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Encyclopedia > Mike Newell (director)
Mike Newell

Mike Newell in the "Maze" set of his 2005 film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Birth name Michael Cormac Newell
Born March 28, 1942 (1942-03-28) (age 65)
Flag of England St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Spouse(s) Bernice Stegers

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Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Newell was educated at St Albans School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He then attended a three year training course at Granada Television, with the intention of entering the theatre. , St Albans is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35km) north of central London. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... The Abbey Gateway, now home to the schools History, Economics and Classics departments. ... Full name The College of Saint Mary Magdalene Motto Garde ta Foy Keep your Faith Named after Mary Magdalene Previous names Buckingham College Established 1428 Sister College(s) Magdalen College Master Duncan Robinson Location Magdalene Street Undergraduates 335 Postgraduates 169 Homepage Boatclub Magdalene College (pronounced ) was founded in 1428 as... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Newell directed various British TV shows from the 1960s onwards (Such as Spindoe (1968), credited as Cormac Newell, and Big Breadwinner Hog). However, he eventually graduated into film direction and then he went on to make the horror film The Awakening (1980) and Bad Blood (1981) about a New Zealand mass murderer. TV redirects here. ... Spindoe is a British television series which was shown on ITV in the spring of 1968. ... Big Breadwinner Hog was a television thriller series devised by Robin Chapman portraying the ruthless rise through the criminal underworld of the trendy young London gangster Hogarth (Peter Egan). ... Bad Blood (1981) is a film set in the small West Coast town of Koiterangi, during World War II, and is based on the factual manhunt for mass-murderer Stanley Graham. ...


His first film was The Man in the Iron Mask (1977), made for TV. His first critically acclaimed movie was Dance with a Stranger (1985), a biographical drama starring Miranda Richardson as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. For his directing efforts, Newell won the Award of the Youth at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. There have been several movies entitled The Man in the Iron Mask, all based on the final section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, which was itself based on the 18th century legend of The Man in the Iron Mask. ... Dance with a Stranger (1985) is a haunting drama film, directed by Mike Newell. ... Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ... For the lesbian activist, see Ruth Ellis (American). ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ...


Newell continued his successes in the film industry with Enchanted April (1992), an adaptation of the 1922 novel The Enchanted April; Miranda Richardson received a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical and Joan Plowright won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical. Enchanted April is a film based on the 1922 novel The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For the main article, see Golden Globe Award. ... Joan Ann Olivier, Baroness Olivier DBE, née Plowright (born October 28, 1929), known professionally as Dame Joan Plowright is a British actress and widow of Laurence Olivier. ...


The comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) was also critically acclaimed – it won numerous awards, including a César Award (Best Foreign Film), a Golden Globe (Best Actor - Hugh Grant), and a few London Critics Circle Film Awards (Best Director, Film, Producer, and Screenwriter). A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... 1951 - Fred Astaire, Three Little Words 1952 - Danny Kaye, On the Riviera 1953 - Donald OConnor, Singin in the Rain 1954 - David Niven, The Moon is Blue 1955 - James Mason, A Star Is Born 1956 - Tom Ewell, Seven Year Itch 1957 - Cantinflas, Around the World in Eighty Days 1958 - Frank... Hugh John Mungo Grant (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning British actor and film producer. ...


Since these award-winning productions, Newell has directed a number of films in Hollywood, such as Donnie Brasco (1997) (starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp), Pushing Tin (1999) (starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie), and Mona Lisa Smile (2003) (starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Stiles). ... Donnie Brasco is a 1997 film by Mike Newell starring Al Pacino, Michael Madsen and Johnny Depp. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994... Pushing Tin is 1999 film directed by Mike Newell. ... This article is about the actor. ... Billy Bob Thornton[1] (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. ... Catherine Élise Blanchett (born May 14, 1969), better known as Cate Blanchett, is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ... Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 American film that was produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, and starring Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Stiles. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Kirsten[1] Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the... Julia OHara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. ...


In 2005, Newell became the first British director of the Harry Potter film series, on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The previous directors in the series, Chris Columbus and Alfonso Cuarón, were American and Mexican respectively. The film was the fourth installment of the series and was a major success worldwide. The film was also the third time Newell had worked with actress Miranda Richardson. He is also briefly heard as the voice of the radio announcer at the beginning of the film. This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Starring Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Emma Watson Produced by Chris Columbus et al. ... Chris Columbus (born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. ... Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (born November 28, 1961 in Mexico City) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer. ... Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ...


In 2005, Newell was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by the University of Hertfordshire which has a campus in St Albans, his birthplace. An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... The Doctor of Arts (D.A., or occasionally D.Arts. ... The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, from which the university takes its name. ...


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Mike Newell (director) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
Michael Cormac Newell (born March 28, 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for the screen and for television.
Newell continued his successes in the film industry with Enchanted April (1992), an adaptation of the 1922 novel The Enchanted April; Miranda Richardson received a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical and Joan Plowright won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical.
In 2005, Newell was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by the University of Hertfordshire.
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