Michael Winterbottom


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Michael Winterbottom was born on March 29, 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He is a director and producer, known for A Mighty Heart (2007), A Summer in Genoa (2008) and The Killer Inside Me (2010). See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 24 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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A Mighty Heart Director
(2007)
(2008)
(2010)
Everyday Director
(2012)

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 2019/I Greed
 2016/II On the Road
 2015 The Emperor's New Clothes (Documentary)
 2010-2014 The Trip (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Il Riccio, Capri (2014)
 2012/I Everyday
 2011 Trishna
 2010/I The Trip
 2009 The Shock Doctrine (Documentary) (directed by)
 2006 The Road to Guantanamo (Documentary)
 2004 9 Songs
 2003 Code 46
 2002 In This World
 2000 The Claim
 1999 Wonderland
 1998/I I Want You
 1996 Jude
 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1995 Go Now (TV Movie)
 1994 Family (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Paula (1994)
- Nicola (1994)
- John Paul (1994)
- Charlo (1994)
 1993 Cracker (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Death at the Bar (1993)
 1992 Under the Sun (TV Movie)
 1991 Boon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cab Rank Cowboys (1991)
 1991 Time Riders (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
- Episode #1.2 (1991)
- Episode #1.1 (1991)
 1991 Shrinks (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1991)
 1990 Forget About Me (TV Movie)
 1989 Dramarama (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rosie the Great (1989)
 1988 Ingmar Bergman: The Magic Lantern (TV Movie documentary)
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I don't particularly like the idea that there's an arc to the story and that therefore in this scene you have to convey this bit of information or emotion. I like more the feeling that, of course, there is a shape to the story, but that each scene should feel right, should be true at that moment, and that gradually you accumulate these moments of truth until you get enough of them together that ... See more »

Trivia:

He was replaced by Danny Cannon on Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) after the producers saw some of Winterbottom's early footage and found he was making it more like a documentary drama rather than a straight drama as they wanted. See more »

Trademark:

Often has a sequence with the lead characters running or romantically playing on the beach. (Butterfly Kiss (1995), Jude (1996), I Want You (1998), With or Without You (1999), In This World (2002), 9 Songs (2004)). See more »

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