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Nicholas Hytner is a Director and Producer British born on 7 may 1956 at Didsbury (United-kingdom)

Nicholas Hytner

Nicholas Hytner
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Birth name Nicholas Robert Hytner
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 may 1956 (66 years) at Didsbury (United-kingdom)

Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner (born 7 May 1956) is the Director of London's National Theatre and a theatre, film and opera director whose major successes include Miss Saigon, The History Boys and One Man, Two Guvnors. It was announced on the 15th October 2013 that his replacement as Director of the National Theatre would be Rufus Norris

Biography

Il a mis en scène The Country Wife de William Wycherley, Edouard II, Don Carlos, Miss Saigon, Orpheus Descending de Tennessee Williams et The History Boys d’Alan Bennett, adapté pour le cinéma en 2006. Dans L’Objet de mon affection, une romance sur l'amitié gay et l'homoparentalité, il évite les stéréotypes concernant les gays.

En avril 2015, il annonce qu'il quitte le Royal National Theatre dont il était directeur depuis 2003. C'est Rufus Norris qui lui succède.

Best films

The Madness of King George (1994)
(Director)

Usually with

Andrew Dunn
Andrew Dunn
(4 films)
Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(3 films)
Tariq Anwar
Tariq Anwar
(5 films)
Jamie Parker
Jamie Parker
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nicholas Hytner (6 films)

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Director

The Lady in the Van, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Gwen Taylor, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
Rating66% 3.347153.347153.347153.347153.34715
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric house-less woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years.
The History Boys, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbel Moore, Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett
Rating67% 3.399693.399693.399693.399693.39969
In a boys' grammar school in Sheffield in 1983, students Crowther, Posner, Dakin, Timms, Akthar, Lockwood, Scripps, and Rudge have recently obtained the school's highest ever A-level scores and are hoping to enter Oxford or Cambridge, taking a seventh-term entrance exam in History. The General Studies teacher, known by staff and boys alike by his nickname "Hector" (Richard Griffiths), is their favourite, and works alongside their deputy head and regular History teacher, Mrs Lintott (Frances de la Tour). The Headmaster, known by all as Felix, appoints a temporary contract teacher, Tom Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), who had been at Oxford, to help the boys along in their quest. Irwin is only a few years older than his students but proves to be a bold and demanding teacher, and particularly difficult to impress.
Center Stage, 1h55
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Susan May Pratt, Peter Gallagher, Scottie Thompson, Debra Monk
Rating66% 3.3019353.3019353.3019353.3019353.301935
After a series of country-wide auditions, 12 young dancers gain entry to the American Ballet Academy (which is loosely based on the School of American Ballet). They work hard, attending classes every day for weeks to make them the best dancers they can possibly be, and in preparations for a final dance workshop which will determine the three boys and three girls who will be asked to join the American Ballet Company (which appears to be based on either the American Ballet Theatre or the New York City Ballet). The workshop will also provide an opportunity for the students to showcase their talent to other ballet companies across the country. Gaining a leading part in the workshop is therefore essential.
The Object of My Affection, 1h51
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Allison Janney, Timothy Daly, John Pankow
Rating59% 2.999372.999372.999372.999372.99937
Social worker Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston) is a bright young woman living in a cozy Brooklyn apartment. Nina attends a party given by her stepsister Constance (Allison Janney) and her husband, Sidney (Alan Alda). There Nina meets George Hanson (Paul Rudd), a young, handsome, and gay first grade teacher. Nina tells George that her stepsister is constantly trying to fix her up with somebody from higher society, completely ignoring the fact that Nina has a boyfriend, Vince (John Pankow). During the conversation, Nina offers George a room in her apartment as she has just heard from his boyfriend, Dr. Robert Joley (Tim Daly), that George is looking for somewhere to live. George, not knowing about Robert's plans, is taken aback and heartbroken, and after the party the two split up. George accepts Nina's offer and moves into her apartment.
The Crucible, 2h4
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Prison films, Films about religion, Witches in film, Films about capital punishment, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Jeffrey Jones, Peter Vaughan
Rating67% 3.398743.398743.398743.398743.39874
Early morning in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, some young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba (Charlayne Woodard). One of the girls, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), kills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die. They are surprised by Abigail's uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris (Bruce Davison), who discovers them. As the girls run away, Parris' daughter, Betty (Rachael Bella), falls over unconscious.
The Madness of King George, 1h47
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films based on plays, Films about royalty
Actors Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Anthony Calf
Rating71% 3.596863.596863.596863.596863.59686
The film depicts the relatively primitive medical practices of the time and the suppositions that physicians made in their efforts to understand the human body. After King George III begins to go mad, his doctors attempt cures such as blistering and purges, led on particularly by the Prince of Wales' personal physician, Dr. Warren. Meanwhile, another of the King's physicians, Dr. Pepys, analyses the King's stool and urine believing that body wastes may contain some clue to the Royal malady; of course, none of these attempts to cure the King actually works. Finally, Lady Pembroke, attendant to the Queen, recommends Dr. Willis, an ex-minister who attempts to cure the insane through behaviour modification, and who begins his restoration of the King's mental state by enforcing a strict regime of strapping the King into a waistcoat and restraining him whenever he misbehaves.

Producer

The History Boys, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbel Moore, Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.399693.399693.399693.399693.39969
In a boys' grammar school in Sheffield in 1983, students Crowther, Posner, Dakin, Timms, Akthar, Lockwood, Scripps, and Rudge have recently obtained the school's highest ever A-level scores and are hoping to enter Oxford or Cambridge, taking a seventh-term entrance exam in History. The General Studies teacher, known by staff and boys alike by his nickname "Hector" (Richard Griffiths), is their favourite, and works alongside their deputy head and regular History teacher, Mrs Lintott (Frances de la Tour). The Headmaster, known by all as Felix, appoints a temporary contract teacher, Tom Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), who had been at Oxford, to help the boys along in their quest. Irwin is only a few years older than his students but proves to be a bold and demanding teacher, and particularly difficult to impress.