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Roger Michell

The son of an English diplomat, Roger Michell was born in South Africa and as a child lived in Beirut, Damascus and Prague. He started directing plays at school before going on to Cambridge where he won the RSC Buzz Goodbody Award at the National Student Drama Festival and a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival of 1977. He has subsequently directed plays at the National Theatre, Old Vic, Donmar, Royal Court, Almeida, the West End, on Broadway and elsewhere. For six years he was resident director at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. In the early nineties he began directing for TV and film and his work includes Buddha Of Suburbia, Persuasion, Titanic Town, My Night With Reg, Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, The Mother, Enduring Love, Venus and Morning Glory. He has also directed two documentaries for the BBC and a number of commercials.

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Roger Michell Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayJune 5, 1956 (61)
SignGemini
BirthplaceSouth Africa

Selected Filmography

Persuasion
Notting Hill
Morning Glory
Definitely, Maybe / Because I Said So / Love Actually / Notting Hill Four Feature Films
Hyde Park on Hudson
Romantic Favorites Collection
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