Mike Newell Biography (1942-)

Born March 28, 1942, in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; parents, amateuractors; married; wife's name, Bernice; children: three, including Lizzie andBilly. Addresses: Office: Fifty Cannon Entertainment, 1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 333, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, executive
Birth Details
March 28, 1942
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • The Awakening, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Bad Blood, Southern Pictures/New Zealand Film Commission, 1983
  • Dance with a Stranger, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • The Good Father (released in England on television), Skouras, 1986
  • Amazing Grace and Chuck (also known as Silent Voice), TriStar, 1987
  • Soursweet, British Screen/Film Four/Zenith, 1988
  • Enchanted April, Miramax, 1992
  • Into the West, Miramax/Family Films, 1993
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gramercy, 1994
  • An Awfully Big Adventure, Fine Line, 1995
  • At Sundance (documentary), 1995
  • Donnie Brasco, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Pushing Tin (also known as Turbulenzen-Und andere Katastrophen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Mona Lisa Smile, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Photographing Fairies (also known as Apparition), PolyGramVideo, 1997
  • Best Laid Plans, Fox Searchlight, 1999
  • 200 Cigarettes, Paramount, 1999
  • High Fidelity, Buena Vista/Touchstone, 2000
  • Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000
  • I Capture the Castle, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2003
  • Ripley's Game, Fine Line, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, At Sundance (documentary), 1995
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • 69 Murder--The Blood Relation, 1968
  • Arthur Wants You for a Sunbeam, 1970
  • Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within?, 1971
  • Big Soft Nelly Mrs. Mouse, 1971
  • Not Counting the Savages (also known as Thirty-Minute Theatre:Not Counting the Savages), 1972
  • Just Your Luck (also known as Play for Today: Just Your Luck), 1972
  • £12 Look (also known as The Twelve-Pound Look), 1973
  • The New Word, 1973
  • The Melancholy Hussar (also known as Wessex Tales: The Melancholy Hussar), 1973
  • Barbara's Wedding, 1973
  • Silver Wedding, 1973
  • Ms. or Jill and Jack, 1974
  • The Gift of Friendship, 1974
  • The Childhood Friend (also known as Play for Today: The Childhood Friend), 1974
  • Of the Fields Lately, 1975
  • Mrs. Ackland's Ghosts, 1975
  • The Midas Connection (also known as Eleventh Hour: The Midas Connection), 1975
  • Lost Yer Tongue?, 1975
  • Jack Flea's Birthday Celebration, 1975
  • Brassneck (also known as Play for Today: Brassneck), 1975
  • The Boundary (also known as Eleventh Hour: The Boundary), 1975
  • Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill (also known as Red Letter Day: Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill), 1976
  • Buffet (also known as Play for Today: Buffet), 1976
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (released theatrically in England), NBC,1977
  • The Mayor's Charity (also known as Play for Today: The Mayor'sCharity), 1977
  • Honey, 1977
  • The Fosdyke Saga, 1977
  • Charm, 1977
  • Mr. & Ms. Bureaucrat (also known as BBC2 Play of the Week:Mr. & Ms. Bureaucrat), BBC2, 1978
  • Little Girls Don't, 1978
  • Destiny (also known as Play for Today: Destiny), 1978
  • Birth of a Nation, 1982
  • Also directed the television movies Chan, First for Luck, The Gift of Friendship, and Tales out of School.
  • Miniseries
  • Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983
  • Common Ground, CBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • "Florence, May 1908," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, 1993
  • "Istanbul, September 1918," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, 1993
  • Directed episodes of Big Breadwinner Hog, Budgie, The Guardians, The Man from Haven, Smith and Jones in Small Doses, and Spindoe.
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • Director, Jo, CBS, 2002
  • Executive producer, Delta, UPN, 2003
  • Executive producer, Plastic, ABC, 2003
  • Series
  • Executive producer and director, The Branch, ABC, 2003
  • Television Director
  • Other
  • Sharon, 1964
  • The Kindness of Strangers, 1967
  • The Visitors, 1968
  • Them Down There, 1968
  • The Gamekeeper, 1968
  • Blood Relations, 1969
  • Death of a Dog, 1970
  • Allergy, 1970
  • "Baa Baa Blacksheep" (special), Childhood, 1977
  • The Whole Hog, 1989

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Los Angeles Times, February 22, 1997
    • Sight and Sound, May, 1997
    • Total Film, May, 1997, pp. 24-28

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