Roger Michell

Late-life love story gets it right.
Two glowing central performances and one effervescent support turn are just three of the many reasons to journey to the streets of Paris for Le Week-End, the fourth and arguably best collaboration between director Roger Michell and writer Hanif...
No deal.
Francois Truffaut once said that 'English cinema’ was a contradiction in terms. Of course, the French director spoke before the angry young man movement, the Cool Britannia school of acting or before any James Bond films were ever made. But every...
Ford and Keaton crackle and snap in TV satire.
A script by Aline Brosh McKenna (who wrote The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses), a proven director in Roger Michell (Notting Hill), veterans Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton and rising star Rachel McAdams, all bundled up in a satire of American...
A realistic depiction of a woman wishing to remain sexually active past middle age.
Relationships between older women and younger men are considered an oddity - even taboo. Mature women are often portrayed as mad, menopausal or morose. Fortunately, The Mother is neither so simplistic, nor judgmental.
A compelling film which, had it been made in Hollywood, would have almost certainly been botched, cranked out as a stock standard genre piece.
One of the most interesting British movie releases of last year was The Mother. Scripted by ?enfant terrible? Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette), it was directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and starred Daniel Craig (Love Is The Devil).