MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM's film credits include Butterfly Kiss (1994) and Go Now
(1995), which won him his second Prix Europa. Jude (1995), with Christopher
Eccleston and Kate Winslet, premiered at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes and won
The Michael Powell Award for Best Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival and The Golden
Hitchcock Award at Dinard.
In 1996 Michael was in competition at Ca
nnes with Welcome to Sarajevo. I Want
You (1997) competed at Berlin in 1998. These were followed by With or Without You
and Wonderland, which was selected for competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival
and played at Edinburgh. Wonderland won the British Independence Film Award for
Best Film and was nominated for Best British Film at the 2000 BAFTA's.
2001 saw The Claim, which played in competition at Berlin. It was followed by a
return to official competition at Cannes in 2002 with 24 Hour Party People. This year
Michael finished the concert movie 9 Songs, and is currently looking for a distributor.
Michael returned to Berlin last year with In This World, which won a total of three
prizes, including the Golden Bear. He is developing Roddy Doyle's A Star Called Henry
as well as a number of other titles.
Michael has also worked as an executive producer with his longtime producer
Andrew Eaton (through their company Revolution Films) on Damien O'Donnell's followup
to East Is East, Heartlands (released in the UK in spring 2003), and Stephen Fry's
directorial debut, Bright Young Things, which was released in the UK last autumn. With
Andrew, Michael is currently executive producing Tracey Emin's first feature, Top Spot,
and The Stars' Tennis Balls, Stephen Fry's adaptation of his novel. Additionally,
Michael executive produced Resurrection Man, produced by Andrew Eaton and directed
by Marc Evans in 1997.
Currently, Michael is working on his next film, Tristram Shandy, which he hopes
to start shooting in September. The film is based upon the book by Lawrence Sterne.
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