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Creator / Michael Winterbottom

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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?

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