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Jack Birkett is a Actor British born on 11 june 1934 at Leeds (United-kingdom)

Jack Birkett

Jack Birkett
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 june 1934 at Leeds (United-kingdom)
Death 10 may 2010 (at 75 years)

Jack Birkett (11 June 1934 – 10 May 2010) was a British dancer, mime artist, actor and singer, best known for his work on stage as a member of Lindsay Kemp's theatre company, and in the films of Derek Jarman. He was often billed as Orlando or The Incredible Orlando. Most of his best-known work was done when he was totally blind.

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Filmography of Jack Birkett (6 films)

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The Garden
The Garden (1990)
, 1h32
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, Michael Gough, Philip MacDonald, Pete Lee-Wilson, Jack Birkett
Roles Pontius (Orlando)
Rating66% 3.346683.346683.346683.346683.34668
Une femme, peut-être la Madone, apporte son bébé à une foule de paparazzi intrusifs ; elle veut fuir. Deux amants homosexuels se marient et sont arrêtés par les forces de l'ordre. Ils sont humiliés et battus. Égarés dans ce monde contemporain où Jésus est encore fort présent, il faut pouvoir survivre à l'intolérance et le meurtre.
Moon Child
Moon Child (1989)
, 1h58
Directed by Agustí Villaronga
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Maribel Martín, Lisa Gerrard, Lucia Bosè, Günter Meisner, Jack Birkett, Lluís Homar
Roles Invalid
Rating66% 3.3328053.3328053.3328053.3328053.332805
Les aventures d'un enfant qui fuit une organisation secrète et dont l'unique obsession est d'arriver en Afrique pour l'accomplissement d'une ancienne prophétie. La lune et deux femmes vont l'aider à réaliser son destin.
Caravaggio (1986)
, 1h33
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane, Jack Birkett, Nigel Davenport
Roles The Pope
Rating65% 3.2988353.2988353.2988353.2988353.298835
Told in a segmented fashion, the film opens as Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) dies from lead poisoning while in exile, with only his long-time deaf-dumb companion Jerusaleme (Spencer Leigh) (who was given by his family to the artist as a boy) by his side. Caravaggio thinks back to his life as a teenage street ruffian (Dexter Fletcher) who hustles and paints. While taken ill and in the care of priests, young Caravaggio catches the eye of Cardinal Del Monte (Michael Gough). Del Monte nurtures Caravaggio's artistic and intellectual development but also appears to molest him.
The Bride
The Bride (1985)
, 1h54
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Sting, Jennifer Beals, Clancy Brown, Geraldine Page, Anthony Higgins, David Rappaport
Roles Blind Man
Rating53% 2.653522.653522.653522.653522.65352
The film begins with Baron Charles Frankenstein (Sting), his monster (Clancy Brown), Dr. Zalhus (Quentin Crisp), and his assistant Paulus (Timothy Spall) creating a female mate named Eva (Jennifer Beals) for the monster. Eva is physically identical to a human and lacking the deformities of the monster. As such, she is revolted by the monster and rejects him. This causes the monster to fly into a rage and destroy Frankenstein's laboratory. Frankenstein, believing himself and Eva to be the only survivors, flees with her back to Castle Frankenstein. He tells everyone, including Eva, that she was an amnesiac he found in the woods. There he decides to take Eva for himself and pursues the goal of making her a perfect human mate.
Jubilee (1978)
, 1h40
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Richard O'Brien, Sam Spruell
Roles Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
Rating61% 3.051853.051853.051853.051853.05185
In Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) is transported forward in time by the occultist John Dee (Richard O'Brien) through the spirit guide Ariel (a character from Shakespeare's The Tempest). Elizabeth arrives in the shattered Britain of the 1970s. Queen Elizabeth II is dead, killed in an arbitrary mugging, and Elizabeth I moves through the social and physical decay of the city observing the activities of a group of sporadic nihilists, including Amyl Nitrite (Jordan), Bod (Runacre in a dual role), Chaos (Hermine Demoriane), Crabs (Nell Campbell), and Mad (Toyah Willcox).