Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson is an English film director. His best-known international success is the 1981 multiple Academy Award-winning film, Chariots of Fire.

Chariots of Fire (1981)

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In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Ben Cross  •  Ian Charleson  •  Cheryl Campbell  •  Alice Krige

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Ben Cross  •  Ian Charleson  •  Cheryl Campbell  •  Alice Krige

I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, Emanuele, and her new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Vincent Perez  •  Liam Aiken  •  Daniel Craig

Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, Emanuele, and her new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Vincent Perez  •  Liam Aiken  •  Daniel Craig

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Ian Holm

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Ian Holm

Revolution (1985)

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Sid Owen

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Sid Owen

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

The King of Ads (1991)

A collection of European T.V. commercials directed by a variety of well-known directors from across Europe and the U.S. Compiled and produced by Jean-Marie Boursicot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  David Lynch  •  Ridley Scott  •  Sergio Leone  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Federico Fellini  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Dick Lundy  •  Carlos Saura  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Franco Zeffirelli  •  Giuseppe Tornatore  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Dario Argento  •  Jean-Jacques Annaud  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Tony Scott  •  Michel Israël  •  Paul J. Smith  •  Étienne Chatiliez  •  Walter Lantz  •  Gérard Pirès  •  Bob Giraldi  •  Hugh Hudson  •  David Bailey  •  Joe Pytka  •  Maurizio Nichetti  •  Bruce Weber  •  Jean-Pierre Mocky  •  Just Jaeckin  •  Don Patterson  •  Jean-Baptiste Mondino  •  Helmut Newton  •  Jean-Paul Goude  •  Jean-Marie Boursicot  •  Alain Franchet  •  Robert Delpire  •  Ricardo Albiñana  •  Atsuta  •  Julian Cottrell  •  Eric De La Hosseray  •  Jaime De La Pena  •  Theo Delaney  •  Martin Lobo  •  The Molotov Brothers  •  Håkan Sjödin  •  Richard Slogett  •  J. Taylor
CAST:  Grace Jones  •  Vanessa Paradis  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

A collection of European T.V. commercials directed by a variety of well-known directors from across Europe and the U.S. Compiled and produced by Jean-Marie Boursicot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  David Lynch  •  Ridley Scott  •  Sergio Leone  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Federico Fellini  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Dick Lundy  •  Carlos Saura  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Franco Zeffirelli  •  Giuseppe Tornatore  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Dario Argento  •  Jean-Jacques Annaud  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Tony Scott  •  Michel Israël  •  Paul J. Smith  •  Étienne Chatiliez  •  Walter Lantz  •  Gérard Pirès  •  Bob Giraldi  •  Hugh Hudson  •  David Bailey  •  Joe Pytka  •  Maurizio Nichetti  •  Bruce Weber  •  Jean-Pierre Mocky  •  Just Jaeckin  •  Don Patterson  •  Jean-Baptiste Mondino  •  Helmut Newton  •  Jean-Paul Goude  •  Jean-Marie Boursicot  •  Alain Franchet  •  Robert Delpire  •  Ricardo Albiñana  •  Atsuta  •  Julian Cottrell  •  Eric De La Hosseray  •  Jaime De La Pena  •  Theo Delaney  •  Martin Lobo  •  The Molotov Brothers  •  Håkan Sjödin  •  Richard Slogett  •  J. Taylor
CAST:  Grace Jones  •  Vanessa Paradis  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

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DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Juan Manuel Fangio

Lost Angels (1989)

Rich L.A. party brat Tim spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist who has taken an interest in him, will Tim try to pull ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Adam Horovitz  •  Amy Locane  •  Don Bloomfield

Rich L.A. party brat Tim spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist who has taken an interest in him, will Tim try to pull ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Adam Horovitz  •  Amy Locane  •  Don Bloomfield

My Life So Far (1999)

A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors hoping to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Rosemary Harris  •  Irène Jacob  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors hoping to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Rosemary Harris  •  Irène Jacob  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Finding Altamira (2016)

The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Golshifteh Farahani  •  Rupert Everett  •  Pierre Niney

The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Golshifteh Farahani  •  Rupert Everett  •  Pierre Niney

Rupture: A Matter of Life OR Death (2011)

Maryam d'Abo suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage in 2007 and is lucky to be alive. Her experience inspired this film, made by her film director husband (Chariots of Fire, Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Revolution). It leads the viewer on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Maryam d'Abo  •  Nigel Havers

Maryam d'Abo suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage in 2007 and is lucky to be alive. Her experience inspired this film, made by her film director husband (Chariots of Fire, Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Revolution). It leads the viewer on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Maryam d'Abo  •  Nigel Havers

The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007)

A look at the visual design of the film The Shining (1980).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Janusz Kamiński  •  Caleb Deschanel  •  Sydney Pollack  •  John Baxter

A look at the visual design of the film The Shining (1980).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Janusz Kamiński  •  Caleb Deschanel  •  Sydney Pollack  •  John Baxter

View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007)

An overview of the making of, and a look at the continuing popularity of, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jan Harlan  •  Paul Duncan  •  John Baxter

An overview of the making of, and a look at the continuing popularity of, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jan Harlan  •  Paul Duncan  •  John Baxter

Design for Today (1965)

A musical celebration of British innovations within a typical home. Part of BFI collection "Design for Today."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
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A musical celebration of British innovations within a typical home. Part of BFI collection "Design for Today."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
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Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007)

Documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Arthur C. Clarke  •  John Baxter  •  Anthony Frewin  •  Dennis Muren

Documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Arthur C. Clarke  •  John Baxter  •  Anthony Frewin  •  Dennis Muren

Nostromo: David Lean's Impossible Dream (2017)

Documentary about David Lean's unfinished attempt of adapting Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro González Bermúdez
CAST:  David Lean  •  Christopher Hampton  •  Jon Apaolaza  •  Georges Corraface

Documentary about David Lean's unfinished attempt of adapting Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro González Bermúdez
CAST:  David Lean  •  Christopher Hampton  •  Jon Apaolaza  •  Georges Corraface

The Making of Ryan's Daughter (2006)

Feature-lenght documentary, divided in three episodes (Storm rising, Storm chaser and Eye of the storm), describing the making of Ryan's Daughter as well as the critical reaction to it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  John Boorman  •  Eddie Fowlie  •  Richard Schickel

Feature-lenght documentary, divided in three episodes (Storm rising, Storm chaser and Eye of the storm), describing the making of Ryan's Daughter as well as the critical reaction to it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  John Boorman  •  Eddie Fowlie  •  Richard Schickel

Tiger's Nest

In the valleys of the Himalayas, an orphan boy saves a Bengal tiger cub from the ruthless poachers who killed the tiger's mother. Together they set out in the Himalayan mountains to the Taktsang monastery in Bhutan known as "The Tiger's Nest" where Buddhist monks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson  •  Brando Quilici
CAST:  Sunny Pawar  •  Claudia Gerini  •  Amandeep Singh  •  Yoon C. Joyce

In the valleys of the Himalayas, an orphan boy saves a Bengal tiger cub from the ruthless poachers who killed the tiger's mother. Together they set out in the Himalayan mountains to the Taktsang monastery in Bhutan known as "The Tiger's Nest" where Buddhist monks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson  •  Brando Quilici
CAST:  Sunny Pawar  •  Claudia Gerini  •  Amandeep Singh  •  Yoon C. Joyce