Michael Winterbottom is an English filmmaker. His career had begun by working in British television. He had attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. After that he had studied in Balliol College. Later on he joined a film school. He had directed as well as produced film 24 Hour Party People, The Killer Inside Me and A Mighty Heart. There are no any information about his parents.
Michael is a married man. But he got divorced from her. The couple has two daughters. His wife wrote a novel named Descent: AN Irresistible Tragicomedy of Everyday Life. There are no any rumors about Michael. There is no any information about his any dating, affairs or any relationships. He was also a member of Jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998.
Early Life And Education Of Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom was born on 29 March 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. His birth sign is Aries and he is an atheist.
He attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn. Also studied at Balliol College, Oxford before joining a film school at Bristol University.
During interviews, he never misses talking about his parents. He still remembers his father telling him to read detective novels.
Michael Winterbottom's Career
Winterbottom began her directing career with a documentary about Ingmar Bergman. He directed a TV movie Forget About Me starring Ewen Bremner in 1990.
In 1991, he directed a number of British TV shows including Time Riders and Boon. In 1995, he made his cinematic debut in Butterfly Kiss. Some of his movies include Go Now, Jude, With or Without You, I Want You, and The Claim.
Three of his movies Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People, and Wonderland competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2008, he worked in a family drama movie Genova starring Colin Firth, Hope Davis, and Catherine Keener.
Some of his potential future projects include Greed, The Vatican Connection, and The Trip to Ireland. During his entire career, he has worked with many famous faces like Steve Coogan, John Simm, Rob Brydon, Raymond Waring, and Shirley Henderson.
Michael Winterbottom's Awards And Honors
He won the BAFTA Film Award in 2004 for Best Film not in the English Language for In This World in 2002. The movie won wide acclamation in Berlin International Film Festival winning the Golden Berlin, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, and Peace Film Award.
In 2004, he received the Directors Guild of Great Britain for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in British Film for In This World.
In 2003, he shared Empire Awards with Andrew Eaton while he grabbed Film Independent Spirit Awards for The Road to Guantanamo being the best documentary.
Michael Winterbottom's Net Worth
Though he has achieved great success in his professional career, he has kept details about his net worth in secret.
Details about his assets like house and car are still a mystery.
Michael Winterbottom's Personal Life
Winterbottom, 57, was previously married to Sabrina Broadbent. The couple is parents to two daughters.
The couple separated with an official divorce; years back. Soon after their divorce, Broadbent wrote her debut novel, Descent: All Irresistible Tragicomedy of Everyday Life. The novel reflects her married life and how it collapsed due to her husband's long absences on film sets.
Further, she captured the small-scale sufferings of imperfect relationships and lives.
After the divorce, Winterbottom is single at present. He stands at a height of 5.90 feet (1.8m).