Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh and the London Film School

The College is holding a film screening and discussion with Mike Leigh and the London Film School on Monday 9th January 2012.

The College of Humanities is pleased to invite students and staff in the College to attend a film screening and discussion with Mike Leigh, and the London Film School, on Monday 9th January 2012, 5-7pm in Queen’s LT2, Streatham Campus.

Mike Leigh OBE, Chairman of the London Film School, and Ben Gibson, Director of the School, will screen a series of short films and discuss the school’s work and questions of independent film today.

Writer-director Mike Leigh OBE was born in 1943 in Salford.  He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Camberwell and Central Art Schools in London, and at the London Film School.

His first feature film was Bleak Moments (1971); this was followed by the full-length television films, Hard Labour (1973), Nuts in May (1975), The Kiss of Death (1976), Who’s Who (1978), Grown-Ups (1980), Home Sweet Home (1982), Meantime (1983), and Four Days In July (1984).

Other feature films include High Hopes (1988), Life Is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993) (Cannes: Best Director and Best Actor), Secrets and Lies (1996) (Cannes: Palme d’Or and Best Actress; 4 Oscar nominations), Career Girls (1997), Topsy-Turvy (1999) (two Oscar Awards, 5 nominations),  All Or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004) (Venice: Golden Lion & Best Actress; 6 BIFAs, 3 BAFTAs including Best Director, 3 Oscar nominations) Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) (one Oscar nomination) and Another Year (2010) (one Oscar nomination).

Mike Leigh has written and directed over twenty stage plays, including Babies Grow Old (1974), Abigail’s Party (1977), Ecstasy (1979), Goose-Pimples (1981), Smelling A Rat (1988) and - commissioned by the National Theatre - Two Thousand Years (2005) and, most-recently, Grief (2011).

To book your place at this event, please RSVP by Friday 16th December 2012 to The College of Humanities Dean’s Office; humanities-deans-office@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 726135/5244.

Date: 12 December 2011

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