Nominated for 7 Oscars.
Another 75 wins & 76 nominations.
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Mike Leigh OBE
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In terms of the way I do it and the things I try to say, there is absolutely no distinction between film and theater. There was a long period in the 1970s when I alternated between plays and films. But the real point is that I am much happier making films. Theater is fine when you do it. But film is my natural habitat.
Most of his work in theatre and film is done without any initial script. He and the actors improvise their characters and the scenes under his overall control.
Films frequently center on the British working class