Mike Newell

Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for the screen and for television. After the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005, Newell became the third most commercially successful British director in recent years, behind Christopher Nolan and David Yates, as confirmed by the UK Film Council in their 2010 Statistical Yearbook. Newell won the BAFTA Award for Best Direction in 1994 for Four Weddings and a Funeral and the BAFTA Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing for his career prior to 2005. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mike Newell (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dance with a Stranger (1985)

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Donnie Brasco (1997)

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Michael Madsen  •  Bruno Kirby  •  James Russo

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Michael Madsen  •  Bruno Kirby  •  James Russo

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

CharmingFunnyRomanticClassic

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

AdventurousAction-packedBrilliantDark

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

Into the West (1992)

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Ciarán Fitzgerald  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Ciarán Fitzgerald  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Thought provokingSlow movingMindlessBeautiful

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Pushing Tin (1999)

Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Angelina Jolie

Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Angelina Jolie

Enchanted April (1991)

UpliftingPowerfulBeautifulInsightful

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Josie Lawrence  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Joan Plowright  •  Polly Walker

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Josie Lawrence  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Joan Plowright  •  Polly Walker

Birth of a Nation (1983)

A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Robert Stephens  •  Bruce Myers  •  Richard Butler

A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Robert Stephens  •  Bruce Myers  •  Richard Butler

Soursweet (1988)

Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while Lily does the housekeeping, daydreaming of setting up their own business, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Sylvia Chang  •  Danny Dun  •  Jodi Long  •  Soon-Tek Oh

Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while Lily does the housekeeping, daydreaming of setting up their own business, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Sylvia Chang  •  Danny Dun  •  Jodi Long  •  Soon-Tek Oh

Ready When You Are, Mr McGill (1976)

A film extra has won a chance for the big break in his career. He has two crucial lines in a television film, but nothing goes according to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Joe Black  •  Jack Shepherd  •  Mark Wing-Davey  •  Stanley Lebor

A film extra has won a chance for the big break in his career. He has two crucial lines in a television film, but nothing goes according to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Joe Black  •  Jack Shepherd  •  Mark Wing-Davey  •  Stanley Lebor

Great Expectations (2012)

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's 'Uncle Pumblechook' to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Robbie Coltrane

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's 'Uncle Pumblechook' to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Robbie Coltrane

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (1999)

In the seventeenth film in the series, in 1918, a top-secret mission for French Intelligence brings Indy to Istanbul. Exploring the city's dark and dangerous streets, he is thrust into a web of betrayal and murder when he discovers a vile Turkish plot to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell  •  Dick Maas
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Katherine Butler  •  Keith Szarabajka  •  Peter Firth

In the seventeenth film in the series, in 1918, a top-secret mission for French Intelligence brings Indy to Istanbul. Exploring the city's dark and dangerous streets, he is thrust into a web of betrayal and murder when he discovers a vile Turkish plot to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell  •  Dick Maas
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Katherine Butler  •  Keith Szarabajka  •  Peter Firth

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (2000)

In the third film in the series, in 1908, Henry Jones Sr. takes his wife, son and the boy's tutor to the world's first psycho-analytical conference in Viena, Austria. Young Indy meets Princess Sophie of Austia, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and develops deep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August  •  Mike Newell
CAST:  Corey Carrier  •  Margaret Tyzack  •  Ruth de Sosa  •  Lloyd Owen

In the third film in the series, in 1908, Henry Jones Sr. takes his wife, son and the boy's tutor to the world's first psycho-analytical conference in Viena, Austria. Young Indy meets Princess Sophie of Austia, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and develops deep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August  •  Mike Newell
CAST:  Corey Carrier  •  Margaret Tyzack  •  Ruth de Sosa  •  Lloyd Owen

An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

Liverpool. 1947. Right after World War II, a star struck naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Hugh Grant  •  Georgina Cates  •  Rita Tushingham

Liverpool. 1947. Right after World War II, a star struck naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Hugh Grant  •  Georgina Cates  •  Rita Tushingham

The Awakening (1980)

When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Susannah York  •  Jill Townsend  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Susannah York  •  Jill Townsend  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the forfeit of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Joshua Zuehlke  •  Alex English  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  William Petersen

Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the forfeit of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Joshua Zuehlke  •  Alex English  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  William Petersen

Bad Blood (1982)

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people. The police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Carol Burns  •  Denis Lill  •  Donna Akersten

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people. The police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Carol Burns  •  Denis Lill  •  Donna Akersten

The Good Father (1985)

Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Harriet Walter  •  Frances Viner

Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Harriet Walter  •  Frances Viner

Charlton Heston and Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey (2011)

Feature-length documentary chronicling Charlton Heston's life while filming Ben Hur. Includes behind-the-scenes content and home-movie footage from the Heston family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Fraser Clarke Heston  •  Joe Canutt  •  Julian Glover  •  Hildegard Neil

Feature-length documentary chronicling Charlton Heston's life while filming Ben Hur. Includes behind-the-scenes content and home-movie footage from the Heston family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Fraser Clarke Heston  •  Joe Canutt  •  Julian Glover  •  Hildegard Neil
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