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Derek Jarman

  • Highest Rated: 100% Blue (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Aria (1988)
  • Birthday: Jan 31, 1942
  • Birthplace: London, England, UK
  • Gained his first break into the film industry as a production designer on Ken Russell's infamous The Devils. Began his filmmaking career by producing his own independent experimental films on Super-8 in the early 1970's. He would continue to use this format as a stylistic device throughout the 1980's as his status as a major European auteur. Known for his fierce anti-establishment perspective, particularly the politics of Britain in the 1980's, as explored in two of his major works, Jubilee and The Last of England. In 1986, diagnosed as HIV positive, and openly discussed his condition. Was prompted by his condition to move to Prospect Cottage on the coast at Dungeness in Kent, near the nuclear power station. Created a now-famous shingle cottage garden there using flotsam washed up nearby and native salt-loving beach plants. After losing his sight due to AIDS-related complications, he produced his final film, Blue, an avante garde film where Jarman attempted to express the reality of living with his tragic affliction. Although an atheist, is buried in the graveyard of St Clement's Church, Old Romney, Kent. Was a man of many talents; author, gardener, artist, diarist, stage designer and director of pop and classical music videos, as well as films.

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No Score Yet The Garden Director Actor 2019
No Score Yet Will You Dance with Me? Director 2014
88% Derek Actor 2008
No Score Yet Caravaggio Screenwriter Director 2007
No Score Yet Glitterbug Director 1994
100% Blue Voice Director Screenwriter 1993
83% Wittgenstein Director Screenwriter 1993
No Score Yet Projections Director 1993
No Score Yet The Smiths: The Complete Picture Director 1992
100% Edward II Screenwriter 1992
100% War Requiem Screenwriter Director 1990
50% Aria Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet The Angelic Conversation Screenwriter Director 1987
60% The Last of England Director 1987
78% Caravaggio Director Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Derek Jarman - Glitterbox Director 1985
No Score Yet In the Shadow of the Sun Director 1981
80% The Tempest Director Screenwriter 1980
100% Jubilee Director Screenwriter 1978
86% Sebastiane Director 1976
No Score Yet Garden Of Luxor Director


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