John Madden

Highest Rated: 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Lowest Rated: 0% Golden Gate (1994)
Birthday: Apr 8, 1949
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, in 1949, director John Madden (not to be confused with the American sports commentator of the same name) enjoyed a successful career in television and theater before moving into feature films. Madden's resumé as a stage director includes prestigious work in both Britain and the United States. He directed Caritas Christi at the National Theater and helmed Broadway productions of Beyond Therapy, Wings, and Grownups; he also staged the last at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Grownups was also Madden's entry into filmmaking, when he directed an adaptation for the Showtime cable network. Following that, he directed several films for British television, as well as episodes of Inspector Morse and Prime Suspect. He made his feature film debut with Ethan Frome in 1993. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1998, for Shakespeare in Love. A minor misstep with 2001's overly-saccharine Captain Corelli's Mandarin was followed four years later by the decidedly better-received Proof, and in 2006 the period-piece specialist would try his hand at contemporary action with the Elmore Leonard adaptation Killshot. Over the coming years, Madden would direct more critically acclaimed movies, like The Debt and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Highest Rated Movies



76% Miss Sloane Director $3.5M 2016
75% The BFG Executive Producer $55.5M 2016
64% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Director $39M 2015
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Director $46.4M 2012
77% The Debt Director $31.2M 2011
43% Killshot Director Producer Executive Producer 2008
63% Proof Director $7.5M 2005
28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Director $25.3M 2001
92% Shakespeare in Love Director 1998
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Director 1997
92% Mrs. Brown Director 1997
0% Golden Gate Director 1994
No Score Yet Prime Suspect - The Lost Child Director 1994
55% Ethan Frome Director 1993
No Score Yet The BFG Executive Producer 1989


No Score Yet Inspector Morse
  • 2017
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
84% Masters of Sex
  • 2013


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