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      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.

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      81% 80% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Director - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
      78% 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
      92% 85% Traffic Executive Producer $124.1M 2000
      91% 90% High Fidelity Executive Producer $27.3M 2000
      43% 39% Best Laid Plans Executive Producer $25.7K 1999
      48% 42% Pushing Tin Director $8.4M 1999
      82% 74% Photographing Fairies Executive Producer - 1997
      88% 89% Donnie Brasco Director $42.0M 1997
      40% 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
      85% 83% Enchanted April Director $12.8M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soursweet Director - 1988
      38% 70% Amazing Grace and Chuck Director - 1987
      80% 77% The Good Father Director - 1985
      91% 69% Dance With a Stranger Director $2.3M 1985
      No Score Yet 67% Bad Blood Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Birth of a Nation Director - 1982
      0% 23% The Awakening Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 65% The Man in the Iron Mask Director - 1977

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interestings Executive Producer 2016
      77% 80% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Director 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Ground Director 1990