Anglo-Scottish director-producer-writer, Hugh Hudson began his career as a filmmaker in documentaries, producing and directing many award winning films. Most notable of these was a 90 minute biography of Fangio, the five times race-car champion, which was distributed in Europe and South America. In the late sixties and throughout the seventies he was directing and producing television commercials, becoming one of the most prestigious advertising directors in Great Britain.
In the eighties he graduated to feature films. The main theme of this career, consisting of 8 full length feature films is the search for personal identity: Chariots Of Fire, Greystoke, Revolution, Lumiere & Co, Lost Angels, I Dreamed Of Africa, My Life So Far.
His films deal with men and women separated from society, trying to find a true identity for themselves, fighting against forces of prejudice and compromise. Both period and modern dramas, often set in far distant lands, they encompass emotionally intimate human and family stories, yet contain an epic sense of time and place. An outstanding visual sense, and the use of powerful sweeping music are hallmarks of his work.
|2005 Jury Member|