Down 911 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View company
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent John Boorman? Add or change photos

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Childhood Fears

To celebrate Halloween, IMDb staff members recall some of their deepest childhood fears that were glimpsed on TV or at the movies.

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 people
created 01 Jul 2012
a list of 37 people
created 08 Aug 2012
list image
a list of 21 people
created 27 Aug 2012
a list of 46 people
created 23 Oct 2012
a list of 35 people
created 3 weeks ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of John Boorman.

User Polls

Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Producer (25 credits)
 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)
 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)
Show Show Director (28 credits)
Show Show Writer (19 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (43 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Began film magazine, "Projections" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 8" (1.73 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Jean-Luc Godard] He is wonderfully subversive and wickedly funny. Half of what he says, I'm sure, is designed to mislead younger film-makers. See more »


Said he cast Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren as Merlin and Morgana, respectively, against both their protests, in Excalibur (1981) because he thought their real-life dislike for each other would give their scenes more of an edge. See more »


Dream sequences with surreal or psychedelic imagery. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is your opinion on Exorcist: The Heretic? Boromir007
Favorite films of John Boorman morphytal
I love John Borman potblackettle
To direct CG version of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' mosconariz
1963 Boorman-directed BBC documentary ... freshwater
He Deserves an Honorary Oscar nova4-1
Discuss John Boorman on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page