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Encyclopedia > John Madden (director)

John Philip Madden (born April 8, 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. He began his career in British independent films. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) in 1970 with a B.A. in English Literature. He started work in television including directing Prime Suspect 4 and episodes of Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse. Perhaps his most notable achievement to date was directing Shakespeare in Love, which won Best Film of 1998 award at the 1999 Oscars ceremony. April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2006 estimate... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Full name The College of the Lady Frances Sidney Sussex Motto Dieu me garde de calomnie God preserve me from calumny Named after Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex Previous names - Established 1596 Sister College(s) St Johns College Master Prof. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian, V.S... Prime Suspect is a highly-acclaimed Granada Television police procedural television drama series of the decades of the 1990s and 2000s, which has been followed up by several sequels. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... Detective Chief Inspector Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the 33 episode TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000, in which he was portrayed by John Thaw. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


John is also a Jury Memeber of the on going Filmaka short film contest.

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Filmography

Ethan Frome is a 1912 novel by Edith Wharton. ... Golden Gate is a 1994 film produced by American Playhouse. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1997 films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Captain Corellis Mandolin (2001) Captain Corellis Mandolin is a 2001 film directed by John Madden and based on the novel of the same name by Louis de Bernières. ... Proof is a 2005 film starring Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jake Gyllenhaal. ... Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen. ...

Plays

Plays he has directed include Arthur Kopit's Wings (for which he won the Prix Italia). Arthur Lee Kopit (born 1937) was an US playwright. ... Wings is a 1978 play by American playwright Arthur Kopit. ... The Prix Italia is an Italian broadcasting award. ...


Radio

See also: Star Wars (radio)

Radio dramas he has directed include the radio versions of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back . NPR Star Wars Radio Series promotional poster An expanded radio dramatization of the original Star Wars trilogy was produced in 1981, 1983, and 1996. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...


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Interview: Director John Madden stages "Proof" for the screen - Weekend Edition - Saturday (NPR) - HighBeam Research (171 words)
Interview: Director John Madden stages "Proof" for the screen
John Madden joins us now in the studio.
His latest movie, "Proof," is an adaptation of the play by David Auburn that won a Pulitzer and a Tony.
Mr. John Madden Biography (322 words)
Madden was appointed in January 2007 as the Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the State of Alaska.
He was instrumental in the planning and execution of the Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005 exercise, the largest homeland security exercise in the state’s history.
Madden began his public service career when he enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately after high school at the age of seventeen.
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