Mike Leigh Movies List

Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Salford, Greater Manchester, England, UK
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Director Mike Leigh Filmography

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Another Year
Another Year ( English )
Director: Mike Leigh
Music Director: Gary Yershon
Release date: 05-11-2010
Vittorio D
Vittorio D ( English )
Artist: Woody Allen , Woody Allen , Christian De Sica , Vittorio De Sica , Clint Eastwood
Release date: 17-09-2009
Looking for Truffaut
Looking for Truffaut ( English )
Director: Lyndy Saville
Release Year: 2009
Happy-Go-Lucky ( English )
Artist: Sally Hawkins , Alexis Zegerman , Eddie Marsan , Samuel Roukin , Sinead Matthews
Director: Mike Leigh
Music Director: Tim Fraser , Gary Yershon
Release date: 18-04-2008
Vera Drake
Vera Drake ( English )
Director: Mike Leigh , Heather Storr , Josh Robertson
Music Director: Andrew Dickson , Chris Burdon , Peter Burgess
Release date: 07-01-2005
All or Nothing
All or Nothing ( English )
Director: Mike Leigh , Heather Storr
Music Director: Andrew Dickson
Release date: 18-10-2002
Career Girls
Career Girls ( English )
Artist: Katrin Cartlidge , Lynda Steadman , Kate Byers , Mark Benton , Andy Serkis
Director: Mike Leigh , Heather Storr
Music Director: Marianne Jean-Baptiste , Tony Remy
Release date: 08-08-1997
Secrets & Lies
Secrets & Lies ( English )
Director: Mike Leigh
Music Director: Andrew Dickson
Release date: 24-05-1996
Naked ( English )
Director: Mike Leigh
Music Director: André Jacquemin , Peter Maxwell , Ken Weston
Release date: 14-09-1993
A Sense of History
A Sense of History ( English )
Artist: Jim Broadbent , Stephen Bill , Belinda Bradley , Edward Bradley
Director: Mike Leigh
Music Director: Tim Fraser , Carl Davis
Release Year: 1992
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Mike Leigh Biography

Michael "Mike" Leigh, OBE (born 20 February 1943) is a British writer and director of film and theatre. He studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and studied further at the Camberwell School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design. He began as a theatre director and playwright in the mid 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s his career moved between work for the theatre and making films for BBC Television, many of which were characterized by a gritty "kitchen sink realism" style. His well-known films include Life is Sweet (1990), the comedy-drama Career Girls (1997), the Gilbert and Sullivan biopic Topsy Turvy (1999), and the bleak working-class drama All or Nothing (2002). His most notable works are arguably Naked (1993) for which he won the Best Director Award at Cannes, the BAFTA-winning (and Oscar-nominated) Palme d'Or winner Secrets & Lies (1996) and Golden Lion winner Vera Drake (2004). His films and stage plays, according to the critic Michael Coveney, "comprise a distinctive, homogenous body of work which stands comparison with anyone's in the British theatre and cinema over the same period."  Coveney further noted Leigh's role in helping to create stars – Liz Smith in Hard Labour, Alison Steadman in Abigail's Party, Brenda Blethyn in Grown-Ups, Antony Sher in Goose-Pimples, Gary Oldman and Tim Roth in Meantime, Jane Horrocks in Life is Sweet, David Thewlis in Naked – and remarked that the list of actors who have worked with him over the years – including Sheila Kelley, Paul Jesson, Phil Daniels, Lindsay Duncan, Lesley Sharp, Kathy Burke, Stephen Rea, Eric Richard, Julie Walters – "comprises an impressive, almost representative, nucleus of outstanding British acting talent."  Ian Buruma, writing in the New York Review of Books in January 1994, noted: "It is hard to get on a London bus or listen to the people at the next table in a cafeteria without thinking of Mike Leigh. Like other wholly original artists, he has staked out his own territory. Leigh's London is as distinctive as Fellini's Rome or Ozu's Tokyo." Description above from the Wikipedia article Mike Leigh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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