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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 5 June 1956South Africa

Mini Bio (1)

Roger Michell was born on June 5, 1956 in South Africa. He is a director and producer, known for Notting Hill (1999), Changing Lanes (2002) and Morning Glory (2010). He is married to Anna Maxwell Martin. They have two children. He was previously married to Kate Buffery.

Spouse (2)

Kate Buffery (? - 2002) (divorced) (2 children)
Anna Maxwell Martin (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Born in South Africa, raised in Syria and Czechoslovakia. Currently resides in England.
Son of a diplomat.
Was set to direct Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) but had to withdraw because of a heart attack.
Attended Cambridge University.
Directed Peter O'Toole in an Oscar-nominated performance in Venus (2006).
Has a daughter, born 2009, with his partner Anna Maxwell Martin.

Personal Quotes (2)

Your job as a director is to serve the story. I don't think it's the job of a director in any medium to wave at the audience and say, hey, don't forget about me, I did an important thing here as well! You should make the play shine and make the actors shine. You should be invisible.
I did give up directing the Bond film. And it wasn't quite $8 million but it was a lot of money. It was because in the end I didn't feel comfortable with the Bond process, and I was very nervous that there was a start date but really no script at all. And I like to be very well prepared as a director. The Bond people - who are lovely - are used to going into these massive productions in quite a chaotic way: 'Oh, we'll fix that later.' I panicked about this. And it was starting to make me feel very, very unhappy about what I was doing and who I was. The more the money went up, the worse it made me feel.

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