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John Boorman

John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There, he started as assistant but worked later as ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Queen and Country (producer)
 2006 The Tiger's Tail (producer)
 2004 In My Country (producer)
 2001 The Tailor of Panama (producer)
 1998 The General (producer)
 1996 Angela Mooney Dies Again (executive producer)
 1995 Two Nudes Bathing (Short) (producer)
 1995 Beyond Rangoon (producer)
 1994 Picture Windows (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Two Nudes Bathing ... (producer)
 1990 Where the Heart Is (producer)
 1987 Hope and Glory (producer)
 1985 The Emerald Forest (producer)
 1984 Nemo (producer)
 1982 Angel (executive producer)
 1981 Excalibur (producer)
 1979 The Hard Way (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic (producer)
 1974 Zardoz (producer)
 1972 Deliverance (producer)
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
 1966 The Great Director (Documentary) (producer)
 1965 Grass Roots (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Day in the Dukeries (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.11 (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.10 (1965) ... (executive producer)
- A Power in the Land (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Border Country (1965) ... (executive producer)
 1964 The Newcomers (TV Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Waiting (1964) ... (producer)
- All Mod. Con. Vac. Pos. (1964) ... (producer)
- A Celebration (1964) ... (producer)
- Out There in the Night (1964) ... (producer)
- The Good Life (1964) ... (producer)
 1963 Six Days to Saturday (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1963 Citizen 63 (TV Series documentary) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Frank George (1963) ... (producer)
- Tich Aldridge (1963) ... (producer)
- Marion Knight (1963) ... (producer)
- Richard Caldicott (1963) ... (producer)
- Barry Langford (1963) ... (producer)
 1962 In View (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Island That Sells Itself (1962) ... (producer)
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Novel: "Zardoz" (noveloization of his film Zardoz (1974)) See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[on Sarah Miles] Every actor has certain ways of expressing their nerves and with Sarah it was always terribly difficult to actually get her on the set. There was always a problem, usually with her clothes ... I found myself shouting at her. Then she'd burst into tears and her eyes would go all red so we wouldn't be able to shoot the scene. See more »


He is President of the Young Irish Film Makers, a youth based film training organisation based in Kilkenny, Ireland. See more »


Usually has a shot in his movies of a hand emerging from a body of water holding a weapon. See more »

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