Knowledge Identifier: +John_Boorman
British filmmaker who is a longtime resident of Ireland and is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General and The Tailor of Panama
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1933.
Countries: United States (25%), United Kingdom (23%), (15%)
Linked to: Salesian School, Provisional Irish Republican Army, BBC
Irwin Winkler - In partnership with Robert Chartoff from the late 1960s, Irwin Winkler produced an impressive array of modern American gems, beginning with their first effort , John Boorman's taut thriller "Point Blank" , largely ignored in its day but now regarded as a top film of the time
He ran the newsrooms at Southern Television in Southampton and Dover before moving into TV documentary filmmaking, eventually becoming the head of the BBC's Bristol-based Documentary Unit in 1962
Deliverance (novel) - It was adapted into a 1972 film by director John Boorman
Gabriel Byrne - He made his film debut in 1981, as King Uther Pendragon in John Boorman's King Arthur epic, "Excalibur"
When his friend David Lean died in 1991, Boorman was announced to be taking over direction of Lean's long planned adaptation of "Nostromo", though the production collapsed
Released in 2006, "The Tiger's Tail" was a thriller set against the tableau of early 21st century capitalism in Ireland
In November 2012 he was selected as a President of the main competition jury at the 2012 International Film Festival of Marrakech
Hope and Glory (film) - In 2012, John Boorman revealed that a sequel to the film, to be titled "Queen and Country", is in the works
Queen and Country (film) - "'Queen and Country"' is a 2014 British drama film directed by John Boorman