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John Madden

Madden's previous collaboration with Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love, was a box office smash hit and garnered seven Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and three Golden Globe Awards.

His previous film Mrs. Brown starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly received two Academy Awards and his other film credits include Captain Corelli's Mandolin starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz, Golden Gate starring Matt Dillon and Joan Chen and Ethan Frome with Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette and Joan Allen.

Madden's U.K. television credits include BBC productions of Poppyland, Meat which starred Johnny Lee Miller and Truth or Dare which won the Scottish BAFTA for Best Single Drama. Granada productions include The Return of Sherlock Holmes, A Wreath of Roses with Trevor Eve, After The War, and Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Series, the Henson / Channel 4 production of The Storyteller – The Greek with Michael Gambon which won the BAFTA for Best Children's Programme, Central's The Widowmaker which received a BAFTA nomination for Best Film and Zenith's Inspector Morse series IV, V and VI with John Thaw. In the United States he has directed Wings for PBS, which was nominated for the Prix Italia and Grown Ups for Showtime.

Madden's U.K. theater credits include productions of Proof at the Donmar Warehouse with Gwyneth Paltrow, and Wings and Caritas Christi for the National Theater. His numerous U.S. theater credits include Broadway productions of Wings for which Constance Cummings won the Tony Award for Best Actress, Grown Ups with Bob Dishy and Frances Sternhagen and Beyond Therapy with Diane Wiest and John Lithgow. At the Yale Repertory Theater he has directed The Bundle, Measure for Measure with Christopher Walken and Frances Conroy, and The Suicide. Other theater credits include the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival / N.Y. Public Theater production of Cinders with Christopher Walken and Salonika with Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Wilson also at the N.Y. Public Theater, Grown Ups and An American Comedy at the Mark Taper Forum and Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Roundabout Theater, New York.

For U.S. National Public Radio, Madden has also directed Wings which won the Prix Italia, Star Wars, a thirteen-part adaptation, and The Empire Strikes Back, a ten-part adaptation, of George Lucas' films with Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels.

Madden is currently in pre-production on an adaptation of the Elmore Leonard thriller Killshot.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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John Madden Facts

BirthdayApril 8, 1949 (74)
BirthplaceAustin, Minnesota, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is John Madden compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Miss Sloane
Shakespeare In Love
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Lost Child
The Debt
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown
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