Michael Anderson

1920 - 2018

Photo of Michael Anderson

Icon of person Michael Anderson

Michael Joseph Anderson (30 January 1920 – 25 April 2018) was an English film director, best known for directing the World War II film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Anderson has received more than 23,678 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Michael Anderson is the 338th most popular film director (up from 365th in 2019), the 1,378th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,506th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 24k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michael Andersons by language


Among film directors, Michael Anderson ranks 338 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Frank, Irvin Kershner, Fernando Meirelles, Adrian Lyne, Peter Bogdanovich, and J. J. Abrams. After him are Satoshi Kon, Juan Antonio Bardem, Delbert Mann, Lotte Reiniger, Gaspar Noé, and Claude Sautet.

Most Popular Film Directors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1920, Michael Anderson ranks 114Before him are Richard Adams, Gottfried Böhm, Eileen Chang, Heinz Hitler, Ray Harryhausen, and Marcel Reich-Ranicki. After him are Delbert Mann, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, James Doohan, and Eva Dahlbeck. Among people deceased in 2018, Michael Anderson ranks 93Before him are Robert Faurisson, James Mirrlees, Belisario Betancur, Uri Avnery, Robert Morris, and Alan Baker. After him are Joseph Kobzon, Quini, Ermanno Olmi, Josep Lluís Núñez, Thorvald Stoltenberg, and Keith O'Brien.

Others Born in 1920

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2018

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Anderson ranks 1,378 out of 6,924Before him are David Roberts (1796), Jack Charlton (1935), Wayne Rooney (1985), Arthur Drewry (1891), David Bradley (1942), and Alan Baker (1939). After him are Bernie Taupin (1950), John Wilkins (1614), Anthony Daniels (1946), Alan Bates (1934), Peter Burke (1937), and David Ogilvy (1911).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Michael Anderson ranks 25Before him are Frank Lloyd (1886), Carol Reed (1906), Ken Russell (1927), Anthony Minghella (1954), John Boorman (1933), and Adrian Lyne (1941). After him are John Guillermin (1925), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Peter Yates (1929), Roland Joffé (1945), Mike Leigh (1943), and John Badham (1939).