Michael Powell

1905 - 1990

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Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was an English filmmaker, 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 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), 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.Many filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and George A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Powell has received more than 637,769 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Michael Powell is the 459th most popular film director (up from 612th in 2019), the 1,781st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 36th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Michael Powell ranks 459 out of 1,580Before him are Édouard Molinaro, Nicolas Roeg, Arthur Hiller, Jane Campion, Albert Lamorisse, and Martin Ritt. After him are Moshé Mizrahi, Michael Radford, Jafar Panahi, Claude Zidi, Luis García Berlanga, and Zack Snyder.

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Among people born in 1905, Michael Powell ranks 113Before him are Dhyan Chand, Hiroshi Inagaki, Joseph Bonanno, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Frits Philips, and Eduard Tubin. After him are Sven Rydell, Gerhard Klopfer, Gertrude Ederle, Jacinto Quincoces, Alexander Rodimtsev, and Banine. Among people deceased in 1990, Michael Powell ranks 93Before him are Eduard Streltsov, Attilio Demaría, Ronald Evans, Horst Sindermann, Naoto Tajima, and Martin Ritt. After him are Joan Bennett, Carlos Peucelle, Paul Tortelier, Semyon Kurkotkin, Grethe Ingmann, and Venedikt Yerofeyev.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Powell ranks 1,781 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Stacey (1933), Henry Percy (1364), Gordon Milne (1937), Tom Ellis (1978), Thomas Gray (1716), and Nell Gwyn (1650). After him are Miranda Richardson (1958), George Meredith (1828), Peter Capaldi (1958), Augustus Pugin (1812), David C. H. Austin (1926), and Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Michael Powell ranks 36Before him are Mike Leigh (1943), John Badham (1939), Hugh Hudson (1936), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), David Yates (1963), and Nicolas Roeg (1928). After him are Jack Clayton (1921), Anthony Asquith (1902), Robert Stevenson (1905), Norman McLaren (1914), John Glen (1932), and Michael Apted (1941).