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Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom was born on March 29, 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He is a director and producer, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), A Mighty Heart (2007) and The Killer Inside Me (2010). See full bio »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 22 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Emperor's New Clothes (Documentary)
 2010-2014 The Trip (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Il Riccio, Capri (2014)
 2012/I Everyday
 2011 Trishna
 2010/I The Trip
 2009 The Shock Doctrine (Documentary)
 2006 The Road to Guantanamo (Documentary)
 2004 9 Songs
 2003 Code 46
 2002 In This World
 2000 The Claim
 1999 Wonderland
 1998/I I Want You
 1996 Jude
 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1995 Go Now
 1994 Family (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Paula (1994)
- Nicola (1994)
- John Paul (1994)
- Charlo (1994)
 1993 Cracker (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Death at the Bar (1993)
 1992 Under the Sun
 1991 Boon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cab Rank Cowboys (1991)
 1991 Time Riders (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
- Episode #1.2 (1991)
- Episode #1.1 (1991)
 1991 Shrinks (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1991)
 1989 Dramarama (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rosie the Great (1989)
 1988 Ingmar Bergman: The Magic Lantern (TV Movie documentary)
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I don't particularly like the idea that there's an arc to the story and that therefore in this scene you have to convey this bit of information or emotion. I like more the feeling that, of course, there is a shape to the story, but that each scene should feel right, should be true at that moment, and that gradually you accumulate these moments of truth until you get enough of them together that ... See more »


Has made three movies based on novels by Thomas Hardy: Jude (1996), based on "Jude the Obscure," The Claim (2000), re-setting "The Mayor of Casterbridge" from rustic England to a California mining town, and Trishna (2011), an update of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles.". See more »


Because of the improvisational element of much of his work, his films often use hand-held (sometimes digital) photography with roughly edited jumps between scenes and locations (Butterfly Kiss (1995), Wonderland (1999), With or Without You (1999), The Claim (2000), 24 Hour Party People (2002), In This World (2002), 9 Songs (2004)). See more »

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