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John Madden was born on April 8, 1949 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He is a director and producer, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and The Debt (2010). See full bio »
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 2013 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2013)
 2010/I The Debt
 2008 Killshot
 2005 Proof
 1997 Mrs Brown
 1996 Truth or Dare (TV Movie)
 1990-1995 Inspector Morse (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Dead on Time (1992)
- Promised Land (1991)
 1995 Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (TV Movie)
 1994 Screen One (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Meat (1994)
 1994 Golden Gate
 1993 Ethan Frome
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1990 The Widowmaker (TV Movie)
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Final Demands (1989)
- Winds of Change (1989)
- Fathers and Sons (1989)
 1987 A Wreath of Roses (TV Movie)
 1986 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Grown-Ups (1985)
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Poppyland (1985)
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Directed the radio adaptations of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), originally broadcast on National Public Radio.

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Has directed 3 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Judi Dench (Best Actress, Mrs Brown (1997), Best Supporting Actress, Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Best Actress, Shakespeare in Love (1998)), and Geoffrey Rush (Best Supporting Actor, Shakespeare in Love (1998)). Dench (for her second nominated turn in a Madden film) and Paltrow won Oscars for their performances. See more »

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