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Roger Michell

Director

Roger Michell, the son of a British diplomat, was born in South Africa and as a child lived in Beirut, Damascus and Prague. He is a theatre and film director.

His films include PERSUASION, MY NIGHT WITH REG, TITANIC TOWN, NOTTING HILL, CHANGING LANES, THE MOTHER, VENUS, ENDURING LOVE, MORNING GLORY, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, LE WEEKEND, MY COUSIN RACHEL, NOTHING LIKE A DAME, BLACKBIRD and upcoming THE DUKE starring Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent and Matthew Goode. He has four children and a dog and lives in London.

He is a member of the Academy.

Credits

THEATRE
Date: 2018
Production (role):
CONSENT
Company:
Sonia Friedman/ Harold Pinter Theatre
Project details:
West End transfer
Date: 2018
Production (role):
MOOD MUSIC
Company:
The Old Vic
Project details:
New play by Joe Penhall
Date: 2017
Production (role):
CONSENT
Company:
National Theatre
Date: 2015
Production (role):
WASTE
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Harvey Granville Barker
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BIRTHDAY
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Joe Penhall

With Stephen Mangan
Date: 2012
Production (role):
FARWELL TO THE THEATRE
Company:
Hampstead Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Richard Nelson

With Ben Chaplin
Date: 2010
Production (role):
TRIBES
Company:
Royal Court
Project details:
Wr. Nina Raine
Date: 2009
Production (role):
ROPE
Company:
The Almeida
Project details:
Wr. Patrick Hamilton

With Blake Ritson and Bertie Carvel
Date: 2008
Production (role):
FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
Company:
Vaudeville Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Joanna Murray-Smith

With Eileen Atkins and Anna Maxwell Martin
Date: 2007
Production (role):
BETRAYAL
Company:
Donmar Warehouse
Project details:
Wr. Harold Pinter

With Toby Stephens, Derwla Kirwin and Samuel West
Date: 2007
Production (role):
LANDSCAPE WITH WEAPON
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Joe Penhall

With Tom Hollander and Julian Rhind-Tutt
Date: 2004
Production (role):
OLD TIMES
Company:
Donmar Warehouse
Project details:
Wr. Harold Pinter

With Gina McKee, Jeremy Northam and Helen McCrory
Date: 2003
Production (role):
HONOUR
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Joanna Murray –Smith

With Eileen Atkins, Corin Redgrave, Anna Maxwell Martin and Catherine McCormack
Date: 2000
Production (role):
BLUE / ORANGE
Company:
National Theatre / West End
Project details:
Wr. Joe Penhall

With Bill Nighy, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Andrew Lincoln
Date: 1997
Production (role):
THE HOMECOMING
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Harold Pinter

With David Bradley, Lindsay Duncan and Michael Sheen
Date: 1996
Production (role):
SOME SUNNY DAY
Company:
Hampstead Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Martin Sherman

With Rupert Everett, Corin Redgrave and Sara Kestelman
Date: 1995
Production (role):
MY NIGHT WITH REG
Company:
Royal Court / West End
Project details:
Wr. Kevin Elyot

With David Bamber, Anthony Calf, John Sessions, Roger Frost, Joe Duttine and Ken Macdonald
Date: 1995
Production (role):
UNDER MILK WOOD
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Dylan Thomas

With Anthony O’Donell and Rhys Ifans
Date: 1991
Production (role):
THE COUP
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Mustapha Matura

With Norman Beaton and Lennie James
Date: 1989
Production (role):
SOME AMERICANS ABROAD
Company:
Lincoln Centre / Broadway
Project details:
Wr. Richard Nelson

With Nathan Lane and Bob Balaban
Date: 1990
Production (role):
MARYA
Company:
Old Vic Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Isaac Babel

With Richard Haddon-Haines and Alan Corduner
Date: 1985-91
Production (role):
REDEVELOPMENT
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Vaclav Havel

With William Chubb
Production (role):
RESTORATION
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Edward Bond

With Simon Russel Beale
Production (role):
TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Richard Nelson

With Anton Lessor
Production (role):
CONVERSATION
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Vaclav Havel

With Barry Rutter
Production (role):
KISSING THE POPE
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Nick Darke

With Mark Hadfield
Production (role):
SOME AMERICANS ABROAD
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Richard Nelson

With Anton Lessor
Production (role):
THE CONSTANT COUPLE
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. George Farquhar

With Maureen Beatty
Production (role):
HAMLET
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. William Shakespeare

With Philip Franks
Production (role):
TEMPTATION
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Vacel Havel

