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Michael Powell

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Writer | * 09/30/1905 († 84, 02/19/1990) | Bekesbourne, Kent (United Kingdom (UK))
Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was an English filmmaker, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. Through their production company The Archers, they together wrote, produced and directed a series of classic British films, notably The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). His later controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, while today considered a clas... ()
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Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was a renowned English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. They worked together under the name of "The Archers" and produced a series of classic British films, notably The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). His controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, however, was so vilified that his career was seriously damaged.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Powell

Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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Movies with Michael Powell as Actor(14)

as Himself - 1980 Interviewee (archive footage)2015 Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn
as Himself (voice) (archive sound)2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
as himself1997 A Very British Psycho
as himself1994 The Scorsese Machine
as Interviewee1981 A Pretty British Affair
as Mark's Father - A.N. Lewis (uncredited)1960 Peeping Tom
as himself1944 The Volunteer
as Despatching Officer1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
as Mr. Graham - the Yachtsman (uncredited)1937 The Edge of the World
as A Tourist1927 The Garden of Allah
as Man with Balloon at Snake Charming (uncredited)1926 The Magician

Movies with Michael Powell as Crew(100)

Crew/Thanks1992 Orlando
Editing/Editor1983 Anna Pavlova
Directing/Director1978 Return to the Edge of the World
Directing/Director1972 The Boy Who Turned Yellow
Directing/Director1969 Age of Consent
Production/Producer1969 Age of Consent
Production/Producer1968 Sebastian
Directing/Director1966 They're a Weird Mob
Directing/Director1963 Bluebeard's Castle
Directing/Director1961 The Queen's Guards
Directing/Director1960 Peeping Tom
Production/Producer1960 Peeping Tom
Directing/Director1959 Honeymoon
Writing/Writer1959 Honeymoon
Directing/Director1957 Ill Met by Moonlight
Production/Producer1957 Ill Met by Moonlight
Writing/Writer1957 Ill Met by Moonlight
Directing/Director1956 The Battle of the River Plate
Production/Producer1956 The Battle of the River Plate
Directing/Director1955 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Directing/Director1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!
Production/Producer1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!
Writing/Writer1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!
Directing/Director1952 The Wild Heart
Directing/Director1951 The Tales of Hoffmann
Production/Producer1951 The Tales of Hoffmann
Writing/Writer1951 The Tales of Hoffmann
Directing/Director1950 The Elusive Pimpernel
Writing/Writer1950 The Elusive Pimpernel
Directing/Director1950 Gone to Earth
Production/Producer1950 Gone to Earth
Writing/Screenplay1950 Gone to Earth
Directing/Director1949 The Small Back Room
Production/Producer1949 The Small Back Room
Writing/Writer1949 The Small Back Room
Directing/Director1948 The Red Shoes
Production/Producer1948 The Red Shoes
Writing/Co-Writer1948 The Red Shoes
Production/Producer1947 The End of the River
Directing/Director1947 Black Narcissus
Production/Producer1947 Black Narcissus
Writing/Writer1947 Black Narcissus
Directing/Director1946 A Matter of Life and Death
Production/Producer1946 A Matter of Life and Death
Writing/Screenplay1946 A Matter of Life and Death
Directing/Director1945 I Know Where I'm Going!
Production/Producer1945 I Know Where I'm Going!
Writing/Writer1945 I Know Where I'm Going!
Directing/Director1944 The Volunteer
Production/Producer1944 The Volunteer
Writing/Writer1944 The Volunteer
Directing/Director1944 A Canterbury Tale
Production/Producer1944 A Canterbury Tale
Writing/Writer1944 A Canterbury Tale
Production/Producer1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Production/Producer1943 The Silver Fleet
Directing/Director1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Production/Producer1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Directing/Director1941 An Airman's Letter to His Mother
Production/Producer1941 An Airman's Letter to His Mother
Directing/Director1941 49th Parallel
Production/Producer1941 49th Parallel
Directing/Director1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Directing/Director1940 Contraband
Writing/Screenplay1940 Contraband
Directing/Director1939 The Lion Has Wings
Directing/Director1939 Smith
Directing/Director1939 The Spy in Black
Directing/Director1937 The Edge of the World
Writing/Writer1937 The Edge of the World
Directing/Director1936 The Brown Wallet
Directing/Director1936 Crown v. Stevens
Directing/Director1936 The Man Behind the Mask
Directing/Director1935 The Night of the Party
Directing/Director1935 Lazybones
Directing/Director1935 The Love Test
Directing/Director1935 The Phantom Light
Directing/Director1934 The Fire Raisers
Directing/Director1934 Something Always Happens
Directing/Director1934 Red Ensign
Writing/Writer1934 Red Ensign
Writing/Screenplay1933 Perfect Understanding
Directing/Director1933 Born Lucky
Directing/Director1932 His Lordship
Directing/Director1932 The Star Reporter
Directing/Director1932 Hotel Splendide
Directing/Director1932 Rynox
Directing/Director1932 C.O.D.
Directing/Director1932 My Friend the King
Directing/Director1931 Two Crowded Hours
Writing/Writer1931 77 Park Lane
Writing/Writer1930 Caste
Camera/Assistant Camera1929 Blackmail
Camera/Still Photographer1928 The First Born
Directing/Assistant Director1926 The Magician

TV Shows/Series with Michael Powell as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1963 Espionage
Directing/Director1961 The Defenders

Full Name: Michael Powell
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 09/30 1905 (September) in Bekesbourne, Kent (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Monday, 02/19 1990 (February) in Gloucestershire (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Dulwich College
Spouses (current/former): Thelma Schoonmaker
Michael Powell frequently works together with these people:
Emeric Pressburger (58x, Crew)
Jerome Jackson (13x, Crew)
Alfred Junge (11x, Crew)
Esmond Knight (10x, Actor)
Hein Heckroth (9x, Crew)
Miles Malleson (8x, Actor)
John Longden (8x, Actor)
Reginald Mills (8x, Crew)
Jim Body (8x, Crew)
Martin Sheen (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1350893, Added: 09/03/2019, Last updated: 06/05/2021