Michael Radford

Michael Radford

  • Highest Rated: 93% Il Postino: The Postman (Il Postino) (1995)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Music of Silence (2018)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1946
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Filmmaker Michael Radford is best known for helming the internationally praised and Oscar-nominated Il Postino (1994), the story of the friendship between an earnest local postman (the late Massimo Troisi, who died of a congenital heart ailment the day after filming wrapped) and the exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret).Of British and Austrian heritage, Radford was born and raised in India. He traveled to England as a young man to study philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford and worked as a teacher and an actor after graduating. In 1971, he joined the charter class at the newly established National Film School; upon graduating, he became a documentary filmmaker. His two most famous early films were The Madonna and the Volcano (1979) and Van Morrison in Ireland (1981); he made documentaries until 1983, when he switched to fiction by scripting and directing the WWII-era romance Another Time, Another Place. He followed this up with his faithful, but at times slow-paced adaptation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four, which featured Richard Burton in his final screen performance. White Mischief followed in 1987, but it was not until the success of Il Postino, seven years later, that Radford truly had his feature film breakthrough. Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 1995, Il Postino was the first foreign film to garner this nomination since Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers 22 years earlier. Following the acclaim surrounding his film, Radford didn't make another major film for four years. In 1998, he bounced back with B. Monkey, a romantic crime drama starring Asia Argento, Jared Harris, Rupert Everett, and Jonathan Rhys Myers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

0% The Music of Silence Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Across the River and Into the Trees Screenwriter 2017
32% Elsa & Fred Screenwriter Director 2014
No Score Yet Michel Petrucciani Director Screenwriter 2011
55% Flawless Director $1.2M 2008
71% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Screenwriter Director $3.4M 2004
No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older Screenwriter Director 2002
23% Dancing at the Blue Iguana Director Screenwriter Producer 2000
63% B. Monkey Director Screenwriter 1999
93% Il Postino: The Postman (Il Postino) Director Screenwriter 1995
80% White Mischief Director Screenwriter 1988
79% 1984 Director Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Another Time, Another Place Director 1983
No Score Yet The Day the Fish Came Out, (...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!) Tourist 1967

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Director
  • 1996

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