With John Shrapnel
Production (role):
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. William Shakespeare

With Fiona Shaw
Production (role):
THE DEAD MONKEY
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Wr. Nick Darke

With Frances Barber
Date: 1985-91
Production (role):
MACBETH
Company:
Nuffield, Southampton
Project details:
With Nigel Terry and Deborah Findlay
Production (role):
THE WHITE GLOVE (Director / Co-Writer)
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Co-written with Richard Maher

With Robert Powell
Production (role):
ROMEO AND JULIET
Company:
Young Vic
Project details:
With David Acton
Production (role):
PRIVATE DICK (Director / Co-Writer)
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith / West End
Project details:
Co-written with Richard Maher
Date: 1979
Production (role):
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
Company:
Sheffield Crucible / Royal Court
Project details:
Wr. Georgi Markov
Date: 1978-81
Production (role):
ECLIPSE (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Asst. to Stuart Burge
Production (role):
HAPPY DAYS (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Asst. to Samuel Beckett
Production (role):
INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Asst. to John Osborne
Production (role):
WHEELCHAIR WILLIE (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Asst. to Max Stafford Clark
Production (role):
THE KEY TAG
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Mike McGrath
Production (role):
THE CATCH
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Nick Darke
Production (role):
THE MORNING SHOW
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Daniel Morning
Date: 1977-78
Production (role):
LA MUSICA
Company:
Brighton Actors Workshop
Project details:
Wr. Margaritte Duras
Production (role):
OFF THE TOP
Company:
Brighton Actors Workshop
Project details:
Devised
Production (role):
SMALL CHANGE
Company:
Brighton Actors Workshop
Project details:
Wr. Peter Gill
Date: 1974-77
Company:
Cambridge University
Project details:
Over 20 productions including:

HAMLET, JULIUS CAESAR, MARAT SADE, ENDGAME, KRAPP’S LAST TAPE, FANSHEN, TEETH ‘N’ SMILES, DIARY OF A MADMAN, BINGO (Buzz Goodbody RSC Award) and PRIVATE DICK (Edinburgh Fringe First Award)
TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
TEA WITH THE DAMES
Company:
Field Day Films
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFRIES
Company:
Carnival Films
Project details:
Wr. Peter Morgan

Winner of two BAFTAs- Best Mini Series and Best Lead Actor (Jason Watkins)
Date: 1994
Production (role):
PERSUASION
Company:
BBC / Sony Classics
Project details:
Adapted by Nick Dear

With Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds, Sam West, Fiona Shaw, Sophie Thompson and Sue Fleetwood
Date: 1992-93
Production (role):
THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA (Director / Co-Adapter)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Co-adapted with Hanif Kureishi

With Roshan Seth, Naveen Andrews, Sue Fleetwood and Steven Mackintosh
Date: 1991
Production (role):
DOWNTOWN LAGOS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Wr. Leigh Jackson

With Maynard Eziashi, Anton Lesser, Claire Higgins and Deborah Findlay
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE DUKE
Company:
Neon Films / Pathe
Project details:
Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent
Date: 2019
Production (role):
BLACKBIRD
Company:
Millenium Films
Project details:
Starring Kate Winslet, Sam Neil, Mia Wasikowska and Susan Sarandon
Date: 2016
Production (role):
MY COUSIN RACHEL
Company:
Fox Searchlight
Project details:
Starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin
Date: 2013
Production (role):
LE WEEK-END
Company:
Free-Range Films / Film 4
Project details:
Wr. Hanif Kureishi

With Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
Company:
Daybreak Pictures
Project details:
Wr. Richard Nelson

With Bill Murray and Olivia Williams
Date: 2010
Production (role):
MORNING GLORY
Company:
Bad Robot / Paramount
Project details:
Wr. Aline Brosh McKenna

With Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams and Diane Keaton
Date: 2006
Production (role):
VENUS
Company:
Miramax / Free Range Films
Project details:
Wr. Hanif Kureishi

With Peter O’Toole, Leslie Philips and Jodie Whitaker
Date: 2004
Production (role):
ENDURING LOVE
Company:
Pathe
Project details:
Adapted by Joe Penhall

With Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans and Samantha Morton
Date: 2002
Production (role):
THE MOTHER
Company:
BBC Films / Sony Classics
Project details:
Wr. Hanif Kureishi

With Daniel Craig and Anne Reid
Date: 2001
Production (role):
CHANGING LANES
Company:
Paramount
Project details:
Wr. Michael Tolkin

With Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson and Sydney Pollack
Date: 1998
Production (role):
NOTTING HILL
Company:
Working Title
Project details:
Wr. Richard Curtis

With Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
Date: 1998
Production (role):
TITANIC TOWN
Company:
British Screen / Pandora
Project details:
Adapted by Anne Devlin

With Julie Walters, Nuala O’Neill and Ciaran Hinds
Date: 1996
Production (role):
MY NIGHT WITH REG
Company:
BBC Films
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 1996
Production (role):
OMNIBUS: MICHAEL REDGRAVE
Company:
BBC
Date: 1995
Production (role):
OMNIBUS: READY WHEN YOU ARE, MR PATEL
Company:
BBC

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): CONSENT
    Company: Sonia Friedman/ Harold Pinter Theatre
    Project details: West End transfer
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): MOOD MUSIC
    Company: The Old Vic
    Project details: New play by Joe Penhall
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): CONSENT
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): WASTE
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Harvey Granville Barker
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BIRTHDAY
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Joe Penhall

    With Stephen Mangan
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): FARWELL TO THE THEATRE
    Company: Hampstead Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Richard Nelson

    With Ben Chaplin
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): TRIBES
    Company: Royal Court
    Project details: Wr. Nina Raine
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): ROPE
    Company: The Almeida
    Project details: Wr. Patrick Hamilton

    With Blake Ritson and Bertie Carvel
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
    Company: Vaudeville Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Joanna Murray-Smith

    With Eileen Atkins and Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): BETRAYAL
    Company: Donmar Warehouse
    Project details: Wr. Harold Pinter

    With Toby Stephens, Derwla Kirwin and Samuel West
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): LANDSCAPE WITH WEAPON
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Joe Penhall

    With Tom Hollander and Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): OLD TIMES
    Company: Donmar Warehouse
    Project details: Wr. Harold Pinter

    With Gina McKee, Jeremy Northam and Helen McCrory
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): HONOUR
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Joanna Murray –Smith

    With Eileen Atkins, Corin Redgrave, Anna Maxwell Martin and Catherine McCormack
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): BLUE / ORANGE
    Company: National Theatre / West End
    Project details: Wr. Joe Penhall

    With Bill Nighy, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Andrew Lincoln
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): THE HOMECOMING
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Harold Pinter

    With David Bradley, Lindsay Duncan and Michael Sheen
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): SOME SUNNY DAY
    Company: Hampstead Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Martin Sherman

    With Rupert Everett, Corin Redgrave and Sara Kestelman
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): MY NIGHT WITH REG
    Company: Royal Court / West End
    Project details: Wr. Kevin Elyot

    With David Bamber, Anthony Calf, John Sessions, Roger Frost, Joe Duttine and Ken Macdonald
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): UNDER MILK WOOD
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Dylan Thomas

    With Anthony O’Donell and Rhys Ifans
  • Date: 1991
    Production (role): THE COUP
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Mustapha Matura

    With Norman Beaton and Lennie James
  • Date: 1989
    Production (role): SOME AMERICANS ABROAD
    Company: Lincoln Centre / Broadway
    Project details: Wr. Richard Nelson

    With Nathan Lane and Bob Balaban
  • Date: 1990
    Production (role): MARYA
    Company: Old Vic Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Isaac Babel

    With Richard Haddon-Haines and Alan Corduner
  • Date: 1985-91
    Production (role): REDEVELOPMENT
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Vaclav Havel

    With William Chubb
  • Date:
    Production (role): RESTORATION
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Edward Bond

    With Simon Russel Beale
  • Date:
    Production (role): TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Richard Nelson

    With Anton Lessor
  • Date:
    Production (role): CONVERSATION
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Vaclav Havel

    With Barry Rutter
  • Date:
    Production (role): KISSING THE POPE
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Nick Darke

    With Mark Hadfield
  • Date:
    Production (role): SOME AMERICANS ABROAD
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Richard Nelson

    With Anton Lessor
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE CONSTANT COUPLE
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. George Farquhar

    With Maureen Beatty
  • Date:
    Production (role): HAMLET
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. William Shakespeare

    With Philip Franks
  • Date:
    Production (role): TEMPTATION
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Vacel Havel

    With John Shrapnel
  • Date:
    Production (role): MERCHANT OF VENICE
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. William Shakespeare

    With Fiona Shaw
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE DEAD MONKEY
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Wr. Nick Darke

    With Frances Barber
  • Date: 1985-91
    Production (role): MACBETH
    Company: Nuffield, Southampton
    Project details: With Nigel Terry and Deborah Findlay
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE WHITE GLOVE (Director / Co-Writer)
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Co-written with Richard Maher

