Michael Powell

Michael Powell

Bekesbourne, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Death 19 Feb 1990 (aged 84)
Avening, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Avening, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 8321 · View Source
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Motion Picture Director. He was a renowned English film director for over four decades with over sixty films to his credit. Educated at Kings School, Canterbury and Dulwich College, he first worked as actor then various jobs as director on a series of the short films "Quota Quickies" at Denham and Pinewood Studios. Going on, he soon celebrated his partnership with screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, producing and directing a series of classic British films Among his many works are A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Black Narcissus (1947), and The Red Shoes (1948). He also directed episodes of the British TV series “The Defenders”, “Espionage” and “The Nurses”. He died at age 84 and his gravestone was designed by his son Columba who appeared in some of his films.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Michael Powell, 1905 - 1990, Film director & optimist



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Powell (30 Sep 1905–19 Feb 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8321, citing Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .