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John Madden

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Movie and Television director most widely known for directing the Academy Award-winning film Shakespeare in Like. He’s also in charge of films like Killshot and THE VERY BEST Exotic Marigold Resort. He received a qualification in English through the College or university of Cambridge and produced his directorial debut in 1982. He aimed radio adaptations of Celebrity Wars Show IV and V. He was raised in Portsmouth. He aimed Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Like.

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Full Name John Madden
Date Of Birth April 8, 1949
Place Of Birth Portsmouth, England
Height 1.93 m
Profession Director
Education California Polytechnic State University, California Polytechnic State University, Jefferson High School, College of San Mateo
Nationality American
Spouse Virginia Fields
Children Michael Madden, Joseph Madden
Parents Mary Margaret Flaherty, Earl Russell Madden
Awards Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst
Nominations Academy Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Lion, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, Grand Jury Prize, British Independent Film Award for Best Director, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, People's Choice Award for Best European Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Bodil Award for Best American Film, Silver Lion for Best Director, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play
Movies The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Shakespeare in Love, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Miss Sloane, The Debt, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Mrs Brown, Killshot, Ethan Frome, Proof, Golden Gate, Prime Suspect - Series 4, The Widowmaker, Truth or Dare, A Wreath of Roses, The Rivals, Dead on Time, Promised Land, The Amulet of Samarkand, My Fair Lady, The Vagina Song, Inspector Morse: The Way Through the Woods, Meat
TV Shows Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League, Monday Night Football, NBC Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America
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#Fact
1Has directed 3 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Judi Dench (Best Actress, Mrs Brown (1997), Best Supporting Actress, Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Best Actress, Shakespeare in Love (1998)), and Geoffrey Rush (Best Supporting Actor, Shakespeare in Love (1998)). Dench (for her second nominated turn in a Madden film) and Paltrow won Oscars for their performances.
2Replaced Roger Michell as director of Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) when Michell suffered a heart attack prior to the start of filming in May 2000.
3Developed as a director in the British independent film industry.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Sloane2016
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2015
Masters of Sex2013TV Series 1 episode
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2011
The Debt2010/I
Killshot2008
Proof2005
Captain Corelli's Mandolin2001
Shakespeare in Love1998
Mrs Brown1997
Truth or Dare1996TV Movie
Inspector Morse1990-1995TV Series 4 episodes
Prime Suspect: The Lost Child1995TV Movie
Screen One1994TV Series 1 episode
Golden Gate1993
Ethan Frome1993
The Storyteller: Greek Myths1991TV Mini-Series 1 episode
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes1991TV Series 1 episode
The Widowmaker1990TV Movie
After the War1989TV Mini-Series 5 episodes
A Wreath of Roses1987TV Movie
The Return of Sherlock Holmes1986TV Series 1 episode
Great Performances1985TV Series 1 episode
Screen Two1985TV Series 1 episode
BBC2 Playhouse1982TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The BFG2016executive producer
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2015executive producer
Masters of Sex2013TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Killshot2008executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2015screen story by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentary special thanks
Waking Ned Devine1998thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Film '722006-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee
The Many Faces of...2011-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Behind the Story: Lights, Colours and Smiles2012Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself
33-y Moskovskiy mezhdunarodnyy kinofestival2011TV SpecialHimself
Ceremonia de clausura - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2009TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Best Director
Ceremonia de inauguración - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2009TV MovieHimself
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Music of Morse2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
The John Thaw Story2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Spaghetti Requiem2001DocumentaryHimself
Live Lunch2001TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Director
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director
The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards1998TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Prospero AwardBermuda International Film Festival
2000Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Shakespeare in Love (1998)
2000Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmShakespeare in Love (1998)
2000Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Langauge FilmShakespeare in Love (1998)
2000Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest Foreign Language FilmShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Hochi Film AwardHochi Film AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year
1998SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1997BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Single DramaTruth or Dare (1996)· Gareth Neame
1997Special Jury AwardMar del Plata Film FestivalMrs Brown (1997)
1997Certificate of MeritSan Francisco International Film FestivalTelevision - Drama-Television FeatureTruth or Dare (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)· Graham Broadbent
· Peter Czernin
· Ol Parker
2012British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
2012Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
2005Grand PrixGhent International Film FestivalProof (2005)
2005Golden LionVenice Film FestivalProof (2005)
2000BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)Shakespeare in Love (1998)
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Shakespeare in Love (1998)
1999DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1997BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Feature FilmMrs Brown (1997)· Sarah Curtis (producer)
· Jeremy Brock (writer)
1997Best FilmMar del Plata Film FestivalInternational CompetitionMrs Brown (1997)
1991BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaThe Widowmaker (1990)· Jeremy Brock
· Deirdre Keir
1987ACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Theatrical or Dramatic SpecialGreat Performances (1971)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"Berlin International Film FestivalShakespeare in Love (1998)


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