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Shane Meadows
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Shane Meadows

Born in Uttoxeter in 1972, Shane Meadows attended photography courses at the Nottingham Art College and began making short films in 1994. Using equipment borrowed from the media resource centre for the unemployed, he persuaded his family and friends to appear in his anarchic comedies.

His touching, funny stories and knockabout social realism soon attracted the attention of critics and festival programmers. Shane's 60 minute SmallTime featured at the Edinburgh and London Film Festivals in 1996 and his 10-minute Where's the Money Ronnie? won the inaugural Channel 1/NFT short film competition the same year. Jury president Stephen Woolley's Scala Films went on to produce Shane's first feature, TwentyFourSeven.

TwentyFourSeven premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 1997 where it won the Fipresci critics' prize for Best First Feature. The film had its US premiere at the Sundance Festival, won the Crystal Star for Best European Feature at the Brussels International Festival and the EFA Best Actor award for Bob Hoskins. It was also was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year 1997. Shane's second feature, the critically acclaimed A Room for Romeo Brass premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and launched the acting careers of Paddy Considine and Andrew Shim.

Shane Meadows still lives in the Midlands.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Shane Meadows Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Actor
BirthdayDecember 26, 1972 (50)
BirthplaceUttoxeter, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.