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John Madden is a Director, Screenstory, Executive Producer and Editor British born on 8 april 1949 at Hampshire (United-kingdom)

John Madden

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Birth name John Philip Madden
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 8 april 1949 (70 years) at Hampshire (United-kingdom)

John Philip Madden (born 8 April 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio.

Biography

Madden was educated at Clifton College. He was in the same house as friend and fellow director Roger Michell. He began his career in British independent films, and graduated from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) in 1970 with a B.A. in English literature. He started work in television including directing Prime Suspect 4 and episodes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (ITV, 1984-1994) and Inspector Morse.

Perhaps his most notable achievement to date was directing Shakespeare in Love, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1998, and for which he was also nominated as Best Director; he lost to Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan. The film also won the Silver Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.

Madden is also a Jury Member for the digital studio Filmaka, a platform for undiscovered filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.

Best films

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
(Director)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Madden (13 films)

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Director

Miss Sloane, 2h12
Directed by John Madden
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston
Rating74% 3.7497753.7497753.7497753.7497753.749775
Madeline Elizabeth Sloane est l'une des lobbyistes les plus réputées de Washington, D.C..
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Rating64% 3.2492053.2492053.2492053.2492053.249205
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.
The Debt
The Debt (2011)
, 1h53
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain
Rating67% 3.399233.399233.399233.399233.39923
In 1965, Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) arrives in East Berlin to meet with fellow agents David Peretz (Sam Worthington) and Stefan Gold (Marton Csokas). Their mission is to capture Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen)—infamously known as "The Surgeon of Birkenau" for his medical experiments on Jews during World War II—and bring him to Israel to face justice.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h4
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup
Rating71% 3.5985453.5985453.5985453.5985453.598545
Recently widowed housewife Evelyn (Judi Dench) must sell her home to cover huge debts left by her late husband. Graham (Tom Wilkinson), a high-court judge who had spent his first eighteen years in India, abruptly decides to retire and return there. Jean (Penelope Wilton) and Douglas (Bill Nighy) seek a retirement they can afford, having lost most of their savings through investing in their daughter's internet business. Muriel (Maggie Smith), a retired housekeeper prejudiced against Indians, needs a hip replacement operation which can be done far more quickly and inexpensively in India. Madge (Celia Imrie) is hunting for another husband, and Norman (Ronald Pickup), an aging lothario, is trying to re-capture his youth. They each decide on a retirement hotel in India, based on pictures on its website.
Killshot
Killshot (2008)
, 1h35
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Lois Smith
Rating59% 2.9998052.9998052.9998052.9998052.999805
Mafia hitman Armand Degas, known as "Blackbird", is hired to assassinate a mafia leader, whom he calls "Papa". Afterwards, he meets Richie Nix at a bar, where they decide to team up. Meanwhile, Wayne and Carmen Colson are living separated, with Carmen living in the house. Wayne gets fired from his construction job and decides to try to get a job at the same place as Carmen. When Wayne shows up at the office of Carmen's boss wearing a suit he gets mistaken as the man Richie and Blackbird are shaking down. When Richie starts trashing the office and demanding the money at gunpoint Wayne tells them he has it out in the car. He leads them out to his truck pretending to get the money and instead grabs a metal rod from the back of his truck and attacks them. After knocking the gun out of Richie's hand and knocking Blackbird down Wayne chases Richie back into the building. Richie pulls one of his boots off to get his other gun and shoots at Wayne a few times before Wayne throws the metal rod at him and tackles him, knocking him out the window and crashing into a gazebo. They flee, but the Colsons have seen Blackbird, a man that no one is supposed to see.
Proof
Proof (2005)
, 1h40
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, Leigh Zimmerman, Colin Stinton
Rating66% 3.348653.348653.348653.348653.34865
The film opens with the 27-year-old protagonist, young mathematician Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) talking to her father Robert (Anthony Hopkins) after he startles her watching TV in the middle of the night. He gives her a bottle of champagne for her birthday, and they chat for a while about the nature of insanity, ending with the revelation that Robert died last week and his funeral is tomorrow.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, 2h11
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes French war films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey, Irène Papas
Rating59% 2.9501052.9501052.9501052.9501052.950105
The bucolic beauty of Greece's Ionian islands has been invaded by Italy, bringing a large Italian garrison and a few Germans to the tranquil island of Cephallonia, which immediately surrenders. Captain Antonio Corelli, a Greek-speaking officer of the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division with an irrepressibly jovial personality and a passion for the mandolin, and who trains his battery of men – who have never fired a shot – in choral singing, initially alienates a number of the villagers, including Pelagia. The daughter of the village doctor, Pelagia, is an educated and strong-willed woman, and while at first offended by the Italian soldier's behaviour, she slowly warms to his certain charm as they are forced to share her father's home when the doctor agrees to put him up in exchange for medical supplies.
Shakespeare in Love, 2h3
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Tom Wilkinson
Rating70% 3.549083.549083.549083.549083.54908
In 1593 London, William Shakespeare is a sometime player in the Lord Chamberlain's Men and poor playwright for Philip Henslowe, owner of The Rose Theatre. Shakespeare is working on a new comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Suffering from writer's block, he has barely begun the play, but starts auditioning players. Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, who has seen Shakespeare's plays at court, disguises herself as "Thomas Kent" to audition, then runs away. Shakespeare pursues Kent to Viola's house and leaves a note with the nurse, asking Thomas Kent to begin rehearsals at the Rose. He sneaks into the house with the minstrels playing that night at the ball, where her parents are arranging her betrothal to Lord Wessex, an impoverished aristocrat. While dancing with Viola, Shakespeare is struck speechless, and after being forcibly ejected by Wessex, uses Thomas Kent as a go-between to woo her. Wessex also asks Will's name, to which he replies that he is Christopher Marlowe.
Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown (1997)
, 1h43
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Billy Connolly, Antony Sher, Gerard Butler, David Westhead
Rating72% 3.6483353.6483353.6483353.6483353.648335
Several screens of text giving some background are shown before a bust is shown flying over a palace wall and shattering into countless pieces. The film shows the story of a bereaved Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her relationship with a Scottish servant, John Brown (Billy Connolly), and the subsequent uproar it provoked. Brown had been a trusted servant of Victoria's then deceased and beloved Prince Consort, Prince Albert; Victoria's chief servants thought Brown might help to ease an inconsolable Queen since the Prince Consort's death in 1861. In 1863, hoping to subtly coax the Queen toward resuming public life after years of seclusion, Mr Brown is summoned to court.
Golden Gate, 1h35
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Pont
Actors Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Bruno Kirby, Theresa Polo, Tzi Ma, Keone Young
Rating53% 2.6586252.6586252.6586252.6586252.658625
Un agent du FBI vit une liaison avec une jeune chinoise. Quelques années auparavant, il avait arrêté par erreur le père de celle-ci.
The Widowmaker
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Annabelle Apsion, Alun Armstrong, David Morrissey, Kenneth Welsh, Al Hunter Ashton, Charlotte Barker
Rating62% 3.107323.107323.107323.107323.10732
The film focuses on Kathy (Apsion) who is forced to face the hostility of her local community after her husband is revealed as a brutal spree killer.

