Creator / Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom (born 1961) is prolific director from the North of England. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he has directed 27 films and television series. His work can be broken down into five different categories:
- Idiosyncratic adaptations of classic English literature.
- Hard-boiled dramas, often of a historical/political bent.
- Wacky comedies of manners, often featuring pompous figures in cameos or even as themselves.
- Introspective family dramas.
- Socially conscious documentaries.
Believe it or not, there's a lot of overlap between these. Did we mention he was from the North?
Tropes common to the works of Michael Winterbottom: