John Madden

John Madden

Highest Rated: 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 8, 1949

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

An accomplished director for British television for two decades, John Madden successfully expanded into feature films with an adaptation of "Ethan Frome" (1993) before winning Oscars for the massively popular "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). Prior to that paramount success, Madden directed a string of acclaimed series in his native England such as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (ITV, 1984-1994), "Prime Suspect (ITV, 1991-2006) and "Inspector Morse" (ITV, 1987-2000). From there, he developed into a skilled translator of books to screen with "Ethan Frome," but stumbled a bit with the forgotten "Golden Gate" (1994). Madden scored his first box office hit with the period romantic drama, "Mrs. Brown" (1997), which marked the first of several critically acclaimed collaborations with actress Judi Dench. He next reached career heights with "Shakespeare in Love," which shocked many by winning Best Picture over "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), while enjoying commercial success in both the U.S. and U.K. But in his efforts to replicate such success, Madden failed to deliver, thanks to a decade of disappointments with "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" (2001), "Proof" (2005) and the frustrating direct-to-DVD experience of "Killshot" (2009). Madden managed to bounce back with the cerebral spy thriller "The Debt" (2011) and the lighthearted drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012), both of which boosted his flagging career while reminding critics and audiences of the mastery he had displayed in the previous decade.




74% 57% The BFG Executive Producer $55.5M 2016
76% 72% Miss Sloane Director $3.5M 2016
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Director,
Executive Producer
$33.0M 2015
78% 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Director $46.4M 2011
77% 66% The Debt Director $31.1M 2010
29% 28% Killshot Director $17.0K 2009
62% 59% Proof Director $7.5M 2005
28% 50% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Director $25.5M 2001
92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Director $100.2M 1998
92% 79% Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Director $9.2M 1997
No Score Yet 36% Truth or Dare Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Morse: The Way Through the Woods Director - 1995
No Score Yet 84% Prime Suspect: The Lost Child Director - 1995
0% 7% Golden Gate Director $395.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meat Director - 1994
50% 39% Ethan Frome Director $161.4K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead on Time Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Widowmaker Director - 1990


84% 86% Masters of Sex Director 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2012
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 100% Inspector Morse Director 1990-1992 1995-1996 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Storyteller: Greek Myths Director 1991
No Score Yet 100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Director 1986