Mike Leigh

Writer/Director

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VERA DRAKE - SCREENPLAY

2008

Faber

* Winner of The Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 2004
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Director, 77th Academy Awards 2005
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, 77th Academy Awards 2005
* Nominated for Best Film, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Winner of David Lean Best Director, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Nominated for Alexander Korda Award, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Winner of Best Director, BIFA 2004
* Winner of Best British Independent Film, BIFA 2004
* Winner of Best Achievement in Production, BIFA 2004
* Winner of Best Fim, 32nd Evening Standard Awards 2005

TWO THOUSAND YEARS - SCRIPT

2006

Faber

The script of the National Theatre play.
"Absolutely terrific, at times as screamingly funny as ABIGAIL`S PARTY, at others painfully touching and true as such superb Leigh films as SECRETS AND LIES and VERA DRAKE. This is vintage Leigh." (Daily Telegraph)
"This is not simply a play about families. Leigh is also writing about the crisis of loss of faith: about a world in which people have increasingly lost their beliefs in politics, religion and social progress. This is a passionate, funny, moving and well-observed play." (Michael Billington, The Guardian)

ALL OR NOTHING - SCREENPLAY

2002

Faber

"Absolutely terrific, at times as screamingly funny as ABIGAIL`S PARTY, at others painfully touching and true as such superb Leigh films as SECRETS AND LIES and VERA DRAKE. This is vintage Leigh." (Daily Telegraph)
"This is not simply a play about families. Leigh is also writing about the crisis of loss of faith: about a world in which people have increasingly lost their beliefs in politics, religion and social progress. This is a passionate, funny, moving and well-observed play." (Michael Billington, The Guardian)

TOPSY TURVY - SCREENPLAY

2000

Faber

Oscar nomination, Best Original Screenplay, 2000
* BAFTA nomination, Best Original Screenplay, 2000
* BAFTA nomination, Best British Film, 2000
* New York Critics` Circle Best Film and Best Director, 2000
* Evening Standard Film Awards Best Film, 2001

NAKED - SCREENPLAY

2000

Faber

* Palme d`Or nomination, Cannes Film Festival, 1993
* BAFTA nomination, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, 1994

SECRETS AND LIES

1997

Faber

* Oscar nominations: Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, 1997
* Golden Globe nomination, Best Picture, 1997
* BAFTA winner, Best Original Screenplay, 1997
* Palme d`Or Winner, Cannes Film Festival 1996
* London Critics` Circle Best Film and Best Director, 1997

CAREER GIRLS

1997

Faber

Two young women who shared a flat at university meet again six years later. As they renew acquaintance with each other, their past comes flooding back, and in the course of a weekend they come face-to-face with the inadequacy of their lives and the diminishment of their dreams.

LIFE IS SWEET

1994

Faber

* London Critics` Circle winner, Best British Film, 1992

HIGH HOPES

1994

Faber

* Winner FIPRESCI Award, Venice Film Festival, 1998
* Winner of Evening Standard Awards, Peter Sellers Award for Comedy, 1989

ECSTACY

1989

Nick Hern Books

SMELLING A RAT

1989

Nick Hern Books

ABIGAIL'S PARTY

1979

SAMUEL FRENCH

Non-Fiction

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MIKE LEIGH ON MIKE LEIGH

2008

Faber

Five-time Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner, the only British director to have won the top prize at both Cannes (for "Secrets and Lies") and Venice (for "Vera Drake"), Mike Leigh is unquestionably one of world cinema's pre-eminent figures. Now, in this definitive career-length interview, he reflects on all that has gone into the making of his unique body of work. Leigh's work has always reflected its times, whether the harsh studies of "Meantime and Naked" or the humor of the now-legendary "Abigail's Party" and "Nuts in May". Above all, Leigh is an accomplished storyteller, and these films deal with universal themes: births, marriages and deaths, parenthood and failed relationships, families and their secrets and lies.

Film, TV & Theatre

In Development

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PETERLOO

2017

Thin Man Films

Film

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MR TURNER

2014

Thin Man Films

with Timothy Spall, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson & Lesley Manville

ANOTHER YEAR

2010

Thin Man Films

with Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville & David Bradley
*Nominated for Oscar for Best Original Screenplay 2011
*Nominated BAFTA Film Award for Outstanding British Film 2011
*Nominated for Best Director British Independent Film Awards 2011
*Nominated Best Film Evening Standard British Film Awards 2011
*Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention Cannes Film Festival 2010
*Nominated Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival 2010

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

2008

Thin Man Films

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, 81st Academy Awards
* Nominated for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Golden Globes 2009
* Winner of Best Director, National Society of Film Critic Awards, 2009
* Winner of Best Screenplay, National Society of Film Critic Awards, 2009
* Winner of Best Director, New York Critics’ Circle Awards, 2009

