Mike Leigh Overview

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Born: February 20, 1943

Multi-award winning director/writer Mike Leigh was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. A Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) graduate, almost every film Leigh has been involved with has won numerous awards. Ironically, his first film experience was as an actor, playing a small role in the British film Two Left Feet (1963), but he soon made a name for himself as a TV director in the late sixties. His feature film directorial debut, Bleak Moments (1971), won both the Golden Hugo at the... See All

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