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Michael Winterbottom

British film director Michael Winterbottom was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. He studied English at Balliol College, Oxford, before going on to film school in Bristol. He began his career in television, and released his first film, Butterfly Kiss, in 1995. He has become among the most prolific of directors, working in a very wide range of film genres, with films including Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Wonderland (1999), 24 Hour Party People (1999), 9 Songs (2004), A Cock and Bull Story (2006), A Mighty Heart (2007), The Killer Inside Me (2010), The Trip (2010), Trishna (2011) and Everyday (2012). His recently released film, The Look of Love (2013), explores the life and times of Paul Raymond and stars Steve Coogan, who has acted in a number of Winterbottom’s films.

Series featuring Michael Winterbottom

  • Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Film Workshop: the cinema of Michael Winterbottom Filmmaker Michael Winterbottom hosts a workshop on Film for the Humanitas lecture series on Film and Television. Michael Winterbottom 28 May 2013
2 Creative Commons Michael Winterbottom in Conversation: Genres, Adaptation and Contemporary Cinema Filmmaker Michael Winterbottom gives a talk for the Humanitas lecture series on Film and Television. Michael Winterbottom, Eugene Rogan, Laura Marcus, Andrew Klevan 28 May 2013