VERA DRAKE

2004

Thin Man Films

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Imelda Staunton, Phil Davies, Daniel Mays, Alex Kelly, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney.
* Winner of The Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 2004
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Director, 77th Academy Awards 2005
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, 77th Academy Awards 2005
* Nominated for Best Film, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Winner of David Lean Best Director, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Nominated for Alexander Korda Award, BAFTA Awards 2005
* Winner of Best Director, BIFA 2004
* Winner of Best British Independent Film, BIFA 2004
* Winner of Best Achievement in Production, BIFA 2004
* Winner of Best Fim, 32nd Evening Standard Awards 2005

ALL OR NOTHING

2002

Thin Man Films/UA

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Timothy Spall, Leslie Manville
* Nominated for Golden Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2002
* Winner of British Film of the Year, LCCFA 2002

TOPSY TURVY

1999

Thin Man Films/October Films

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Dexter Fletcher, Timothy Spall, Leslie Manville, Jim Broadbent
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Writing, Academy Awards 2000
* Nominated for Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 1999
* Nominated for Best British Film, BAFTA Awards 2000
* Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 2000
* Winner of Best Film, Evening Standard Film Awards 2001
* Nominated for Best Director, British Independent Film Awards 2000
* Nominated for British Film of the Year, LCCFA 2001
* Nominated for Best Director of the Year, LCCFA 2001
* Nominated for Best Screenwriter of the Year, LCCFA 2001
* Winner of Best Film, New York Critics Circle Awards 2000
* Winner of Best Director, New York Critics Circle Awards 2000

CAREER GIRLS

1997

Thin Man Films/Channel 4

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

SECRETS AND LIES

1996

Thin Man Films/Channel 4

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
* Winner of the Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 1996
* Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 1996
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Writing, Academy Awards 1997
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Director, Academy Awards 1997
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Picture, Academy Awards 1997
* Winner of Best Foreign Film, Cesar Awards 1997
* Winner of Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, BAFTA Awards 1997
* Winner of Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 1997
* Nominated for David Lean Award for Direction, BAFTA Awards 1997
* Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Golden Globes 1997
* Nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, DGA Awards 1997
* Winner of Best Director, LA Film Critics Association, Best Director 1996
* Winner of Director of the Year, LCCFA 1997
* Winner of British Film of the Year, LCCFA 1997

NAKED

1993

Thin Man Films/Fine Line

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp
* Winner of Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 1993
* Nominated for Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival 1993
* Nominated for Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, BAFTA Awards 1994

LIFE IS SWEET

1990

Thin Man/Channel 4/British Screen

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks, Stephen Rea, Timothy Spall
* Winner of Best Film, US National Society of Film Critics Awards 1992
* Winner of British Film of the Year, LCCFA Awards 1992

HIGH HOPES

1988

Portman/Channel 4

Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Victor Glynn
with Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Dore
* Winner of FIPRESCI Award, Venice Film Festival 1988
* Winner of Peter Sellers Award for Comedy, Evening Standard British Film Awards 1989

BLEAK MOMENTS

1970

Memorial/Autumn Productions

Produced by Les Blair
with Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson

Television

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A SENSE OF HISTORY

1992

Channel 4

Produced by Simon Channing Williams
with Stephen Bill, Jim Broadbent
* Nominated for Best Short Film, BAFTA Awards 1993

THE SHORT AND CURLIES

1987

Channel 4

Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Victor Glynn
with Alison Steadman, David Thewlis
* Nominated for Best Short Film, BAFTA Awards 1988

MEANTIME

1984

Central/G Benson

Produced by Graham Benson
with Phil Davis, Pam Ferris

HOME SWEET HOME

1982

BBC

Produced by Louis Marks
with Timothy Spall, Frances Barber

GROWN UPS

1980

BBC

Produced by Louis Marks
with Brenda Blethyn, Phil Davis, Lindsay Duncan, Leslie Manville

WHO'S WHO

1979

BBC

Produced by Margaret Matheson
with Lavinia Bertram, Simon Chandler, Phil Davis

ABIGAIL'S PARTY

1977

BBC

Produced by Margaret Matheson
with Alison Steadman

KISS OF DEATH

1977

BBC

Produced by David Rose
with Kay Adshead, Angela Curran

KNOCK FOR KNOCK

1976

BBC

Produced by Tara Prem
with Meryl Hampton, Sam Kelly, Anthony O’Donnell

NUTS IN MAY

1976

BBC

Produced by David Rose
with Alison Steadman, Anthony O’Donnell

THE PERMISSIVE SOCIETY

1975

BBC

Produced by Tara Prem
with Rachel Davies, Bob Mason, Veronica Roberts

Theatre

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ABIGAIL'S PARTY

2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions

Tour

GRIEF

National Theatre

TWO THOUSAND YEARS

National Theatre

IT'S A GREAT BIG SHAME

Stratford East

GREEK TRAGEDY

Belvoir St Theatre/Edinburgh/Stratford East

SMELLING A RAT

Hampstead

GOOSE PIMPLES

Hampstead/R Fox

ECSTACY

Hampstead

ABIGAIL'S PARTY

Hampstead

SILENT MAJORITY

Bush

BABIES GROW OLD

RSC

BLEAK MOMENTS

Open Space

Short Films

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A RUNNING JUMP

With Eddie Marsan
Inspired by the 2012 Olympics