Mike Newell

Lowest Rated: 0% The Awakening (1980)
Birthday: Mar 28, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
A former stage director, Briton Mike Newell has always brought a touch of high theatrics to his films, but never so much as to make them seem stagebound. Newell's breakthrough film Dance with a Stranger (1985), a style-conscious retelling of the notorious Ruth Ellis murder case (she was the last woman executed in England), brought full stardom to British actress Miranda Richardson, while the director's Enchanted April (1992), also with Richardson, ended up a surprise moneymaker in the US. Sometimes Newell's larger-than-life approach comes a cropper, as witness the fuzzy-headed allegory Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) and the confusing fantasy overtones in Into the West (1993). In 1994, Mike Newell made up for past missteps with Four Weddings and A Funeral, which outgrossed Enchanted April (and practically everything else) at the box office and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Highest Rated Movies



81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Director 2018
No Score Yet The Enchanted Kingdom Producer 2015
68% Great Expectations Director Executive Producer $0.3M 2013
37% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Director $90.8M 2010
25% Love in the Time of Cholera Director $4.6M 2007
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Director $290M 2005
34% Mona Lisa Smile Director $63.7M 2003
79% I Capture the Castle Executive Producer $1M 2003
92% Traffic Executive Producer $123.9M 2000
91% High Fidelity Executive Producer 2000
43% Best Laid Plans Executive Producer 1999
48% Pushing Tin Director 1999
29% 200 Cigarettes Executive Producer 1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid Director 1999
82% Photographing Fairies Producer 1998
88% Donnie Brasco Director 1997
36% An Awfully Big Adventure Director 1995
96% Four Weddings and a Funeral Director 1994
77% Into the West Director 1993
84% Enchanted April Director 1992
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck Director 1987
No Score Yet The Good Father Director 1986
91% Dance with a Stranger Director 1985
No Score Yet Bad Blood Director 1982
0% The Awakening Director 1980
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Director 1977


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