Mike Newell

Mike Newell

Highest Rated: 96% Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 28, 1942

Birthplace: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK

After first establishing himself as a craftsman of character-driven dramas and lighthearted romantic comedies in his native England, director Mike Newell ventured across the pond to direct several acclaimed American films, as well as a few major Hollywood blockbusters. Newell became known on British television with his acclaimed adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Man in the Iron Mask" (ITC, 1977) before making his feature film debut with the graphic horror movie, "The Awakening" (1980). Having established himself within a diversity of genres, he was free to choose his own course, which eventually led to the acclaimed biographical drama, "Dance With a Stranger" (1985), and the charming romantic comedy, "Enchanted April" (1991). Newell became an international name thanks to "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), a witty romantic comedy that helped turn Hugh Grant into a star. Taking a decidedly American turn, he directed the gritty crime drama, "Donnie Brasco" (1997), only to follow with the underwhelming "Pushing Tin" (1999). But by the time he directed major blockbuster movies like "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010), Newell was an artist capable of directing just about anything he wanted with equal skill.




81% 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Director - 2018
No Score Yet 100% Rocky Ros Muc Self - 2017
68% 49% Great Expectations Director $203.9K 2012
37% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Director $90.8M 2010
27% 45% Love in the Time of Cholera Director $4.6M 2007
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Director $290.0M 2005
79% 76% I Capture the Castle Executive Producer $1.2M 2003
34% 60% Mona Lisa Smile Director $63.7M 2003
92% 67% Ripley's Game Executive Producer - 2002
91% 90% High Fidelity Executive Producer $27.3M 2000
92% 85% Traffic Executive Producer $124.1M 2000
43% 38% Best Laid Plans Executive Producer $25.7K 1999
48% 42% Pushing Tin Director $8.4M 1999
88% 89% Donnie Brasco Director $42.0M 1997
82% 74% Photographing Fairies Executive Producer - 1997
36% 56% An Awfully Big Adventure Director $258.0K 1995
96% 74% Four Weddings and a Funeral Director $49.3M 1994
No Score Yet 41% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Perils of Cupid Director - 1993
77% 79% Into the West Director $3.7M 1992
84% 83% Enchanted April Director $12.8M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soursweet Director - 1988
38% 70% Amazing Grace and Chuck Director - 1987
91% 70% Dance With a Stranger Director $2.3M 1985
No Score Yet 77% The Good Father Director - 1985
No Score Yet 75% Bad Blood Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Birth of a Nation Director - 1982
0% 22% The Awakening Director - 1980
No Score Yet 65% The Man in the Iron Mask Director - 1977


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interestings Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2010
77% 100% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Director 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Ground Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Feud Director 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Budgie Director 1971-1972