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Michael Radford

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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
No Score Yet Across the River and Into the Trees
  • Screenwriter
2017
32% Elsa & Fred
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2014
No Score Yet The Mule (La mula)
  • Director
2012
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
  • Screenwriter
2000
61% B. Monkey
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1999
93% Il Postino: The Postman (Il Postino)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1995
80% White Mischief
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1988
84% 1984
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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

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