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Mike Newell

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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Enchanted Kingdom
  • Producer
2015
64% Great Expectations
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
$0.3M 2013
36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Director
$90.8M 2010
26% Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Director
$4.6M 2007
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Director
$290M 2005
35% Mona Lisa Smile
  • Director
$63.7M 2003
80% 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
28% 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
87% Donnie Brasco
  • Director
1997
33% An Awfully Big Adventure
  • Director
1995
95% Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Director
1994
80% Into the West
  • Director
1993
83% Enchanted April
  • Director
1992
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet The Good Father
  • Director
1986
90% Dance with a Stranger
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Bad Blood
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet The Awakening
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Director
1977

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