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Mike Hodges

Director, Writer
29 July 1932 to 24 December 2022

A British director and screenwriter, who, in Get Carter (1971), Flash Gordon (1980) and Black Rainbow (1989), made three of the UK’s most iconic genre films. Mike Hodges started out in television, specifically on documentary series World in Action (1964), earning his big drama break with children’s series The Tyrant King (1968). Moving into film with Get Carter, he followed this up with the likes of Pulp (1972), The Terminal Man (1974), Morons From Outer Space (1985), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Croupier (1998) and I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003). TV work included Rumour (1970), Missing Pieces (1983), The Healer, Dandelion Dead (both 1994) and documentary Murder by Numbers (2004) about movie serial killers.

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