John Boorman, CBE, is a director, screen writer and producer. He was born on January 18, 1933. He trained as a film editor then directed documentaries for the BBC. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. He made Point Blank (1967) and Hell in the Pacific (1968) with Lee Marvin, Leo the Last (1970) with Marcello Mastroianni, DELIVERANCE (1972), Zardoz with Sean Connery in 1974, The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Excalibur (1981), The Emerald Forest (1985), Hope and Glory (1987), Where the Heart Is (1990), Beyond Rangoon (1995), Two Nudes Bathing (1995), I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991), The General (1998), The Tailor of Panama (2001), In My Country (2004) and The Tiger’s Tale (2006).
John Boorman has received many awards including two Best Director Awards at Cannes and five Oscar nominations – two as director, two as producer and one as writer.
He was a Governor of the British Film Institute for seven years and Chairman of the National Film Studios of Ireland. He was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship.
He is the author of Money into Light and The Adventures of a Suburban Boy, and he is co-editor (with Walter Donohue) of fourteen editions of Projections.