Michael Winterbottom

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Michael Winterbottom

English filmmaker add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), Italy (12%), United States (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Toronto International Film Festival, Steve Coogan, BBC

Linked to: Balliol College, Oxford, Bristol University, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, BBC




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Michael Winterbottom was born in 1961 add something


It would follow the company and it's staff, including DiLello and Derek Taylor, from 1968 to its closure in 1970, when The Beatles split add something


It would tell the story of Apple Corps, the record company formed by The Beatles in 1968 add something


Winterbottom's next project is this comedy about Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert's collaboration making the 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" add something


"24 Hour Party People" documents the anarchic, drug and sex-fueled rise and fall of the influential label Factory Records and the music scene in Manchester from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s add something


Winterbottom's television directing career began with a documentary about Ingmar Bergman and an episode of the children's series "Dramarama" in 1989 add something


He followed this with the television film "Forget About Me" in 1990, starring Ewen Bremner, which followed two British soldiers who become involved in a love triangle with a young Hungarian hitch-hiker on their way to Budapest for a Simple Minds concert add something


In 1991 he directed episodes of various British TV shows, including the 4-part children's series "Time Riders" and an episode of "Boon" add something


In 1992 he directed the television film "Under the Sun" about a young British woman traveling in Greece, starring Kate Hardie add something


In 1993 he directed an episode of the Inspector Alleyn Mysteries; "Love Lies Bleeding", a television film written by Ronan Bennett about a convicted IRA member on a 24-hour home leave from prison in Belfast; and "The Mad Woman in the Attic", the pilot of Jimmy McGovern's mystery series "Cracker" add something


He next directed the 1994 mini-series "Family", written by Roddy Doyle add something


Winterbottom's 1995 cinematic debut firmly established his intense visual sense, naturalistic style and compelling use of pop songs to reinforce narrative add something


Rachel Griffiths - She followed this triumph in 1996 with the role of an earthy, ill-mannered pig farmer's daughter in Michael Winterbottom's "Jude"


Emily Lloyd - In 1997, she appeared in a supporting role in the critically acclaimed film "Welcome to Sarajevo" by Michael Winterbottom


Johnny Borrell - The title track of the EP was subsequently used in the Soundtrack of the 1998 Michael Winterbottom film 'I Want You'


John Simm - In 1999, he starred in the second series of "The Lakes" as well as appearing as Jip in the *award-winning cult clubbing film "Human Traffic" and Michael Winterbottom's acclaimed "Wonderland"


His 2002 film "In This World" depicts the harrowing journey of two Afghan refugees from Pakistan, across the Middle East and Europe to Britain which they try to enter with the help of people smugglers add something


Tony Wilson - He was portrayed by Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom's 2002 film "24 Hour Party People", and by Craig Parkinson in Anton Corbijn's 2007 film "Control"


Peter Hook - In Michael Winterbottom's 2002 film "24 Hour Party People", which focused on Factory Records, Hook was played by Ralf Little


John Simm - In 2002, Simm featured in another Michael Winterbottom film, "24 Hour Party People", as New Order frontman Bernard Sumner


"9 Songs", released in 2004, gained attention as the most sexually explicit film ever to receive a certificate for general release in the UK. It charts a year-long relationship between two lovers, almost exclusively through their sexual interaction and various rock concerts the couple attend add something


Margo Stilley - She portrayed Lisa in the controversial 2004 British film "9 Songs", directed by Michael Winterbottom


He followed that with 2006's "A Cock and Bull Story", which was released in the United States and Australia as "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" add something


It premiered at the Berlinale on 14 February 2006 add something


Steve Coogan - Second, in 2006 Coogan starred with Rob Brydon in Michael Winterbottom's "A Cock and Bull Story", a self-referential film of the "unfilmable" self-referential novel "Tristram Shandy" by Laurence Sterne


The film, hosted by comedian Russell Brand, looks at the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and global economic inequality add something


It premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and Winterbottom later won the Silver Shell for best director at the San Sebastian International Film Festival add something


Naomie Harris - " She did a comic turn in Michael Winterbottom's well-regarded indie ensemble piece, "A Cock and Bull Story", and appeared with Josh Hartnett in the 2008 release of "August"


It made its American premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, alongside Winterbottom's following film add something


It premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and caused controversy for the realistic brutality of its violence toward women add something


Winterbottom traveled to Perugia, Italy in 2010 and attended court hearings in the Knox case for research on the project add something


Toronto International Film Festival - The episodes were edited down into a feature film which premiered at the Toronto International Film festival in September 2010, while the full series aired on BBC Two starting in November, 2010 add something


Rob Brydon - In 2010 Brydon starred alongside Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom's partially improvised BBC 2 sitcom "The Trip" in which both actors played exaggerated versions of their own public personas


Since 2011, nothing more has been heard of the project add something


Winterbottom was attached, as of May 2011, to direct this adaptation of author Jess Walter's novel "The Financial Lives of the Poets", which Walter adapted for the screen add something


It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2011 add something


In October 2011, it was announced that Winterbottom was attached to direct an adaption of Richard DiLello's 1973 book, The Longest Cocktail Party add something


It was released in the UK on 9 March 2012 and in the US on 13 July add something


John Simm - The Michael Winterbottom film "Everyday" premiered at the Toronto film festival in Sept 2012, and is in competition at this years London film festival


Winterbottom filmed a second series of the hit BBC show in the summer of 2013, this time taking Coogan and Brydon on a culinary driving tour through Italy add something


Winterbottom returned to Italy in November 2013 to shoot "The Face of an Angel", starring Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Brühl and Cara Delevingne add something


Paul Raymond (publisher) - A film about the life of Paul Raymond, due for release in 2013, is currently in production, with Steve Coogan playing Raymond and Michael Winterbottom directing


Dara O Briain - Ó Briain had a cameo role as a generalised alternative comedian in the 2013 British film "The Look of Love" directed by Michael Winterbottom


Paul Raymond (publisher) - A film about the life of Paul Raymond, directed by Michael Winterbottom, was released on 26 April 2013, with Steve Coogan playing Raymond and Anna Friel playing Raymond's wife Jean


The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival add something


Like the first series, IFC Films will distribute it in the US as a shorter feature-length film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 add something


The full series aired on BBC Two in April 2014 add something


Winterbottom was attached, as of May 2014, to direct a feature adaptation of Richard Hammer's 1982 book "The Vatican Connection", the true story of how NYPD detective Joe Coffey uncovered connections between the Vatican and the Mafia while investigating a local New York mobster, leading to a global investigation add something


Winterbottom began shooting this documentary in October 2014 add something


It premiered in London on April 21, 2015, followed by its international premiere on April 24, 2015 at the Tribeca Film Festival add something


The Face of an Angel - "'The Face of an Angel"' is a 2015 British psychological thriller film directed by Michael Winterbottom and written by Paul Viragh, inspired by the book "Angel Face", drawn from crime coverage by Newsweek/Daily Beast writer Barbie Latza Nadeau


Russell Brand - Brand and director Michael Winterbottom worked together to produce a documentary, "The Emperor's New Clothes", that is scheduled to make its international premiere on 24 April 2015 at the Tribeca Film Festival


It will have its premiere on October 9, 2016 at the BFI London Film Festival add something


As of May 2017, he is currently researching a film about journalists in present-day Syria add something


It is set for release in the US on 11 August 2017 add something


His next film will star Dev Patel and is set to film in India in early 2018 add something


His next film stars Dev Patel and Radhika Apte and started filming in Jaipur, India and other locations in Rajasthan in February 2018 add something


It will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018 add something


It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018 add something


Winterbottom completed photography on "Greed" in December 2018 add something


Coogan and Brydon announced in January 2019 that they will reunite with Winterbottom for a fourth series of their popular programme, set in Greece add something