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Mike Newell

Director, Actor

Man in the Iron Mask, TheMan in the Iron Mask, The (1976)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Jenny Agutter
Polished version of Dumas’ other great swashbuckler that encompasses The Three Musketeers, with Richard Chamberlain leading a great cast.
Awakening, The (1980)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Charlton Heston, Susannah York
Based on Bram Stoker's "The Jewel of Seven Stars", this large budget horror film fails to capitalise on a great cast and authentic Egyptian locations…
Bad BloodBad Blood (1981) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill
A gripping drama based on the factual account of Stan Graham, who in 1941 murdered four policemen and sparked one of the greatest manhunts in New…
Dance with a StrangerDance with a Stranger (1985) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett
A considered and compelling account of the final years of Ruth Ellis, the last woman in Britain to be hanged by the state, featuring a mesmerizing…
Enchanted AprilEnchanted April (1992) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker
A gentle, lucid ensemble piece about four women who escape the constrictions of Edwardian London for a month in a castle on the Riviera.
Four Weddings and a FuneralFour Weddings and a Funeral (1993) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah
Hugh Grant plays a loveable bachelor who is forever celebrating the romantic union of his friends, but is dreadfully reluctant to take the plunge…
Into the WestInto the West (1993) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Gabriel Byrne, David Kelly, Ellen Barkin
A grand ol' Irish tale about two gypsy boys who 'steal' back a majestic white mare and take off into the wild green yonder. Magical,…
An Awfully Big AdventureAn Awfully Big Adventure (1994)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman
After FOUR WEDDINGS, Hugh Grant and director Newell reteamed for this unlikely follow–up – a bleak backstage comedy charting a young…
Donnie BrascoDonnie Brasco (1997) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen
Riveting, true–life tale of an FBI agent's perilous infiltration of the New York Mafia in the 70s. A knife–edge dramatic tension is…
Pushing TinPushing Tin (1999)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett
The title is Air Traffic Controller jargon for getting all the jumbo–jets landing on time, and typifies the haywire humour of this workplace…

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