James Ivory


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The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean Renoir. After this period, he filmed three stories ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 50 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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(2017)
(1985)
(1993)
Howards End Director
(1992)

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 2003 The Divorce
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary) (segment "Merchant Ivory/Paris")
 1992 Howards End
 1987 Maurice
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Europeans (1985)
 1983 Heat and Dust
 1981 Quartet
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979)
 1979 The Europeans
 1977 Roseland
 1972 Savages
 1970 Bombay Talkie
 1969 The Guru
 1964 The Delhi Way (Documentary)
 1959 The Sword and the Flute (Short documentary)
 1957 Venice: Themes and Variations (Documentary short)
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[on differences between Call Me by Your Name (2017) and his screenplay] I worked on and off on that screenplay for a good six months. Eventually, in early spring or late winter of 2015, I was done and I turned it in and everyone seemed to like it very much. Nobody would ask me to change anything, everyone was happy, and then they again attempted to raise money for it. (...) Originally the idea ... See more »

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James Ivory and partner Ismail Merchant were awarded the BAFTA Fellowship for their films' "visual beauty, mature and intelligent themes, shrewd casting and superb acting". See more »

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