Jarman's films included Jubilee (1977), in which Queen Elizabeth I of England is transported forward in time to a desolate and brutal wasteland ruled by her twentieth century namesake. Jubilee was arguably the first UK punk movie, and amongst its cast featured punk groups and figures such as Wayne County, Jordan and Adam and the Ants.
Jarman was a forthright and prominent gay activist.
The film Blue was his last testament as a film-maker. At the time when he made the film, he was blind and dying of AIDS. Blue consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack where Jarman describes his life and vision.
Filmography: Sebastiane; Jubilee; The Tempest; Caravaggio; The Last of England; War Requiem; The Garden; Edward II; Wittgenstein; Blue (1993 movie)
Derek Jarman Facts
|Birth Name||Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman|
|Birthday||January 31, 1942|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||February 19, 1994 (age 52)|
|Strip Jack Naked|
|The Last of England|
|Caravaggio a Film By Derek Jarman 93 Min Region 3|