No photo available. Represent Tony Palmer? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 5,546 this week

Tony Palmer (I)

Tony Palmer was born on August 29, 1941 in London, England. He is a director and editor, known for 200 Motels (1971), Testimony (1988) and Bird on a Wire (1974). He is married to Michela. They have three children. See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Tony Palmer? Add or change photos

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1146 people
created 17 Dec 2013
a list of 8 people
created 9 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Tony Palmer's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Director (45 credits)
 2013 Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (Documentary)
 2010 Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (Documentary)
 2008 O, Fortuna! (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 O Thou Transcendent (Video documentary)
 2006 The Salzburg Festival (Video documentary)
 2005 Margot
 2005 The Adventures of Benjamin Schmid (Video documentary)
 2002 Renée Fleming (TV Movie documentary)
 1988-1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1999 Ruby's American Pie (TV Series documentary) (as Anthony Palmer)
 1998 Primal Scream (Documentary)
 1998 Choir Works (TV Short documentary) (as Anthony Palmer)
 1998 The Harvest of Sorrow (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 The Fantastic World of Michael Crawford (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1990 The Children
 1988 Testimony
 1987 Maria Callas: La Divina - A Portrait (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (TV Movie) (as Mr Tony Palmer)
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
 1983 Wagner (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1983)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1981 Death in Venice (TV Movie)
 1980 The Space Movie (Documentary)
 1979 Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Bird on a Wire (Documentary)
 1974 The World of Miss World (Documentary)
 1968-1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- All My Loving (1968)
 1972 The World of Liberace (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 200 Motels (visuals)
 1971 Four Ways to Say Farewell (TV Movie)
 1970 Aquarius (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 Colosseum and Juicy Lucy (Short)
 1969 Will the Real Mr Sellers.....? (TV Movie documentary)
 1967-1968 Twice a Fortnight (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1967)
- Episode #1.9 (1967)
- Episode #1.8 (1967)
- Episode #1.7 (1967)
 1966 The Look of the Week (TV Series)
Show Show Editor (16 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed John Osbourne's play, "Dejavu," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Peter Egan, Gareth Thomas, Alison Johnston, and Eve Matheson in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Anthony Palmer | Mr Tony Palmer

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not one of those people who believe there was a golden age of television. But the morale of the BBC has never been as bad as it is now. The really depressing thing that's happened is the tendency to think the audience is stupid: "If we don't have it presented by Ant (Anthony McPartlin) and Dec (Declan Donnelly) or some totty dolly bird they won't watch it." This is an insult to the audience ... See more »


He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
What about his movie about Benjamin Britten ???????? nycmale99
An what about his newest movie on Britten - Nocturne?! demi-12
An what about his newest movie on Britten - Nocturne?! demi-12
Discuss Tony Palmer on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page