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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 78 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 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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Stage: Wrote "Goose-Pimples", was performed at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Marion Bailey, Jill Baker, Jim Broadbent, Paul Jesson and Antony Sher in the cast. 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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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

His top 10 films of all time are: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), Tokyo Story (1953), I Am Cuba (1964), The 400 Blows (1959), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), Songs from the Second Floor (2000), Some Like It Hot (1959), Radio Days (1987), Seven Chances (1925) and How a Mosquito Operates (1912). See more »

Trademark:

Films frequently center on the British working class See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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