Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis

Highest Rated: 91% Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Lowest Rated: 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1948

Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumberland, England, UK

With his roots in experimental theater and music, it is perhaps surprising that Kenyan-born writer-director Mike Figgis started out as such a conventional filmmaker, but his dissatisfaction with the Hollywood studio system eventually led to his true calling as one of the most innovative auteurs working in contemporary cinema. After studying music in London, he became a member of Gas Board, an English rhythm-and-blues band (which also featured a pre-fame Bryan Ferry), and later went on tour for nearly a decade with an experimental theater group The People Show first as a musician, then also as an actor. Undaunted by his unsuccessful application to London's National Film School, Figgis began writing and directing his own stage productions, visually striking works like "Redheugh," "Slow Fade" and "Animals of the City," which combined music with filmed segments and live performance. He developed "Slow Fade" into a one-hour piece ("The House") for Britain's Channel 4, capturing the attention of producer David Puttnam, for whom he wrote a treatment that would become his feature writing-directing debut, "Stormy Monday" (1988)."

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Up There Likes Me Director - 2019
13% 29% Suspension of Disbelief Director,
Executive Producer,
Original Music,
Cinematographer
- 2012
60% 69% Kimjongilia Executive Producer $2.8K 2009
71% 67% Sleep Furiously Executive Producer - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Live Long Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music,
Cinematographer
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Co/Ma Director - 2005
12% 23% Cold Creek Manor Director,
Producer,
Original Score
$21.4M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Director,
Writer
- 2002
41% 31% Hotel Director,
Producer,
Writer
$28.8K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Battle of Orgreave Director - 2001
68% 49% Timecode Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music,
Cinematographer
$945K 2000
39% 52% Miss Julie Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$13.1K 1999
47% 60% The Loss of Sexual Innocence Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
$299.8K 1999
32% 38% One Night Stand Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
$2.6M 1997
91% 85% Leaving Las Vegas Director,
Writer,
Original Music
$29.9M 1995
78% 79% The Browning Version Director $172.1K 1994
46% 51% Mr. Jones Director $8M 1993
45% 47% Liebestraum Director $101.6K 1991
No Score Yet 50% Women & Men 2 Director - 1991
88% 59% Internal Affairs Director,
Original Music
$25.8M 1990
75% 47% Stormy Monday Director $255.9K 1988

TV

Credit
92% 98% The Sopranos Director 2004

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