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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (anaplastic thyroid cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Antonia Bird was born on May 27, 1951 in London, England. She was a director and producer, known for Priest (1994), Face (1997) and Ravenous (1999). She was married to Ian Ilett. She died on October 24, 2013 in London.

Spouse (1)

Ian Ilett (? - 24 October 2013) ( her death)

Trivia (5)

Frequently casts: Robert Carlyle.
A former theatre director, she worked at the Royal Court theatre, London, for six years. Runs 4-Way film production company with Robert Carlyle.
Her terrible stage fright settled her on the path of directing.
By her 17th birthday she was working as an assistant stage manager at Coventry Rep, where she also became involved in publicity, theatre administration and acting.
The daughter of a stage manager mother, Rosemary, and an actor father, Michael Bird.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on Mad Love (1995)] Miramax was owned by Disney at the time and I was in post-production with a nice Disney teen film, which was quite edgy originally. We always thought we were making a film for 15 and up, and suddenly we had to make it for PG. Which meant I had to take the heart of the film out. That was quite a lesson. You're not in charge, it's not your money, it's someone else's, you've basically got to do what you're told
Generally the people who make the decisions about which films get green-lit are men. And men tend to be more interested in subjects dealing with men. And it has proved to be quite difficult to get films written with female protagonists financed.
If you choose to go out on a limb and make films about social injustices you tend to be very unfashionable, very unemployable.

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