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Marek Kanievska

Marek Kanievska

Marek Kanievska is well-known for his work in film and television in both Great Britain and the United States. His feature film directorial debut, Another Country, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, and Cary Elwes, won awards at the 1984 Cannes and Florence Film Festivals. The film was adapted from Julian Mitchell's award-winning play about the lives of Guy Burgess and Donald MacLean.

His next feature film was Less than Zero, the 1987 adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' controversial novel about a group of wealthy young L.A. hedonists.

Kanievska's television work includes both documentaries and dramas. Among the latter is the acclaimed U.K. series Muck and Brass.

His extensive work as a director of television commercials has earned him several Golden Lions from the British Advertising Awards. Most recently, he has helmed spots for RSA, Ridley and Tony Scott's commercials company.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Marek Kanievska Facts

BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Less Than Zero
Another Country
A Different Loyalty
Where the Money Is
Different Loyalty, A
The Poor Young Widow of Peckham
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