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Mike Leigh was born on February 20, 1943 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Vera Drake (2004). He was previously married to Alison Steadman. See full bio »
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 72 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Secrets & Lies
Secrets & Lies Director
(1996)
Happy-Go-Lucky
Happy-Go-Lucky Director
(2008)
Vera Drake
Vera Drake Director
(2004)
Another Year
Another Year Director
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Peterloo (filming)
 2014 Mr. Turner
 2012 A Running Jump (Short)
 2010 Another Year
 2004 Vera Drake
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
 1997 Career Girls
 1993 Naked
 1992 A Sense of History (TV Short)
 1990 Life Is Sweet
 1988 The Short & Curlies (TV Short)
 1988 High Hopes
 1984 Four Days in July (TV Movie)
 1984 Meantime (TV Movie)
 1982 Five-Minute Films (TV Series short) (5 episodes)
- Afternoon (1982)
- A Light Snack (1982)
- Probation (1982)
- Old Chums (1982)
 1973-1982 Play for Today (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Home Sweet Home (1982)
- Who's Who (1979)
- Abigail's Party (1977)
- Nuts in May (1976)
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Grown-Ups (1980)
 1975-1976 Second City Firsts (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Knock for Knock (1976)
 1973 Scene (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- A Mug's Game? (1973)
 1971 Bleak Moments
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Other Works:

Playwright: "Dick Whittington and His Cat". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 11 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mike Leigh OBE

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I cannot get more than a certain amount of money - there's a ceiling beyond which no-one will go. It's very frustrating. On the other hand, I don't whinge because there are people out there who don't get any money to make any films at all. So I don't complain. But on the other hand it would be terrific to have the scope to paint on a bigger canvas. I've done it with Topsy-Turvy (1999), which we ... See more »

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Graduated from RADA. See more »

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Wide range of emotions See more »

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