstein

Linked to: King's College London, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, British Film Institute




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Derek Jarman was born in 1942 add something


He boarded at Canford School in Dorset, and from 1960 studied at King's College London add something


The Queen Is Dead - "The Queen Is Dead", which leads off the album and notably became an expressionistic music video directed by Derek Jarman, starts with a soundbite from Bryan Forbes' 1962 British film "The L-Shaped Room"


This was followed by four years at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London , starting in 1963 add something


Jazz Calendar - The ballet was first performed on 9 January 1968 by the company of The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with designs by Derek Jarman


He had a studio at Butler's Wharf, London, and was part of the Andrew Logan social scene in the 1970s add something


Joanna Hogg - After leaving school in the late 1970s, Hogg worked as a photographer and began to make experimental super-8 films after borrowing a camera from Derek Jarman, who became an early mentor after a chance meeting in Patisserie Valerie in Soho


Sarah Radclyffe - She began working as associative producer in the late 1970s on movies like "The Tempest" by Derek Jarman


Toyah Willcox - In the summer of 1977, a National Theatre actor, Ian Charleson , thought that Willcox was someone that his friend, film director Derek Jarman, should meet and took her to tea on Tregunter Road in Fulham at Derek's flat


Mark Ryan (guitarist) - After appearing with the band in the Derek Jarman movie "Jubilee " Ryan was fired in October 1977


This was followed in 1979 by an unconventional adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" add something


During the 1980s Jarman was a leading campaigner against Clause 28, which sought to ban the promotion of homosexuality in schools add something


He worked to raise awareness of AIDS. His artistic practice in the early 1980s reflected these commitments, perhaps most famously in "The Angelic Conversation" , a film in which the imagery is accompanied by a voice reciting Shakespeare's sonnets add something


Toyah Willcox - Instead, she teamed up with Derek Jarman again to play Miranda in his innovative version of "The Tempest", which won her a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 1980 "Evening Standard" *awards


Released in 1986, "Caravaggio" attracted a comparatively wide audience add something


On 22 December 1986, Jarman was diagnosed as $HIV_positive, and discussed his condition in public add something


Sean Bean - He appeared in his first film in 1986 when he played Ranuccio Tomassoni in Derek Jarman's film "Caravaggio


Robin Rimbaud - He released "Peyrere" compilation cassette album in 1986, featuring the work of Nurse with Wound, Derek Jarman, Current 93, Coil and Test Dept


Wilfred Owen - A screen adaptation was made by Derek Jarman in 1988, with the 1963 recording as the soundtrack


Laurence Olivier - In 1988 Olivier gave his final performance, aged 81, as a wheelchair-bound old soldier in Derek Jarman's film War Requiem.


In 1989, Jarman's film "War Requiem" brought Laurence Olivier out of retirement for what would be Olivier's last screen performance add something


Jarman directed the 1989 tour by the UK duo Pet Shop Boys add something


Nathaniel Parker - War Requiem - Other early roles include playing Wilfred Owen in Derek Jarman's "War Requiem", a 1989 film adaptation of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem", co-starring Laurence Olivier as an old soldier in his last screen role before his death, and playing Edward Rochester in John Duigan's 1993 film adaptation of Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea"


Antony Root - In 1989 he joined Working Title Television as Head of Production where he produced "Lorna Doone" , Derek Jarman's "Edward II" and Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City"


Edward II of England - In 1991 English filmmaker Derek Jarman adapted the Christopher Marlowe play into a film featuring Tilda Swinton, Steven Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Nigel Terry, and Annie Lennox


By the time of his 1993 film "Blue", Jarman was losing his sight and dying of AIDS-related complications add something


Paul Wittgenstein - Paul Wittgenstein appears as a character in Derek Jarman's 1993 film "Wittgenstein", about his brother Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein - Wittgenstein is the subject of the 1993 film "Wittgenstein", by English director Derek Jarman, which is loosely based on his life story as well as his philosophical thinking

Derek Jarman died in 1994 add something


Scott Treleaven - Concurrent with the documentary Queercore: A Punk-u-mentary, Treleaven created an illustrated zine project called This Is The Salivation Army (1996–1999): a mix of punk, goth, occult, and industrial music aesthetics, alongside homages to iconoclasts like William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, William Blake, and Derek Jarman.


Hans Vandekerckhove - In 1997, he visited Dungeness and discovered the avant-garde filmmaker, Derek Jarman


Jarman was the stage director of Sylvano Bussotti's opera "L'Ispirazione", first staged in Florence in 1998 add something


Jarman's surviving muse Keith Collins and Siouxsie and the Banshees founder Steven Severin both participated in the making of the film, which had its world premiere at the 2009 Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and its California premiere at the 2010 Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco add something


In 2015 recordlabel Black Mass Rising released a recording of the performance add something


Toyah Willcox - In November 2017 she played Queen Elizabeth in a theatre adaptation of Derek Jarman's film "Jubilee" at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre


In 2018, composer Gregory Spears created a work for chorus and string quartet, titled "The Tower and the Garden," commissioned by conductors Donald Nally, Mark Shapiro, Robert Geary and Carmen-Helena Téllez, setting a poem by Keith Garebian from his collection "Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems" add something


A prestigious Blue Plaque commemorating Jarman was unveiled at Butlers Wharf Building on 19 February 2019, the 25th anniversary of Jarman's death add something