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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 71 wins & 91 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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 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:

(9/05) Stage: Wrote / directed "Two Thousand Years", National Theatre, London, England, UK. 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:

A Jew is someone who grows up in that environment. You can say that you're working class, you can say that you're northern or southern. These are non-negotiable facts. While I walked away from a Jewish existence, lots of things carried on in my life: gastronomic obsession, massive amounts of reading Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow. So one doesn't stop being Jewish. 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 »

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Wide range of emotions See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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