    With Robert Powell
  • Date:
    Production (role): ROMEO AND JULIET
    Company: Young Vic
    Project details: With David Acton
  • Date:
    Production (role): PRIVATE DICK (Director / Co-Writer)
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith / West End
    Project details: Co-written with Richard Maher
  • Date: 1979
    Production (role): ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
    Company: Sheffield Crucible / Royal Court
    Project details: Wr. Georgi Markov
  • Date: 1978-81
    Production (role): ECLIPSE (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Asst. to Stuart Burge
  • Date:
    Production (role): HAPPY DAYS (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Asst. to Samuel Beckett
  • Date:
    Production (role): INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Asst. to John Osborne
  • Date:
    Production (role): WHEELCHAIR WILLIE (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Asst. to Max Stafford Clark
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE KEY TAG
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Mike McGrath
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE CATCH
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Nick Darke
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE MORNING SHOW
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Daniel Morning
  • Date: 1977-78
    Production (role): LA MUSICA
    Company: Brighton Actors Workshop
    Project details: Wr. Margaritte Duras
  • Date:
    Production (role): OFF THE TOP
    Company: Brighton Actors Workshop
    Project details: Devised
  • Date:
    Production (role): SMALL CHANGE
    Company: Brighton Actors Workshop
    Project details: Wr. Peter Gill
  • Date: 1974-77
    Production (role):
    Company: Cambridge University
    Project details: Over 20 productions including:

    HAMLET, JULIUS CAESAR, MARAT SADE, ENDGAME, KRAPP’S LAST TAPE, FANSHEN, TEETH ‘N’ SMILES, DIARY OF A MADMAN, BINGO (Buzz Goodbody RSC Award) and PRIVATE DICK (Edinburgh Fringe First Award)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): TEA WITH THE DAMES
    Company: Field Day Films
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFRIES
    Company: Carnival Films
    Project details: Wr. Peter Morgan

    Winner of two BAFTAs- Best Mini Series and Best Lead Actor (Jason Watkins)
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): PERSUASION
    Company: BBC / Sony Classics
    Project details: Adapted by Nick Dear

    With Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds, Sam West, Fiona Shaw, Sophie Thompson and Sue Fleetwood
  • Date: 1992-93
    Production (role): THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA (Director / Co-Adapter)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Co-adapted with Hanif Kureishi

    With Roshan Seth, Naveen Andrews, Sue Fleetwood and Steven Mackintosh
  • Date: 1991
    Production (role): DOWNTOWN LAGOS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Wr. Leigh Jackson

    With Maynard Eziashi, Anton Lesser, Claire Higgins and Deborah Findlay
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE DUKE
    Company: Neon Films / Pathe
    Project details: Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): BLACKBIRD
    Company: Millenium Films
    Project details: Starring Kate Winslet, Sam Neil, Mia Wasikowska and Susan Sarandon
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): MY COUSIN RACHEL
    Company: Fox Searchlight
    Project details: Starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): LE WEEK-END
    Company: Free-Range Films / Film 4
    Project details: Wr. Hanif Kureishi

    With Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
    Company: Daybreak Pictures
    Project details: Wr. Richard Nelson

    With Bill Murray and Olivia Williams
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): MORNING GLORY
    Company: Bad Robot / Paramount
    Project details: Wr. Aline Brosh McKenna

    With Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams and Diane Keaton
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): VENUS
    Company: Miramax / Free Range Films
    Project details: Wr. Hanif Kureishi

    With Peter O’Toole, Leslie Philips and Jodie Whitaker
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): ENDURING LOVE
    Company: Pathe
    Project details: Adapted by Joe Penhall

    With Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans and Samantha Morton
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): THE MOTHER
    Company: BBC Films / Sony Classics
    Project details: Wr. Hanif Kureishi

    With Daniel Craig and Anne Reid
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): CHANGING LANES
    Company: Paramount
    Project details: Wr. Michael Tolkin

    With Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson and Sydney Pollack
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): NOTTING HILL
    Company: Working Title
    Project details: Wr. Richard Curtis

    With Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): TITANIC TOWN
    Company: British Screen / Pandora
    Project details: Adapted by Anne Devlin

    With Julie Walters, Nuala O’Neill and Ciaran Hinds
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): MY NIGHT WITH REG
    Company: BBC Films
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): OMNIBUS: MICHAEL REDGRAVE
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): OMNIBUS: READY WHEN YOU ARE, MR PATEL
    Company: BBC