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Michael Radford

Michael Radford

Highest Rated: 94% The Postman (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Music of Silence (2017)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1946

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Born in New Delhi to an English father and Australian mother, Radford was raised in India. He moved to England to attend Oxford and after graduating worked briefly as an actor and a teacher. In 1971, he was among the first twenty-five students to enroll at the National Film School. Radford began as a documentary filmmaker. His most notable efforts include "The Madonna and the Volcano" (1979) and "Van Morrison in Ireland" (1981). Radford made his screenwriting debut and also directed the remake of "Another Time, Another Place" (1983). He received mixed reviews for his adaptation of George Orwell's "1984" (1984), in which Richard Burton gave his last screen performance. Radford had somewhat better luck with "White Mischief" (1987), a fictional retelling of a famous murder in colonial Kenya that featured Joss Ackland, Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi. He received some of his best notices to date for "Il Postino (The Postman)" (1994), the lyrical drama that charts the relationship between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Phillipe Noiret) and the local fisherman (Massimo Troisi in his final film appearance) he hires as his personal mailman.


B. MONKEY, left: director Michael Radford, 1999, ©Miramax Films FLAWLESS, director Michael Radford, on set, 2007. ©Magnolia Pictures THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Michael Radford, Al Pacino, 2004, (c) Sony Pictures Classics THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Al Pacino, director Michael Radford on set, 2004, (c) Sony Pictures Classics



0% 76% The Music of Silence Director,
- 2017
33% 51% Elsa & Fred Director,
- 2014
No Score Yet 50% The Mule Director,
- 2013
No Score Yet 64% Michel Petrucciani: Body and Soul Director,
- 2011
56% 54% Flawless Director $1.2M 2007
72% 72% The Merchant of Venice Director,
$3.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Director,
- 2002
22% 42% Dancing at the Blue Iguana Director,
$61.1K 2000
60% 54% B. Monkey Director,
$34.5K 1998
94% 94% The Postman Director,
$17.1M 1994
80% 54% White Mischief Director $24.5K 1987
75% 71% 1984 Director,
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Time, Another Place Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Bird Passes Director,
- 1980


91% 90% Homicide: Life on the Street Director 1996