Roger Michell was born in South Africa and as a child lived in Beirut, Damascus and Prague. He studied at Cambridge, where he won the RSC Buzz Goodbody Award at the National Student Drama Festival in 1977 and a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival that same year. He has subsequently directed plays at the National Theatre, the Old Vic, Lyric Hammersmith, Donmar, Hampstead, Royal Court, Almeida, in the West End and on Broadway, and for six years he was resident director at the RSC. In the early ‘90s he began directing for the screen, and his work includes the award-winning mini-series Buddha of Suburbia, and feature films Persuasion, Notting Hill, Enduring Love and Morning Glory, amongst others. He has received many awards for his film work, including two BAFTAs, an Evening Standard Award, two EMPIRE Awards, a Critics’ Circle Award and accolades from festivals around the world.
|2015 Jury Member|