Brendan Gleeson
(Movies & TV)
Martin Cahill
Kim Cattrall
(Movies & TV)
Juliette Binoche
(Movies & TV)
Hope and Glory (film)
(Movies & TV)
In My Country
Nelson Mandela

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John Boorman

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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 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (25%), United Kingdom (23%), (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Brendan Gleeson, Martin Cahill, Kim Cattrall

Linked to: Salesian School, Provisional Irish Republican Army, BBC




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John Boorman was born in 1933 add something


Boorman first began by working as a drycleaner and journalist in the late 1950s add something


Lloyd Bochner - Bochner is memorably smooth and malicious as the gangster Carter up against Lee Marvin in John Boorman's seminal 1960s film noir "Point Blank"


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 add something


Ram John Holder - John Boorman cast him as the black preacher in the 1969 comedy film "Leo the Last", about race relations, which was set in a Notting Hill slum in West London


At the beginning of the 1970s, Boorman was planning to film "The Lord of the Rings" and corresponded about his plans with the author, J. R. R. Tolkien add something


George Tabori - In 1970 his play 'The Prince' was filmed by John Boorman as Leo the Last with Marcello Mastroianni and Billie Whitelaw; the film won the Director's Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in that year


Deliverance (novel) - It was adapted into a 1972 film by director John Boorman


Deliverance - "'Deliverance"' is a 1972 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their feature film debuts


Ralph Bakshi - In late 1976, Bakshi learned that John Boorman was contracted to direct an adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", in which J. R. R. Tolkien's three-volume novel would be condensed into a single film


Liam Neeson - In 1980, filmmaker John Boorman saw him on stage, acting as Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men, and offered him the part of Sir Gawain in the upcoming Arthurian film, Excalibur.


Patrick Stewart - He had minor roles in several films such as King Leondegrance in John Boorman's "Excalibur" , the character Gurney Halleck in David Lynch's 1984 film version of "Dune" and Dr. Armstrong in Tobe Hooper's "Lifeforce"


Gabriel Byrne - He made his film debut in 1981, as King Uther Pendragon in John Boorman's King Arthur epic, "Excalibur"


Excalibur (film) - "'Excalibur"' is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table


Hope and Glory (film) - "'Hope and Glory"' is a 1987 British comedy-drama-war film, written, produced and directed by John Boorman, and based on his own experiences of growing up in the Blitz in London during World War II


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 add something


She died of ovarian cancer in 1997 at the age of 39 add something


Brendan Gleeson - He won critical acclaim for his performance as Irish gangster Martin Cahill in John Boorman's 1998 film "The General"


Martin Cahill - In 1998 John Boorman directed a biopic titled "The General", starring Brendan Gleeson as Cahill


In My Country - A special screening of the film was held for Nelson Mandela in December 2003 in the presence of John Boorman, Juliette_Binoche and Robert Chartoff


His son Charley Boorman has a career as an actor but reached a wider audience when he and actor Ewan McGregor made a televised motorbike trip across Europe, Central Asia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and the Midwest USA during 2004 add something


In 2004, Boorman was made a Fellow of BAFTA add something


In My Country - "'In My Country"' is a 2004 English-language film directed by John Boorman, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche


Released in 2006, "The Tiger's Tail" was a thriller set against the tableau of early 21st century capitalism in Ireland add something


Kim Cattrall - In 2006, she starred alongside Brendan Gleeson in John Boorman's 2006 film "The Tiger's Tail", a black comedy that focuses on the impact of the Celtic Tiger economy on Irish people


The Tiger's Tail - "'The Tiger's Tail"' is a 2006 Irish film directed by John Boorman


In 2007 and 2009 he has taken part in a series of events and discussions as part of the Arts in Marrakech Festival along with his daughter Katrine Boorman including an event with Kim Cattrall 'Being Directed' add something


In the meantime, a re-make/re-interpretation of the classic "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" with Boorman at the helm has been announced in August 2009 add something


Kim Cattrall - Arts in Marrakech Festival - In November 2009 whilst filming "Sex and the City 2" in Marrakech, Morocco, she took part in an seminar, 'Being directed' with Director John Boorman as part of the 3rd Edition of the Arts in Marrakech Festival


In November 2012 he was selected as a President of the main competition jury at the 2012 International Film Festival of Marrakech add something


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


In Autumn 2013 Boorman began shooting Queen and Country, the sequel to his 1987 Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory, using locations in Shepperton and Romania add something


Queen and Country (film) - "'Queen and Country"' is a 2014 British drama film directed by John Boorman


John Boorman's debut novel, "Crime of Passion", was published in 2016 , with a French-language edition published by Marest in 2017 add something