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John Boorman


John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There, he started as assistant but worked later as ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Excalibur
Excalibur Producer
(1981)
The General
The General Producer
(1998)
Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory Producer
(1987)
Deliverance
Deliverance Producer
(1972)

Filmography

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 2014 Queen & Country (producer)
 2006 The Tiger's Tail (producer)
 2004 In My Country (producer)
 2001 The Tailor of Panama (producer)
 1998 The General (producer)
 1996 Angela Mooney (executive producer)
 1995 Picture Windows (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Two Nudes Bathing (1995) ... (producer)
 1995 Two Nudes Bathing (Short) (producer)
 1995 Beyond Rangoon (producer)
 1990 Where the Heart Is (producer)
 1987 Hope and Glory (producer)
 1985 The Emerald Forest (producer)
 1984/I Nemo (producer)
 1982 Angel (executive producer)
 1981 Excalibur (producer)
 1979 The Hard Way (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic (producer)
 1974 Zardoz (producer)
 1973 Ten Years On (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Deadly Serious Smith (1973) ... (producer - 1964)
 1972 Deliverance (producer)
 1966 The Great Director (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
 1965 Grass Roots (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Day in the Dukeries (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Haven Under The Hill (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.10 (1965) ... (executive producer)
- A Power in the Land (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Border Country (1965) ... (executive producer)
 1964 The Newcomers (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Waiting (1964) ... (producer)
- All Mod. Con. Vac. Pos. (1964) ... (producer)
- A Celebration (1964) ... (producer)
- Out There in the Night (1964) ... (producer)
- The Good Life (1964) ... (producer)
 1963 Citizen 63 (TV Series documentary) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Frank George (1963) ... (producer)
- Tich Aldridge (1963) ... (producer)
- Marion Knight (1963) ... (producer)
- Richard Callicott (1963) ... (producer)
- Barry Langford (1963) ... (producer)
  In View (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 29 episodes, 1962) (producer - 2 episodes, 1962)
- The Christmas Machine (1962) ... (executive producer)
- Angles and Degrees (1962) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.11 (1962) ... (executive producer)
- The Mathematics of the Mole (1962) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Stride (1962) ... (executive producer)
 1962 The Concrete Vision (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959-1961 Southern Affairs (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (1961) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.1 (1959) ... (producer)
 1961 Day by Day (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Began film magazine, "Projections" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Paul Henreid told me about Michael Curtiz making Casablanca (1942). Curtiz suddenly decided he needed a poodle for a scene. The prop man and assistant directors ran in all directions, searching and making calls. Meanwhile Curtiz and Bogart played chess. Eventually, an animal wrangler arrived with a selection of poodles for the director to choose from. "Not a poodle!", he screamed. "A 'poodel'! ... See more »

Trivia:

Said he cast Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren as Merlin and Morgana, respectively, against both their protests, in Excalibur (1981) because he thought their real-life dislike for each other would give their scenes more of an edge. See more »

Trademark:

Dream sequences with surreal or psychedelic imagery. See more »

Nickname:

Titch

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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