Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi

Highest Rated: 98% My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

Lowest Rated: 60% David Bowie Is (2014)

Birthday: Dec 5, 1954

Birthplace: Bromley, London, England, UK

Perhaps more than any other British filmmaker, Hanif Kureishi startled the world with the grim but colorful realities of urban life for the youth culture in Thatcherite England. Born in Bromley, a London suburb, to a Pakistani father and a white English mother, he was the only Asian in his school. Called names by a teacher and spat upon and beaten by classmates he had known since childhood, Kureishi had firsthand experience of the rising tide of prejudice and racial animosity expressed by white working-class Britons in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Much of his subsequent work as a playwright, screenwriter and novelist would ponder the complexities of being both Black and British.

Highest rated movies

David Bowie Is



60% 71% David Bowie Is Unknown (Character) - 2014
89% 56% The Weekend Screenwriter $2.2M 2013
88% 74% Venus Writer $3.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andrew & Jeremy Get Married Unknown (Character) - 2004
78% 63% The Mother Screenwriter - 2003
No Score Yet 58% The Escort Writer - 1999
78% 75% My Son the Fanatic Writer $408.3K 1998
No Score Yet 62% London Kills Me Director $169.0K 1991
98% 74% My Beautiful Laundrette Writer - 1985