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John Mackenzie (I) (1928–2011)


A solid and reliable filmmaker with frequent flairs of brilliance, Mackenzie gave up a career in acting because of a desire to control what he was doing. He assisted Ken Loach on his classic early TV plays such as The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966), which inspired him and gave him the best training a TV director could dream of. It also ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Long Good Friday
(1980)
The Fourth Protocol
(1987)
A Sense of Freedom
(1979)
The Last of the Finest
(1990)

Filmography

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 2007 The McCartney Years (Video documentary) (music video director)
 2003 Quicksand
 1998 Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (TV Movie)
 1998 Looking After Jo Jo (TV Series)
 1996 Screen Two (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Deadly Voyage (1996)
 1995 The Infiltrator (TV Movie)
 1993 Voyage (TV Movie)
 1992 Ruby
 1986 Act of Vengeance (TV Movie)
 1985 The Innocent
 1982 Paul McCartney: Take It Away (TV Movie)
 1981 Say No to Strangers (Short)
 1979 The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973-1979 Play for Today (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Red Shift (1978)
- Double Dare (1976)
 1977 Apaches (Short)
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Talkin' Blues (1977)
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The Black Dog (1973)
 1972 Made
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rain (1970)
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Winner Take All (1968)
- Post Mortem (1968)
 1966-1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Gun (1967)
 1967 The Newcomers (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.152 (1967)
- Episode #1.151 (1967)
- Episode #1.144 (1967)
- Episode #1.143 (1967)
- Episode #1.138 (1967)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the horrific Apaches (1977) Public Information Film, that mentally scarred a generation of rural schoolchildren in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Alternate Names:

John MacKenzie
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Personal Quote:

[on Michael Caine] I had a very good idea of what to expect from Michael Caine. He's the pure, elegant professional; two or three takes and that's it.

Trivia:

Grandfather of Alexandra Weaver.

Nickname:

Frenzy Mackenzie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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