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Mike Newell is a Director and Executive Producer British born on 28 march 1942 at St Albans (United-kingdom)

Mike Newell

Mike Newell
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Birth name Michael Cormac Newell
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 march 1942 (76 years) at St Albans (United-kingdom)

Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television. Newell won the 1994 BAFTA Award for Best Direction for Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Biography

Jeunesse
Newell est le fils d'acteurs amateurs. Il étudie à la St Albans School et, par la suite, au Magdalene College (université de Cambridge). Il suit alors un cursus de trois ans de perfectionnement à la Granada Television, avec l'intention d'entrer au théâtre.


Carrière
Newell dirige diverses émissions de la télévision britannique des années 1960 (comme Spindoe (1968), crédité comme « Cormac Newell » et Big Breadwinner Hog ). Il obtient finalement un diplôme de réalisateur et commence par tourner des films d'épouvante La Malédiction de la vallée des rois (1980) et Bad Blood (1981) parlant d'un boucher de la Nouvelle-Zélande.

Best films

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
(Director)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
(Director)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
(Director)
Traffic (2000)
(Executive producer)

Usually with

Mick Audsley
Mick Audsley
(7 films)
John Cusack
John Cusack
(2 films)
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mike Newell (26 films)

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Director

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 2h3
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode
Rating74% 3.7044053.7044053.7044053.7044053.704405
Londres, 1946. A la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Juliet Ashton, une jeune écrivaine britannique en manque d'inspiration, reçoit une lettre d'un mystérieux membre du Club de Littérature de Guernesey créé durant l'Occupation allemande. Intriguée et curieuse d'en savoir plus, elle se rend sur l'île et rencontre alors les excentriques et attachants membres du Cercle littéraire des amateurs d'épluchures de patates dont Dawsey Adams, le charmant fermier à l'origine de la lettre. Leurs confidences, son attachement à l'île et à ses habitants ou encore son affection pour Dawsey et pour les autres férus de littérature changeront à jamais le cours de sa vie ainsi que sa carrière d'écrivaine.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 1h56
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Time travel films, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle
Rating65% 3.297033.297033.297033.297033.29703
In the royal city of Nasaf, the king Sharaman rules the nation of Persia with the help of his brother Nizam. The king goes on to have two sons named Tus and Garsiv. One day in the marketplace, an orphan boy named Dastan protects his friend, Bis, from being executed by Persian soldiers. The king sees Dastan's bravery and adopts him, making him a prince of Persia. Years later, Dastan is a grown man and is still up to his rebellious ways. However, he remains faithful to the empire. When Nizam receives proof that the city of Alamut is supplying weapons to Persian enemies, he and Tus plan to attack with Garsiv leading the siege. Ignoring Tus’ command, Dastan and Bis breech Alamut on their own, and destroy most of the city. Meanwhile, the princess of Alamut, Tamina, orders her servant Asoka to take a special dagger out of the city and protect it at all costs. During the battle, Dastan and Asoka cross paths and fight; Dastan ultimately wins. He then finds the dagger and keeps it.
Love in the Time of Cholera, 2h19
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Angie Cepeda, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Héctor Elizondo
Rating63% 3.1999253.1999253.1999253.1999253.199925
In late 19th century Cartagena, a river port in Colombia, Florentino Ariza falls in love at first sight with Fermina Daza. They secretly correspond and she eventually agrees to marry but her father discovers their relationship and sends her to distant relatives (mainly her grandmother and niece). When she returns some years later, Fermina agrees to marry Dr. Juvenal Urbino, her father's choice. Their fifty-year marriage is outwardly loving, but inwardly marred by darker emotions. Fermina's marriage devastates Florentino, who vows to remain a virgin, but his self-denial is thwarted by a tryst. To help him get over Fermina, his mother throws a willing widow into his bed and he discovers that sex is a very good pain reliever with which he replaces the opium that he had habitually smoked. He begins to record and describe each of his sexual encounters, beginning with the widow, and eventually compiling over 600 entries. A lowly clerk, he plods resolutely over many years to approach the wealth and social standing of Dr. Urbino. When the now-elderly doctor dies suddenly, Florentino immediately and impertinently renews courting Fermina.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2h37
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Mermaids in film, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes
Rating76% 3.849973.849973.849973.849973.84997
Harry Potter dreams of Frank Bryce, who is killed after overhearing Lord Voldemort discussing plans with Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew and Barty Crouch Jr. At the Quidditch World Cup, Death Eaters terrorise the spectators, and Crouch Jr. summons the Dark Mark, otherwise known as the curse "Morsmordre".
Mona Lisa Smile, 1h57
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Peinture, Politique, Political films
Actors Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West
Rating65% 3.2516453.2516453.2516453.2516453.251645
