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Sally Potter made her first 8mm film aged fourteen. She has since written and directed seven feature films, as well as many short films (including THRILLER and PLAY) and a television series, and has directed opera (Carmen for the ENO in 2007) and other live work. Her background is in choreography, music, performance art and experimental film. ... See full bio »

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Orlando Director
The Man Who Cried
Ginger & Rosa
Ginger & Rosa Director
The Tango Lesson
The Tango Lesson Director


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 2012 Ginger & Rosa
 2009/I Rage
 2004/I Yes
 1992 Orlando
 1988 Women Filmmakers in Russia (Documentary)
 1987 Tears, Laughter, Fears and Rage (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Rage (1987)
- Fears (1987)
- Laughter (1987)
- Tears (1987)
 1986 The London Story (Short)
 1979 Thriller
 1971 Hors d'oeuvres (Short)
 1970 Play (Short)
 1969 Jerk (Short)
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Directed the English National Opera's production of Bizet's "Carmen" at the London Coliseum starring Alice Coote (September 29 - November 23, 2007).

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I wanted to dismantle stereotypes of all kinds. The British can be quite casual with their anti-Americanism without realizing how divided the country is. I was very struck during my last trip to see how much opposition there was to the Patriot Act and to feel the real atmosphere of fear in the air. People said that they were living in an atmosphere where it was increasingly difficult to speak out... See more »


She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to film. She is a director. See more »

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