James Ivory

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an American film director, best known for the results of his long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, which included both Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards. Ivory has been nominated three times for the Best Director Oscar, and won his first Academy Award at the age of 89 in 2018, Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Ivory, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Surviving Picasso (1996)

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

A Room with a View (1985)

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julian Sands

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julian Sands

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience health problems. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Jane Birkin  •  Barbara Hershey

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience health problems. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Jane Birkin  •  Barbara Hershey

Autobiography of a Princess (1975)

On the birthday of her late father, a deposed Maharaja, a displaced Indian princess living in London and his former private secretary watch home movies and reminisce about royal India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Mason  •  Madhur Jaffrey  •  Diane Fletcher  •  Timothy Bateson

On the birthday of her late father, a deposed Maharaja, a displaced Indian princess living in London and his former private secretary watch home movies and reminisce about royal India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Mason  •  Madhur Jaffrey  •  Diane Fletcher  •  Timothy Bateson

Bombay Talkie (1970)

An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the movie's leading man while the screenwriter chases after her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Jennifer Kendal  •  Zia Mohyeddin  •  Aparna Sen

An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the movie's leading man while the screenwriter chases after her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Jennifer Kendal  •  Zia Mohyeddin  •  Aparna Sen

Howards End (1992)

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A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emma Thompson  •  Anthony Hopkins

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emma Thompson  •  Anthony Hopkins

Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (1978)

This lighthearted romp through Royal India presents a world of Maharajas, palaces, imperiled art objects, and the foreign collectors who will stop at nothing to possess them. Peggy Ashcroft and Larry Pine star as two rapacious art collectors who come to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Larry Pine  •  Saeed Jaffrey  •  Victor Banerjee

This lighthearted romp through Royal India presents a world of Maharajas, palaces, imperiled art objects, and the foreign collectors who will stop at nothing to possess them. Peggy Ashcroft and Larry Pine star as two rapacious art collectors who come to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Larry Pine  •  Saeed Jaffrey  •  Victor Banerjee

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandiwe Newton

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandiwe Newton

Le Divorce (2003)

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Catherine Samie

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Catherine Samie

Maurice (1987)

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Saundra McClain  •  Margaret Welsh

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Saundra McClain  •  Margaret Welsh

Quartet (1981)

When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Maggie Smith  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Anthony Higgins

When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Maggie Smith  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Anthony Higgins

Savages (1972)

A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Lewis J. Stadlen  •  Anne Francine  •  Thayer David  •  Susan Blakely

A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Lewis J. Stadlen  •  Anne Francine  •  Thayer David  •  Susan Blakely

Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

The story of a family troupe of English actors who travel around the towns and villages in India giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become hotel owners, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Felicity Kendal  •  Geoffrey Kendal  •  Laura Liddell

The story of a family troupe of English actors who travel around the towns and villages in India giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become hotel owners, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Felicity Kendal  •  Geoffrey Kendal  •  Laura Liddell

Slaves of New York (1989)

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Madeleine Potter

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Madeleine Potter

The Bostonians (1984)

A bored lawyer and a suffragette vie for the attention of a faith healer's charismatic daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Nancy Marchand

A bored lawyer and a suffragette vie for the attention of a faith healer's charismatic daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Nancy Marchand

The Europeans (1979)

A New England household is upset by the arrival of two cousins from Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Robin Ellis  •  Wesley Addy  •  Tim Choate

A New England household is upset by the arrival of two cousins from Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Robin Ellis  •  Wesley Addy  •  Tim Choate

The Guru (1969)

Britain's top pop artiste, Tom Pickle, travels to Bombay, India, circa 1960s to learn to play the sitar from renowned maestro Ustad Zafar Khan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Rita Tushingham  •  Michael York  •  Utpal Dutt  •  Madhur Jaffrey

Britain's top pop artiste, Tom Pickle, travels to Bombay, India, circa 1960s to learn to play the sitar from renowned maestro Ustad Zafar Khan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Rita Tushingham  •  Michael York  •  Utpal Dutt  •  Madhur Jaffrey

The Householder (1963)

Follows the fortunes of a young teacher Prem (Shashi Kapoor) who isn't ready to take on the responsibilities of his arranged marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Leela Naidu  •  Durga Khote  •  Achala Sachdev

Follows the fortunes of a young teacher Prem (Shashi Kapoor) who isn't ready to take on the responsibilities of his arranged marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Leela Naidu  •  Durga Khote  •  Achala Sachdev

The Remains of the Day (1993)

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A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve
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