Michael Powell

Director · Writer · Producer
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Michael Latham Powell was an English film director, 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 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus... read more

Michael Latham Powell was an English film director, 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 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). His later controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, while today considered a classic, and a contender as the first "slasher", was so vilified on first release that his career was seriously damaged.

Birth Name

Michael Latham Powell

Born

Saturday, 30 September 1905

Died

Monday, 19 February 1990

Actor Filmography

Churchill and the Movie Mogul Self (archive footage) 2019
Simply Complicated 2017
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Himself (archive footage) 2011
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Himself (voice) (archive sound) 2010
British Film Forever Himself (archive footage) 2007
Painting with Light Himself 2007
Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film Himself (archive footage) 2006
A Very British Psycho Himself 1997
New York Stories Himself - at party 1989
The Golden Gong Himself-Interviewee 1985
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Churchill and the Movie Mogul Self (archive footage) 2019
Simply Complicated 2017
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Himself (archive footage) 2011
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Himself (voice) (archive sound) 2010
British Film Forever Himself (archive footage) 2007
Painting with Light Himself 2007
Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film Himself (archive footage) 2006
A Very British Psycho Himself 1997
New York Stories Himself - at party 1989
The Golden Gong Himself-Interviewee 1985
Return to the Edge of the World Himself 1978
The South Bank Show Self 1978
Arena Himself (archive footage), Himself 1975
Let Joy Reign Supreme John Law (scenes deleted) 1975
Peeping Tom Mark's Father - A.N. Lewis 1960
This Is Your Life Himself 1955
The Volunteer Himself 1944
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Despatching Officer 1942
The Edge of the World Mr. Graham - the Yachtsman 1938
The Compulsory Husband Man 1930
The Garden of Allah A Tourist 1927
The Magician Man with Balloon at Snake Charming 1926

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1943 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
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