Michael Radford


Michael Anderson Radford (born 24 February 1946) is an Indian-born English film director and screenwriter. He began his career as a documentary director and television comedy writer before transitioning into features in the early 1980s. His best-known credits include the 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four starring John Hurt and Richard Burton (in his final role), the Shakespeare adaptation The Merchant of Venice, the true crime drama White Mischief, and the 1994 Italian-language comedy drama Il Postino: The Postman, for which he won the BAFTA Awards for Best Direction and Best Film Not in the English Language, and earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Sugar (1976) – short
  • Van Morrison in Ireland (1980) – documentary
  • The White Bird Passes (1980) – TV movie
  • La Belle Isobel (1982) – TV movie
  • Another Time, Another Place (1983)
  • Nineteen Eight-Four (1984)
  • White Mischief (1987)
  • Il Postino (The Postman) (1994)
  • B. Monkey (1998)
  • Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
  • Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002) – anthology, one segment
  • The Merchant of Venice (2004)
  • Flawless (2007)
  • Michael Petrucciani (2011) – documentary
  • The Mule (2013) – filmed in 2009, credited as Anónimo (Anonymous), didn’t complete the film himself
  • Elsa & Fred (2014)
  • The Music of Silence (2017)