Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh

Highest Rated: 100% High Hopes (1988)

Lowest Rated: 66% Peterloo (2018)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1943

Birthplace: Salford, England, UK

Noted for his film style in which the commonplace was often tinged with the extraordinary, filmmaker Mike Leigh's process involved improvisational workshops and rehearsals with his actors, often done weeks before a single frame was even shot. The British writer-director worked on stage and in television projects before making a name for himself with critically-lauded films such as "Naked" (1993), "Life is Sweet" (1991), and "Secrets and Lies" (1996). With his highly personal projects, Leigh depicted the uneventful lives of ordinary people, yet presented them with plot twists, deep character development, and intricate humanism. His 2008 film "Happy-Go-Lucky," the story of a North London schoolteacher, continued the director's love of capturing everyday life and presenting it as "heightened realism," as he described it. With numerous awards and nominations for his impressive body of work, Leigh cemented his reputation as one of the most celebrated British directors of all time.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 44% Peterloo Director,
Screenwriter
$116.7K 2018
97% 56% Mr. Turner Director,
Screenwriter
$4.2M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Is Cinema? Unknown (Character) - 2013
93% 74% Another Year Director,
Screenwriter
$3.2M 2010
93% 67% Happy-Go-Lucky Director,
Writer
$3.5M 2008
92% 84% Vera Drake Director,
Writer
$3.8M 2004
82% 81% All or Nothing Director $112.9K 2002
89% 79% Topsy-Turvy Director,
Writer
$6.2M 1999
No Score Yet 67% Welcome to Hollywood Self - 1998
88% 78% Career Girls Director,
Writer
$2.5M 1997
95% 91% Secrets & Lies Director,
Writer
$13.4M 1996
88% 92% Naked Director,
Screenwriter
$1.7M 1993
92% 87% Life Is Sweet Director - 1991
No Score Yet 67% The Short & Curlies Director,
Screenwriter
- 1988
100% 86% High Hopes Director $28K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grown Ups Director - 1985
No Score Yet 88% Four Days in July Director - 1984
75% 81% Meantime Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
No Score Yet 73% Grown-Ups Director - 1980
No Score Yet 82% Play for Today (Abigail's Party) Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nuts in May Director,
Writer
- 1976
No Score Yet 71% Hard Labour Director - 1973
No Score Yet 69% Bleak Moments Director - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Confidence Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play for Today Director,
Writer
1977

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