STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,017 this week

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 »

IMDb Picks: May

Fire up those coffee pots. "Twin Peaks" has returned. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about this month.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 people
created 12 Nov 2010
 
a list of 35 people
created 06 Jul 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 33 people
created 01 Nov 2014
 
a list of 27 people
created 8 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Michael Powell's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes Director
(1948)
Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus Director
(1947)
Stairway to Heaven
(1946)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (60 credits)
 1978 Return to the Edge of the World (Documentary)
 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
 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)
Show Show Writer (36 credits)
Show Show Producer (30 credits)
Show Show Actor (19 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (8 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

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)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[of his wife Frankie] In fact, if only I had been the perfect husband, she would have been the perfect wife. See more »

Trivia:

Ian Christie of the British Film Institute (BFI) has led a revival of interest in Powell's work. He has organized many Michael Powell Seasons at the BFI/NFT (British Film Institute/National Film Theatre) and initiated restoration work on many of Powell's classic films that were thought to be lost in their original form. See more »

Nickname:

Mickey

Star Sign:

Libra

Contribute to This Page