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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 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Excalibur
Excalibur Producer
(1981)
Deliverance
Deliverance Producer
(1972)
Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory Producer
(1987)
The Tailor of Panama
(2001)

Filmography

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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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Began film magazine, "Projections" See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his failed attempt at bringing writer J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" to the screen] Everything I learned, the technical problems I had to resolve in planning for "The Lord Of The Rings", I applied to Excalibur (1981). That was my recompense. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Dream sequences with surreal or psychedelic imagery. See more »

Nickname:

Titch

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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