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John Irvin

John Irvin is a British director who has made more than thirty motion pictures in his career so far, and has received mixed success over the years. Born in England, Irvin began his career in television before he filmed the gritty and violent theatrical motion picture, The Dogs of War (1980). The film, starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Raw Deal
Raw Deal Director
Hamburger Hill
Hamburger Hill Director
When Trumpets Fade
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 2005 Dot.Kill
 2000 Shiner
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1999)
- Episode #1.1 (1999)
 1998 When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie)
 1996 Crazy Horse (TV Movie)
 1994 Freefall
 1994 Widows' Peak
 1991 Robin Hood
 1989 Next of Kin
 1986 Raw Deal
 1985 Turtle Diary
 1984 Champions
 1983 All for Love (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 Ghost Story
 1978 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Hard Times (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 The Nearly Man (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Options (1975)
- Millie: May 1975 (1975)
 1974 Possessions (TV Movie)
 1974 Haunted: The Ferryman (TV Movie)
 1974 The Nearly Man (TV Movie)
 1974 Childhood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Possessions (1974)
 1969 Tomorrow Night in London (Documentary short)
 1967 Bedtime (Short)
 1967 Mafia No! (Documentary short)
 1966 Five More (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Strangers (1966)
 1966 Carousella (Documentary short)
 1966 East of Howerd (TV Movie)
 1966 Go Go Go Said the Bird (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Gala Day (Documentary short)
 1963 Inheritance (Documentary short)
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Filmed documentaries in Vietnam during the war. He would later make the gritty, Vietnam war film Hamburger Hill (1987). See more »


Frequently casts Uma Thurman, Don James, Edward Fox and'Jeroen Krabbé' See more »

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