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Overview (1)

Born in New Delhi, British India [now India]

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Radford was born on February 24, 1946 in New Delhi, British India. He is a director and writer, known for Il Postino (1994), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) and The Merchant of Venice (2004). He is married to Emma Tweed. They have two children. He was previously married to Iseult Teran.

Spouse (2)

Emma Tweed (? - present) (2 children)
Iseult Teran (? - ?) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Educated at Oxford University, England, UK
Worked briefly as a teacher.
Began work as a documentary filmmaker.
Had a son called Felix with his first wife, and a daughter called Amaryllis and a son called Linus with his second.
Speaks fluent Spanish, French and Italian and some Mandarin.
Studied Directing at the UK's National Film and Television School.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Massimo Troisi in Il Postino (1994).
He is very fond of directing "remakes" and book adaptations but he has also directed 2 original screenplays "Dancing at the Blue Iguana" and "Flawless".
He has directed 8 book adaptations: "The White Bird Passes", "Another time, another place", "1984", "White Mischief", "Il Postino", "B. Monkey", "The mule" and "The music of silence", (10 book adaptations if we include the plays "The Merchant of Venice" and "King Lear").
He has directed 5 remakes: "1984", "Il Postino", "The Merchant of Venice", "Elsa & Fred" and "King Lear".

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his influences] The two real influences on cinema when I was growing up were the French New Wave and the Czech New Wave. I was fortunate to get to know and become friendly with Jirí Menzel, Ivan Passer and to a certain extent Milos Forman. It was a great influence on me. There was a certain parts of that world I wasn't so interested in, the sort of magical realism cinema. But I really loved Czech humor.

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