Roger Michell

Roger Michell

  • Born: 1956-6-5
  • Birthplace: South Africa
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  • Profession: Director, producer, screenwriter
  • Nationality: South Africa
  • Representative Works: Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, The Mother, Enduring Love, Le Week-End, My Cousin Rachel, Blackbird
  • Roger Michell (Roger Michell, 1956-September 22, 2021 [17] ) , was born in South Africa, a South African director, producer, and screenwriter. 
    In 1992, filmed the first TV drama "Downtown Lagos". On September 27, 1995, the filming of the TV work " Persuasion " premiered, the play won the 49th British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards TV Award-Best TV Film. On May 21, 1999, the directed romance film " Notting Hill " was released. The film won the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film, and the 53rd British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Audience Award [1]  . On April 12, 2002, the thriller film " Changing Lanes " was released. On October 9, 2003, the directed romantic movie " The Mother " was released, which won the 7th Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Goblet Award-Best Picture nomination [2]  . On November 26, 2004, the thriller film " Enduring Love " was released. On September 9, 2006, the directed feature film " Venus " was released.
    On November 10, 2010, the romantic comedy " Morning Glory " was released. On December 7, 2012, the directed biographical film " Hyde Park on Hudson " was released. On October 11, 2013, the comedy film " Le Week-End " was released, which was nominated for the Best Comedy Award at the 27th European Film Awards [3]  . On June 9, 2017, the suspenseful romance " My Cousin Rachel " directed and served as a producer and screenwriter was released. On May 2, 2018, the documentary film "Impression of the Countess" was released. On September 6, 2019, the directed feature film " Blackbird " was released, which was nominated for the Golden Shell Award at the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival [4]  .
    On September 22, 2021, Roger Michell’s family announced his death, without revealing the specific circumstances such as the cause [17]  .

    Character Evaluation

    Roger Michell is an excellent filmmaker, always known for his love scenes. In the movie "My Cousin Rachel", Roger Michell seems to have adapted the original work of the same name in 1952 intact, but clearly and directly unearthed contemporary gender topics that were originally ambiguous in the original work. Compared with the 1952 version, Roger Michell clearly pointed out in the film that this story can fit into the core of the pain points of contemporary gender relations. The movie "Blackbird" directed by him is profound but slow    . review)
    The success of "My Cousin Rachel" stems from the precise and clever expression of the main theme of the film. Director Roger Michell let the film exude, like a long one-note version of bass or piano. The film did not give a clear explanation. The audience needs to judge whether Rachel is good or bad. It is this uncertainty that gives the film an open interpretation   .
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      Captain Wentworth: No, I am here for a lecture on navigation. Am I in the wrong place?