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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 24 February 1946New Delhi, India

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Radford was born on February 24, 1946 in New Delhi, India. He is a director and writer, known for Il Postino: The Postman (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 (7)

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: The Postman (1994).

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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