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Michael Powell (I) (1905–1990)

The son of Thomas William Powell & Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the South of France (where his parents ran an hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury & Dulwich College he first worked at the National Provincial Bank ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1978 Return to the Edge of the World (Documentary short)
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A39846 (1965)
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sworn Twelve (1965)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A Free Agent (1964)
 1960 Peeping Tom
 1959 Honeymoon
 1957 Night Ambush
 1955 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Short)
 1950 Gone to Earth
 1949 Hour of Glory
 1948 The Red Shoes
 1944 The Volunteer (Short)
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (for The Archers)
 1941 49th Parallel
 1940 Blackout
 1939 Smith (Short)
 1935 Someday
 1935 The Love Test
 1935 Lazybones
 1934 Strike!
 1933 Born Lucky
 1932 His Lordship
 1932 C.O.D.
 1932 The Star Reporter (Short)
 1932 Rynox
 1932 The Rasp (Short)
 1931 Two Crowded Hours (Short)
 1930 Caste (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Autobiography: "Million Dollar Movie", (autobiography - Part II). London: Heinemann, 1992. ISBN: 0434599476 (pp. 612, illustrated, filmography) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 12 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 32 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Micky Powell

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on Walt Disney] He was one of the great innovators of film. One of the things I liked was when talkies came in, a lot of the timing of silent films went out of the window and nobody made those marvelous slapstick comedies anymore because there were only verbal jokes. But Disney kept on making those wonderful cartoons for at least another ten years so he kept the whole idea of film comedy and ... See more »

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1981: Made fellow of BAFTA. See more »

Nickname:

Mickey

Star Sign:

Libra

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