In 1953, Katherine Ann Watson (Julia Roberts), a 30-year-old graduate student in the department of Art History at Oakland State, takes a position teaching "History of Art" at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, because she wants to make a difference and influence the next generation of women. At her first class, Katherine discovers that the girls have already memorized the entire syllabus from the textbook, so she instead uses the classes to introduce them to Modern Art and encourages spirited classroom discussions about topics such as what makes good art and what the Mona Lisa's smile means. This brings her into conflict with the conservative college president (Marian Seldes), who warns Katherine to stick to the syllabus if she wants to keep her job. Katherine comes to know many of the students in her class well and seeks to inspire them to achieve more for themselves as intelligent women than the expected convention of marriage to eligible young men. Joan Brandwyn (Julia Stiles) dreams of being a lawyer and has enrolled as pre-law, so Katherine encourages her to apply to Yale Law School, where she is accepted; Katherine finds her liberal sensibilities affronted when Joan's fiancé Tommy (Topher Grace) comments Joan "will always have that", intimating his own expectations of what his wife should be. Joan eventually elopes with Tommy, and professes to Katherine she is very happy—she had decided that what she wants most is to be a wife and mother after graduation and asks Katherine to respect her choice.
Pushing Tin, 2h4
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Jake Weber, Kurt Fuller
Rating59% 2.999762.999762.999762.999762.99976
“ You land a million planes safely; then you have one little mid-air, and you never hear the end of it ...
Donnie Brasco, 2h7
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche
Rating77% 3.8987953.8987953.8987953.8987953.898795
Aging gangster Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero is introduced to a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco. Donnie impresses Lefty by threatening a diamond dealer Donnie suspects of selling Lefty a fake ring. Lefty teaches Donnie the rules of the Mafia and introduces him to several "made men" including Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano, and Nicholas Santora, as well as caporegime Alphonse “Sonny Red” Indelicato to whom Lefty owes money and is disliked by Sonny Black.
An Awfully Big Adventure, 1h52
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong, Peter Firth, Carol Drinkwater
Rating60% 3.001853.001853.001853.001853.00185
In the film's prologue, a hotelier ushers a child into a bomb shelter during the Liverpool Blitz. We see a brief flashback to a woman leaving her baby in a basement surrounded by flickering candles. Before departing from the house, she quickly drops a string of pearls on the child's pillow, twined around a single rose.
Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1h57
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation, Films about marriage, LGBT-related film
Actors Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas
Rating70% 3.5480653.5480653.5480653.5480653.548065
The film follows the adventures of a group of friends through the eyes of Charles (Hugh Grant), a good-natured but socially awkward Briton, who is smitten with Carrie (Andie MacDowell), an American whom Charles repeatedly meets at four weddings and at a funeral.
Into the West, 1h37
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about animals, Films about drugs, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Ciarán Fitzgerald, David Kelly, Colm Meaney
Rating69% 3.496443.496443.496443.496443.49644
Into the West is a film about two young boys, Tayto (Conroy) and Oisín (Fitzgerald), whose father "Papa" Reilly (Byrne) was "King of Irish Travellers" until his wife, Mary, died during the birth of their second son, Oisín. The boys' grandfather (David Kelly) is an old story-telling Traveller, who regales the children with Irish folk-tales and legends. When he is followed by a beautiful white horse called Tír na nÓg (meaning "Land of Eternal Youth" in Irish), from the sea to Dublin, where the boys and their father have now settled down in a grim tower block in Ballymun, the boys are overwhelmed with joy and dreams of becoming cowboys. The horse is stolen from them and they begin their adventure to get their mystical horse back. They escape the poverty of a north Dublin council estate, and ride "Into the West" where they find that Tír na nÓg is not just a horse.
Enchanted April, 1h35
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Polly Walker, Joan Plowright, Alfred Molina, Neville Phillips
Rating73% 3.696873.696873.696873.696873.69687
Elizabeth von Arnim's novel tells of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies' club but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They find some common ground in that both are struggling to make the best of unhappy marriages. Having decided to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning but aloof Lady Caroline Dester. The four women come together at the castle and find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, rediscovering hope and love.
Soursweet
Soursweet (1988)
, 1h50
Directed by Mike Newell
Genres Drama
Actors Sylvia Chang, Jodi Long, Soon-Tek Oh, Jim Carter, Craig Fairbrass
Rating71% 3.553413.553413.553413.553413.55341
Une famille d'immigrants venant de Hong Kong s'installe à Londres, et s'adapte tant bien que mal. Ils décident d'ouvrir un restaurant pour recréer un environnement familier.
Amazing Grace and Chuck, 1h54
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Basketball films
Actors William Petersen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Michael Bowen, Lee Richardson, Dennis Lipscomb
Rating59% 2.952282.952282.952282.952282.95228
Chuck Murdock (Joshua Zuehlke), a 12-year-old boy from Montana and the son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip, which is intensified by a nightmare of a fork dropping after being told that the speed and effectivess would be done "before a dropped fork hits the floor". Chuck protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the forfeit of a Little League game by his team.
Dance with a Stranger, 1h42
Directed by Mike Newell
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Stratford Johns, Joanne Whalley, Lesley Manville
Rating67% 3.3970053.3970053.3970053.3970053.397005
Londres, été 1953. La très belle Ruth Ellis, hôtesse dans un night-club fréquenté par la haute société londonnienne, rencontre David Blakely, séduisant pilote de course et fils de bonne famille. Entre eux va naître un amour ardent et violent qui les entrainera vers la mort.