Michael Blakemore

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Film
Assistant: Danielle Walker
Agent: Rose Cobbe
Theatre
Assistant: Toby Smith

Film, TV & Theatre

Michael Blakemore was born in Sydney.  Initially trained as an actor, he made his debut as a director at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre in 1966.

In 2000 Michael became the only director to win Tony Awards for Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year for Copenhagen and Kiss Me Kate.  Of the productions he has directed in London 15 have won either the Evening Standard or Olivier Award in the categories of Best Play, Best Comedy or Best Musical.

He was awarded the AO (from Australia) and the OBE in 2003.
 

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes
2017

Amy Anzel, Matt Chisling and Catherine Schreiber

Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman, and Cy Coleman with additional material by Michael Blakemore

Blithe Spirit

2014

West End

by Noel Coward

BLITHE SPIRIT

2015

USA Tour

BLITHE SPIRIT

2009

Broadway

By Noel Coward

AFTERLIFE

2008

National Theatre

By Michael Frayn

IS HE DEAD?

2007

Broadway

By Mark Twain

DEUCE

2007

Broadway

By Terrence McNally

EMBERS

2006

West End

Adapted by Christopher Hampton from the novel by Sandor Marai

THREE SISTERS

2003

West End

By Anton Chekhov, trans. Christopher Hampton

DEMOCRACY

2003

National Theatre/West End

By Michael Frayn

COPENHAGEN

1998

National Theatre/West End/France/Broadway/Australia

By Michael Frayn
Tony & Drama Desk Award
Moliere Award
Helpmann Award

KISS ME KATE

1999

Broadway/West End

By Cole Porter
Tony & Drama Desk Award
London Critics' Circle Award

ALARMS & EXCURSIONS

1998

West End

By Michael Frayn

THE LIFE

1997

Broadway

By Cy Coleman
Drama League Award

DEATH DEFYING ACTS

1995

Off-Broadway

By Woody Allen, David Mamet & Elaine May

CITY OF ANGELS

1993

West End

By Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman, David Zippel

HERE

1993

Donmar Warehouse

By Michael Frayn

THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN

1991

West End

By Arthur Miller

AFTER THE FALL

1990

National Theatre

By Arthur Miller

CITY OF ANGELS

1989

Broadway

By Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman, David Zippel

UNCLE VANYA

1988

West End

By Anton Chekhov, trans. Michael Frayn

LETTICE & LOVAGE

1987

West End/Broadway

By Peter Shaffer

BENEFACTORS

1984

West End

By Michael Frayn

ALL MY SONS

1981

West End

By Arthur Miller

MAKE & BREAK

1980

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith/West End

By Michael Frayn

TRAVELLING NORTH

1980

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

By David Williamson

DEATHTRAP

1978

West End

By Ira Levin

KNUCKLE

1978

West End

By David Hare

PRIVATES ON PARADE

1977

Royal Shakespeare Company

By Peter Nichols

CANDIDA

1977

West End

By Bernard Shaw

SEPARATE TABLES

1976

West End

By Terence Rattigan

PLUNDER

1976

National Theatre

By Ben Travers

GRAND MANOEUVRES

1974

National Theatre

By A.E. Ellis

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

1973

National Theatre

By Anton Chekhov, trans. Ronald Hingley

DESIGN FOR LIVING

1973

West End

By Noel Coward

DON'S PARTY

1973

Royal Court

By David Williamson

THE FRONT PAGE

1972

National Theatre

By Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur
Pays & Players Award

MACBETH

1972

National Theatre

By William Shakespeare

FORGET-ME-NOT LANE

1970

Greenwich Theatre

By Peter Nichols
Variety Magazine London Drama Critics' Award

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

1970

National Theatre

By Eugene O'Neill with Laurence Olivier as James Tyrone
Plays & Players Award

THE NATIONAL HEALTH

1968

National Theatre

By Peter Nichols

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

1968

West End

By Bertolt Brecht

WIDOWERS' HOUSES

1968

Royal Court

By Bernard Shaw

A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG

1967

West End/Broadway

By Peter Nichols

Film

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COUNTRY LIFE

1994

AFFC/Dalton Films

Writer & Director
FCCA Award for Best Screenplay Adaptation

PRIVATES ON PARADE

1982

Handmade Films/Paragon

By Peter Nichols

A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN SURF

1981

Writer & Director
Standard Film Award

Opera

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TOSCA

1992

Welsh National Opera

By Puccini

Other

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2013

Faber & Faber

A memoir of five years in the life of the National Theatre

ARGUMENTS WITH ENGLAND

2004

Faber & Faber

A memoir

AUSTRALIA FAIR

1985

Methuen

An anthology

NEXT SEASON

1968

Simon & Schuster

A novel
Still in print with Applause Books