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James Ivory


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 49 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2003 Le divorce
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (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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When I finally saw Call Me by Your Name (2017), strangely it seemed to me that it had more to do with the final film I made in Argentina: The City of Your Final Destination (2009). And I didn't write that screenplay, that was written by Ruth [Ruth Prawer Jhabvala], but the tone of the two films is similar. Again, it's a group of people, foreigners, living in a big house and speaking in one ... See more »

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At age 89, James Ivory became the oldest winner of a competitive BAFTA on 18 Feb. 2018 (Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name (2017)). See more »

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