Michael Powell (I) (1905–1990)


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The son of Thomas William Powell and Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self-confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the south of France (where his parents ran a hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury and Dulwich College, he worked at the National Provincial Bank ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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The Red Shoes Director
(1948)
(1946)
(1951)
Peeping Tom Director
(1960)

Filmography

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 1978 Return to the Edge of the World (Documentary)
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A39846 (1965)
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sworn Twelve (1965)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A Free Agent (1964)
 1960 Peeping Tom
 1959 Honeymoon
 1957 Night Ambush
 1955 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Short)
 1950 Gone to Earth
 1949 Hour of Glory
 1948 The Red Shoes
 1944 The Volunteer
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (for The Archers)
 1941 49th Parallel
 1940 Blackout
 1939 Smith (Short)
 1935 Someday
 1935 The Love Test
 1935 Lazybones
 1934 Strike!
 1933 Born Lucky
 1932 His Lordship
 1932 C.O.D.
 1931 The Star Reporter (Short)
 1931 The Rasp (Short)
 1931 Rynox
 1931 Two Crowded Hours (Short)
 1930 Caste (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed Ernest Hemingway's "The Fifth Column" at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow (1944) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 12 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 32 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Micky Powell

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Thelma Schoonmaker  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

My master in film, Buñuel [Luis Buñuel] was a far greater storyteller than I. It was just that in my films miracles occur on the screen. See more »

Trivia:

Kevin Gough-Yates pioneered the recovery of Powell's and Emeric Pressburger's reputations in Europe. He organized the first major retrospective of their works in 1970 at the National Film Theatre in London and published the seminal interview "Michael Powell in Collaboration with Emeric Pressburger". In 1973 Gough-Yates organized the Europalia exhibition at the Royal Film Archive, Belgium, and ... See more »

Nickname:

Mickey

Star Sign:

Libra

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