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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 & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Queen & 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)
 1973 Ten Years On (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Deadly Serious Smith (1973) ... (producer - 1964)
 1972 Deliverance (producer)
 1966 The Great Director (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
 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 Mini-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)
  In View (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1963)
- Six Days to Saturday (1963) ... (producer)
- The Claymen (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Stride (1962) ... (executive producer)
- The Island That Sells Itself (1962) ... (producer)
 1963 Citizen 63 (TV Series documentary) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Frank George (1963) ... (producer)
- Tich Aldridge (1963) ... (producer)
- Marion Knight (1963) ... (producer)
- Richard Callicott (1963) ... (producer)
- Barry Langford (1963) ... (producer)
 1962 The Concrete Vision (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959-1961 Southern Affairs (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (1961) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.1 (1959) ... (producer)
 1961 Day by Day (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (producer)
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Novel: "Zardoz" (noveloization of his film Zardoz (1974)) See more »

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[1984 comment on Richard Burton] He's like all these drunks. Impossible when he's drunk and only half there when he's sober. Wooden as a board with his body, relies on doing all his acting with his voice. See more »


Was sent an early draft of a script for Rocky (1976) by producer Robert Chartoff. He wrote back to say that not only was he not interested but that he strongly advised Chartoff to drop the project completely. See more »


Dream sequences with surreal or psychedelic imagery. See more »

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