He worked in many genres with films such as Dance with a Stranger (1984) and Enchanted April (1991), among others. In 1994 he made Four Weddings and a Funeral, the record-breaking romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. Returning to America, Newell made the Mafia thriller Donnie Brasco (1997), delivering outstanding performances from Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, followed by such films as Pushing Tin (1999), starring Cate Blanchett, John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie, and Mona Lisa Smile (2003), with Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Newell served as executive producer on several projects, including Traffic (2000) and High Fidelity (2000). As the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Newell became the first British director to helm an installment of the hugely popular franchise. Newell's recent credits include Colombia's Love in the Time of Cholera, an adaptation of the classic novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, starring Julio Bardem.
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Mike Newell Facts
|Birth Name||Michael Cormac Newell|
|Birthday||March 28, 1942 (77)|
|Birthplace||St. Albans, England, United Kingdom|
|Awards||1995 BAFTA Awards: David Lean Award for Direction (for Four Weddings and a Funeral)|