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Roger Michell (June 5, 1957 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a film director. June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pretoria is one of South Africas three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) capital; it is situated in the province of Gauteng. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

Michell was born in South Africa, and he has also lived in Syria, the former state Czechoslovakia, and England. Michell attended Cambridge University where he was recognized as the best student director. He also spent two years at the Royal Court Theatre. In addition to being a film director, Michell has also directed numerous stage productions including one on Broadway, and he has also directed a couple of miniseries. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...

Among his more notable credits, Michell has directed Notting Hill and Changing Lanes. Michell was in negotions to direct the 22nd official James Bond film, but talks fell through due to "creative differences". Notting Hill is a district of London located to the west of the centre and close to the north-western corner of Hyde Park. ... Promotional poster for Changing Lanes Changing Lanes (2002) is a drama/thriller film, directed by Roger Michell. ... Bond 22 is the working title of a future EON Productions James Bond film to follow the 2006 film, Casino Royale. ...

Michell has also been announced as the director for the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The film is based on Mark Twain's novel dealing with racial issues. The Paramount Pictures logo from the 1990s to 2002. ... Huckleberry Finn and Jim Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is commonly accounted as the first Great American Novel. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer. ...

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Director Roger Michell was born in South Africa, raised in Syria and the former Czechoslovakia, and settled in England: given the regular upheavals of his childhood, it's not surprising that his work is touched by a sense of restlessness.
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Michell says his first choice as a director was to pare the material down to its basics.
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Roger Michell has rapidly made his mark as a film director, following a string of successes in theatre and television.
Michell's feature Titanic Town, set in Belfast, with Julie Walters, recently received its U.S. release.
Michell currently resides in London with his wife, actress Kate Buffery, and their two young children.
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