John Boorman

John Boorman
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Boorman at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in September 2006
Born (1933-01-18) 18 January 1933 (age 86)
Years active1962–present
Spouse(s)Christel Kruse
Isabella Weibrecht
Charley, Daisy, Katrine and Telsche (by 1st wife) and Lily Mae, Lee and Lola (by 2nd wife)

John Boorman n/, CBE (born 18 January 1933) is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and Queen and Country.

He has directed 22 films and received five Academy Award nominations, twice for Best Director (for Deliverance, and Hope and Glory). He is also credited with creating the first Academy Award screeners to promote The Emerald Forest.[1] In 2004 Boorman received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Early life

Boorman was born in Shepperton, Middlesex, England, the son of Ivy (née Chapman) and George Boorman.[2] He was educated at the Salesian School in Chertsey, Surrey.

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