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 & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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(2017)
(1993)
(1985)
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 his affinity to India] It wasn't as though I had a childhood preoccupation with India. It was completely accidental and was based on my seeing The River (1951) and later on seeing a group of miniature Indian paintings. And then, most important, seeing the films of Ray [Satyajit Ray], the Apu trilogy. That's what really got me started - a combination of things spread out over a period of six ... See more »

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Directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Vanessa Redgrave, Denholm Elliott, Maggie Smith, Emma Thompson, Joanne Woodward and Anthony Hopkins. Thompson won an Oscar for Howards End (1992). See more »

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