Scriptwriter

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Roles Screenstory
Rating64% 3.2492053.2492053.2492053.2492053.249205
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.

Producer

The BFG
The BFG (2016)
, 1h57
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement
Roles Executive Producer
Rating63% 3.1972053.1972053.1972053.1972053.197205
Tells the story of Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) and The Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.
Killshot
Killshot (2008)
, 1h35
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Lois Smith
Roles Executive Producer
Rating59% 2.9998052.9998052.9998052.9998052.999805
Mafia hitman Armand Degas, known as "Blackbird", is hired to assassinate a mafia leader, whom he calls "Papa". Afterwards, he meets Richie Nix at a bar, where they decide to team up. Meanwhile, Wayne and Carmen Colson are living separated, with Carmen living in the house. Wayne gets fired from his construction job and decides to try to get a job at the same place as Carmen. When Wayne shows up at the office of Carmen's boss wearing a suit he gets mistaken as the man Richie and Blackbird are shaking down. When Richie starts trashing the office and demanding the money at gunpoint Wayne tells them he has it out in the car. He leads them out to his truck pretending to get the money and instead grabs a metal rod from the back of his truck and attacks them. After knocking the gun out of Richie's hand and knocking Blackbird down Wayne chases Richie back into the building. Richie pulls one of his boots off to get his other gun and shoots at Wayne a few times before Wayne throws the metal rod at him and tackles him, knocking him out the window and crashing into a gazebo. They flee, but the Colsons have seen Blackbird, a man that no one is supposed to see.