Biography

Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was a renowned English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. They worked together under the name of "The Archers" and produced a series of classic British films, notably The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). His controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, however, was so vilified that his career was seriously damaged.

Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was a renowned English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. They worked together under the name of "The Archers" and produced a series of classic British films, notably The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). His controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, however, was so vilified that his career was seriously damaged.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1905-09-30

Day of Death 1990-02-19

Place of Birth Bekesbourne, Kent, England

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1978 Return to the Edge of the World Director
1972 The Boy Who Turned Yellow Director
1969 Age of Consent Director
1966 They're a Weird Mob Director
1963 Bluebeard's Castle Director
1963 Espionage (3 episodes)Director
1961 The Queen's Guards Director
1961 The Defenders (1 episode)Director
1960 Peeping Tom Director
1959 Honeymoon Director
1957 Ill Met by Moonlight Director
1956 The Battle of the River Plate Director
1956 Oh... Rosalinda!! Director
1955 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Director
1952 The Wild Heart Director
1951 The Tales of Hoffmann Director
1950 The Elusive Pimpernel Director
1950 Gone to Earth Director
1949 The Small Back Room Director
1948 The Red Shoes Director
1947 Black Narcissus Director
1946 A Matter of Life and Death Director
1945 I Know Where I'm Going! Director
1944 A Canterbury Tale Director
1944 The Volunteer Director
1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Director
1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Director
1941 49th Parallel Director
1941 An Airman's Letter to His Mother Director
1940 The Thief of Bagdad Director
1940 Contraband Director
1939 The Lion Has Wings Director
1939 The Spy in Black Director
1939 Smith Director
1937 The Edge of the World Director
1936 The Man Behind the Mask Director
1936 Crown v. Stevens Director
1936 The Brown Wallet Director
1935 The Phantom Light Director
1935 The Night of the Party Director
1935 The Love Test Director
1935 Lazybones Director
1935 Her Last Affaire Director
1934 Something Always Happens Director
1934 Red Ensign Director
1934 The Fire Raisers Director
1933 Born Lucky Director
1932 His Lordship Director
1932 C.O.D. Director
1932 Hotel Splendide Director
1932 The Star Reporter Director
1932 Rynox Director
1932 My Friend the King Director
1931 Two Crowded Hours Director
1926 The Magician Assistant Director

Writing

1959 Honeymoon Writer
1957 Ill Met by Moonlight Writer
1956 The Battle of the River Plate Writer
1956 Oh... Rosalinda!! Writer
1951 The Tales of Hoffmann Writer
1950 The Elusive Pimpernel Writer
1950 Gone to Earth Screenplay
1949 The Small Back Room Writer
1948 The Red Shoes Co-Writer
1947 Black Narcissus Writer
1946 A Matter of Life and Death Screenplay
1945 I Know Where I'm Going! Writer
1944 A Canterbury Tale Writer
1944 The Volunteer Writer
1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Writer
1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Writer
1941 An Airman's Letter to His Mother Writer
1940 Contraband Screenplay
1937 The Edge of the World Writer
1934 Red Ensign Writer
1933 Perfect Understanding Screenplay
1931 77 Park Lane Writer
1930 Caste Writer

Production

1968 Sebastian Producer
1960 Peeping Tom Producer
1957 Ill Met by Moonlight Producer
1956 The Battle of the River Plate Producer
1951 The Tales of Hoffmann Producer
1950 Gone to Earth Producer
1948 The Red Shoes Producer
1947 The End of the River Producer
1947 Black Narcissus Producer
1946 A Matter of Life and Death Producer
1945 I Know Where I'm Going! Producer
1944 A Canterbury Tale Producer
1944 The Volunteer Producer
1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Producer
1943 The Silver Fleet Producer
1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Producer
1941 49th Parallel Producer
1941 An Airman's Letter to His Mother Producer

Acting

2017 Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated
2015 Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn as Himself (Archive Footage)
1997 A Very British Psycho as Himself
1994 The Scorsese Machine as Himself
1986 The South Bank Show: Michael Powell as Interviewee
1985 The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio as Himself-Interviewee
1981 A Pretty British Affair as Interviewee
1960 Peeping Tom as Mark's Father - A.N. Lewis (uncredited)
1944 The Volunteer as Himself
1930 The Compulsory Husband as Man
1927 The Garden of Allah as A Tourist
1926 The Magician as Man with Balloon at Snake Charming (uncredited)

Camera

1928 The First Born Still Photographer

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