Michael Winner Biography (1935-)

Full name, Michael Robert Winner; born October 30, 1935, in London, England;son of George Joseph (a company director) and Helen (Zloty) Winner. Addresses: Office: Scimitar Films Ltd., 6-8 Sackville St., London W1X 1DD, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, film editor, writer
Birth Details
October 30, 1935
London, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Except Where Indicated
  • Shoot to Kill, Border, 1961
  • Haunted England, 1961
  • Some Like It Cool, 1961
  • Old Mac, 1961
  • Play It Cool, Allied Artists, 1962
  • (And producer) Out of the Shadow (also known as Murder on the Campus), 1962
  • The Cool Mikado, United Artists, 1962
  • The System (also known as The Girl Getters), American International Pictures, 1963
  • West Eleven, Associated British, 1963
  • You Must Be Joking!, Columbia, 1965
  • The Jokers, Universal, 1967
  • (And producer) I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name, Regional, 1967
  • (And producer) Hannibal Brooks, United Artists, 1968
  • The Games, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • (And producer) Lawman, United Artists, 1970
  • (And producer) The Nightcomers, Avco-Embassy, 1971
  • (And producer) Chato's Land, United Artists, 1971
  • Scorpio, United Artists, 1972
  • The Mechanic (also known as Killer of Killers), United Artists, 1972
  • (And producer) The Stone Killer, Columbia, 1973
  • (And coproducer) Death Wish, Paramount, 1974
  • (And producer) Won Ton Ton, the Dog That Saved Hollywood, Paramount, 1975
  • (And producer) The Sentinel, Universal, 1977
  • (And producer) The Big Sleep, United Artists, 1978
  • (And producer) Firepower, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • Death Wish II, Warner Bros., 1982
  • The Wicked Lady, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Scream for Help, Lorimar, 1984
  • (And coproducer) Death Wish 3, Cannon, 1985
  • Director and editor of additional scenes, Claudia, 1985
  • (And producer) Dirty Weekend,1987, Scimitar Films, 1992
  • (And producer) Appointment with Death, Cannon, 1988
  • (And producer) A Chorus of Disapproval, South Gate, 1989
  • (And producer) Bullseye!, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991
  • (And producer) Parting Shots, Michael Winner Ltd./Scimitar Films,1998
  • Also director and producer of Behave Yourself, Climb up the Wall, Girls, Girls, Girls, It's Magic, and Swiss Holiday.
  • Film Editor
  • As Arnold Crust or Arnold Crust, Jr.
  • The Nightcomers, Avco-Embassy, 1971
  • Chato's Land, United Artists, 1971
  • Scorpio, United Artists, 1972
  • The Mechanic (also known as Killer of Killers), United Artists, 1972
  • Firepower, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • Death Wish II, Warner Bros., 1982
  • The Wicked Lady, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Death Wish 3, Cannon, 1985
  • Dirty Weekend, 1987, Scimitar Films, 1992
  • Appointment with Death, Cannon, 1988
  • A Chorus of Disapproval, South Gate, 1989
  • Film Appearances
  • The director, Calliope, 1993
  • Member of entourage, Decadence, 1994
  • Neighbor, Shelf Life, H30 Films Ltd., 2000
  • Stage Producer
  • Nights at the Comedy, Comedy Theatre, London, 1960
  • The Silence of St. Just, Gardner Centre Theatre, Brighton, England, 1971
  • The Tempest, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1974
  • A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Mayfair Theatre, London, 1978
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Associated with Dick and the Duchess, CBS, 1957-58; True Crimes (also known as Michael Winner's True Crimes), London WeekendTelevision, 1990-94, and with the British series White Hunter.
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Kenny Everett Television Show, 1982
  • Have I Got News for You, 1995
  • The Mrs. Merton Show, BBC, 1997
  • "Crime," Brass Eye, Channel 4 (England), 1997
  • Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer, BBC2, 1999
  • Casting Couch, 1999
  • Meet Ricky Gervais, Channel 4, 2000
  • "Comic Relief's Weakest Link," The Weakest Link, NBC, 2001
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Sir Randolph Spence, For the Greater Good, 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Man with a Gun, 1958
  • Shoot to Kill, Border, 1961
  • (With Maurice Browning and Lew Schwartz) The Cool Mikado, United Artists, 1962
  • Out of the Shadow (also known as Murder on the Campus), 1962
  • (With Alan Hackney) You Must Be Joking!, Columbia, 1965
  • The Jokers, Universal, 1967
  • (With Tom Wright) Hannibal Brooks, United Artists, 1968
  • (With Jeffrey Konvitz) The Sentinel, Universal, 1977
  • The Big Sleep, United Artists, 1978
  • Firepower, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • (With Leslie Arliss) The Wicked Lady, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Claudia, 1985
  • (With Anthony Shaffer and Peter Buckman) Appointment with Death (based on the novel by Agatha Christie), Cannon, 1988
  • (With Alan Ayckbourn) A Chorus of Disapproval (based on the play by Ayckbourn), South Gate, 1989
  • (With Helen Zahari) Dirty Weekend, Scimitar Films, 1992
  • Parting Shots (based on a story by Winner), Michael Winner Ltd./Scimitar Films, 1998
  • Also author of Behave Yourself, Climb up the Wall, Girls, Girls, Girls, It's Magic, Some Like It Cool, and Swiss Holiday.
  • Other Writings
  • Winner's Dinners, revised edition, 2000
  • Contributor to books, including Directing the Film, American FilmInstitute, 1974. Also contributor of articles to periodicals, including Daily Express, Evening Standard, Spectator, and Sunday Times (London).

Further Reference

Adaptations

  • The film Bullseye! 1992. was based on a story by Winner.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 137, Gale,
    • Harding, Bill, The Films of Michael Winner, 1978. Frederick Muller,

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