Date of birth: 5 June 1956
Place of birth: South Africa
Following a series of successful theatre and television productions, Roger Michell rapidly made his mark as a film director with features including the box office hits “Changing Lanes” starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson and “Notting Hill” starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
Michell’s “The Mother”, produced by Kevin Loader, from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, opened to critical acclaim following its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Award. His following film, “Enduring Love”, based on the novel by Ian McEwan and starring Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton, premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
His BAFTA-winning “Persuasion” was one of the first of the recent popular Jane Austen adaptations. Michell also directed the award-winning BBC mini-series “The Buddha of Suburbia” and the screen adaptation of his own award-winning West End production of “My Night with Reg”.
Michell’s stage credits include screenwriter Joe Penhall’s “Blue/Orange” for the National Theatre. Other credits include the feature film “TitanicTown” starring Julie Walters, the television film “Ready When You Are, Mr. Patel” and the mini-series “Downtown Lagos”.
Filmography Roger Michell
2013 Le weekend
2012 Hyde Park on Hudson
2010 Morning Glory
2004 Enduring Love
2002 Best of Bowie
2002 Changing Lanes
1999 Notting Hill
1998 Titanic Town
1996 My Night with Reg
1994 Ready When You Are, Mr. Patel (TV)
1993 The Buddha of Suburbia TV Series )
1992 Downtown Lagos (TV Series )