Roger Michell

Roger Michell (born 5 June 1956) is an English theatre, television and film director.

Changing Lanes (2002)

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

Enduring Love (2004)

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Samantha Morton  •  Bill Weston  •  Jeremy McCurdie

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Samantha Morton  •  Bill Weston  •  Jeremy McCurdie

Notting Hill (1999)

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William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Hugh Grant  •  Richard McCabe  •  Gina McKee

William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Hugh Grant  •  Richard McCabe  •  Gina McKee

Persuasion (1995)

This film adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel follows Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, who is persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young sea captain of meager means. Years later, money troubles force ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Amanda Root  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Susan Fleetwood  •  Fiona Shaw

This film adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel follows Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, who is persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young sea captain of meager means. Years later, money troubles force ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Amanda Root  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Susan Fleetwood  •  Fiona Shaw

The Mother (2003)

A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Anne Reid  •  Daniel Craig  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Steven Mackintosh

A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Anne Reid  •  Daniel Craig  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Steven Mackintosh

Titanic Town (1998)

Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear she stands up and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Nuala O'Neill  •  James Loughran

Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear she stands up and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Nuala O'Neill  •  James Loughran

Le Week-End (2013)

Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage. The film follows the couple as long-established tensions in their marriage break out in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Olly Alexander

Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage. The film follows the couple as long-established tensions in their marriage break out in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Olly Alexander

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Laura Linney  •  Olivia Colman

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Laura Linney  •  Olivia Colman

Morning Glory (2010)

A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Harrison Ford  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jeff Goldblum

A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Harrison Ford  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jeff Goldblum

My Night with Reg (1997)

Six gay friends discuss love, friendship and infidelity over the course of three significant evenings  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  David Bamber  •  Anthony Calf  •  John Duttine  •  Roger Frost

Six gay friends discuss love, friendship and infidelity over the course of three significant evenings  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  David Bamber  •  Anthony Calf  •  John Duttine  •  Roger Frost

Venus (2006)

Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their give-and-take surprises ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Leslie Phillips  •  Beatrice Savoretti  •  Philip Fox

Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their give-and-take surprises ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Leslie Phillips  •  Beatrice Savoretti  •  Philip Fox

Birthday (2015)

Sky Arts’ adaptation of Joe Penhall’s 2012 Royal Court play Birthday sees Mangan reprise the role of Ed who endures a caesarian birth with his high-flying wife by his side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Stephen Mangan  •  Anna Maxwell Martin  •  Llewella Gideon  •  Louise Brealey

Sky Arts’ adaptation of Joe Penhall’s 2012 Royal Court play Birthday sees Mangan reprise the role of Ed who endures a caesarian birth with his high-flying wife by his side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Stephen Mangan  •  Anna Maxwell Martin  •  Llewella Gideon  •  Louise Brealey

Burst (2004)

A short film about fictional actor Maxwell McCourtney, featuring the cast and crew of 'Enduring Love'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivia Peniston-Bird
CAST:  Barrie McCulloch  •  Sarah Hough  •  Iona Ledwidge  •  Chevy

A short film about fictional actor Maxwell McCourtney, featuring the cast and crew of 'Enduring Love'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivia Peniston-Bird
CAST:  Barrie McCulloch  •  Sarah Hough  •  Iona Ledwidge  •  Chevy

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Sam Claflin  •  Holliday Grainger  •  Iain Glen

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Sam Claflin  •  Holliday Grainger  •  Iain Glen

Nothing Like a Dame (2018)

BBC Arena's documentary on the Dames of British Theatre and film featuring Maggie Smith, Elieen Atkins, Judi Dench and Joan Plowright on screen together for the first time as they reminisce over a long summer weekend in a house Joan once shared with Sir Laurence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Judi Dench  •  Robert Altman  •  Eileen Atkins

BBC Arena's documentary on the Dames of British Theatre and film featuring Maggie Smith, Elieen Atkins, Judi Dench and Joan Plowright on screen together for the first time as they reminisce over a long summer weekend in a house Joan once shared with Sir Laurence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Judi Dench  •  Robert Altman  •  Eileen Atkins

Blackbird (2019)

A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Winslet  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Rainn Wilson

A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Winslet  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Rainn Wilson

The Duke (2021)

In 1961, a 60 year old taxi driver stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. What happened next became the stuff of legend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Fionn Whitehead  •  Aimee Kelly

In 1961, a 60 year old taxi driver stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. What happened next became the stuff of legend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Fionn Whitehead  •  Aimee Kelly

Mood Music (2020)

In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints and recriminations Cat and Bernard inflict a devastating toll on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Chaplin  •  Pip Carter  •  Kurt Egyiawan  •  Seána Kerslake

In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints and recriminations Cat and Bernard inflict a devastating toll on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Chaplin  •  Pip Carter  •  Kurt Egyiawan  •  Seána Kerslake

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

A feature adaptation of Zelda la Grange’s book, a personal tribute to the late South African leader and freedom fighter, one of the dominant figures in global politics in the second half of the 20th century. After his presidency, Mandela picked La Grange to serve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
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A feature adaptation of Zelda la Grange’s book, a personal tribute to the late South African leader and freedom fighter, one of the dominant figures in global politics in the second half of the 20th century. After his presidency, Mandela picked La Grange to serve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
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Elizabeth (2022)

Elizabeth is an archive-based documentary film about the Queen. A celebration. A truly cinematic mystery-tour up and down the decades: poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate, mischievous, in awe. Funny. Moving. Different. The Queen as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
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Elizabeth is an archive-based documentary film about the Queen. A celebration. A truly cinematic mystery-tour up and down the decades: poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate, mischievous, in awe. Funny. Moving. Different. The Queen as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
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