Hugh Hudson

Film Director
Born Aug 25, 1936

Hugh Hudson is an English film director. His best-known international success is the 1981 multiple Academy Award-winning film, Chariots of Fire.

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  • Review: ‘Finding Altamira’: A Prehistoric Discovery, Vehemently Disputed
    NYTimes - Sep 15, 2016
  • Ian Linden: Border Crossings
    Huffington Post - Aug 27, 2012
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    Chariots Of Fire Stars Turn Out To Celebrate Re Release Of The 1981 Olympics Classic
    Daily Mail (UK) - Jul 11, 2012
  • Hugh Hudson Set To Direct Midnight Sun
    Movies Web - May 01, 2012


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1936 Birth Born on August 25, 1936.
1942 5 Years Old He was sent to boarding school in 1942 at the age of 6, and thereafter was educated at Eton College.


1956 19 Years Old He began his National Service in the Royal Armoured Corps from 28 January 1956, reaching the rank of second lieutenant and remained as a lieutenant in the Army Reserve of Officers until he was discharged on 16 January 1960. … Read More


1973 36 Years Old Between 1973 and 1975 Hudson wrote and directed Fangio, A life at 300 km/h, a documentary film about motor racing seen through the eyes of Juan Manuel Fangio, five times the world Formula 1 Champion.


1977 - 1979 2 More Events
1981 44 Years Old Vincent Canby of the New York Times wrote in 1981 "It's to the credit of both Mr. Hudson and Mr. Welland that Chariots of Fire is simultaneously romantic and commonsensical, lyrical and comic.... … Read More
1984 47 Years Old Hudson had rejected numerous feature film offers before Chariots of Fires success. His next production was Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) which received four Oscar nominations, and was Ralph Richardson's last screen performance, for which he was nominated in the 1984 Oscars as Best Supporting Actor. … Read More
1985 48 Years Old In 1985 Hudson directed Revolution, which depicted the American War of Independence, and which was released before it was a fully completed film. … Read More


1988 51 Years Old In 1988 Hudson directed a 2½-minute advert for British Rail, a parody of the Post Office Film Unit's 25-minute documentary, Night Mail, made in 1936. … Read More
1989 52 Years Old Hudson's next theatrical feature film was Lost Angels (1989), nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More


1999 62 Years Old In 1999 Hudson directed My Life So Far. … Read More
2003 66 Years Old In November 2003, he married actress Maryam d'Abo, who played Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights (1987).
2006 69 Years Old In 2006 Hudson was reported to be working, together with producer John Heyman, on an historical epic based on the life of the monotheistic Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti. … Read More
2008 71 Years Old In 2008 Hudson re-edited Revolution, giving the film a narration by Al Pacino. … Read More
2012 75 Years Old 1 More Event
Hudson co-produced Chariots of Fire, the 2012 stage adaptation of the film of the same title. … Read More
2016 79 Years Old In 2016, Hudson directed the period drama Altamira, about the discovery of the famous Spanish cave paintings. … Read More
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