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Andrew Birkin

Andrew Birkin was born on December 9, 1945 in London, England as Andrew Timothy Birkin. He is a writer and director, known for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The Name of the Rose (1986) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (screenplay)
 1993 The Cement Garden (writer)
 1992 Desire
 1988 Burning Secret (screenplay)
 1986 The Name of the Rose (screenplay)
 1985 King David
 1981 Sredni Vashtar (Short)
 1981 The Final Conflict (written by)
 1978 The Thief of Baghdad (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1978 The Lost Boys (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- An Awfully Big Adventure (1978) ... (writer)
- Dark and Sinister Man (1978) ... (writer)
- We Set Out to Be Wrecked (1978) ... (writer)
 1976 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1975 Flame (screenplay)
 1972 The Pied Piper (written by)
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Biography: "J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys: The Real Story Behind Peter Pan"


Alternate Names:

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Father of poet/musician Anno Birkin (1980-2001), who died in a Milan car crash, at the age of 20. See more »

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