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Derek Jarman (1942–1994)

Derek Jarman was born on January 31, 1942 in London, England as Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Edward II (1991), Caravaggio (1986) and Wittgenstein (1993). He died on February 19, 1994 in London. See full bio »


(age 52) in London, England, UK

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Edward II Director
Caravaggio Director
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 2014 Will You Dance with Me? (Documentary)
 2003 Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos (Video) (videos "It's a Sin", "Rent")
 1994 Arena (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Glitterbug (1994)
 1993 Patti Smith: Memorial Tribute (Video short)
 1993 Projections (Video)
 1993 Suede: The Next Life (Video documentary short)
 1993 Blue
 1993 Wittgenstein
 1992 The Smiths: The Complete Picture (Video) (videos "Panic", "Ask", "The Queen is Dead")
 1991 Pet Shop Boys: Videography (Video) (videos "It's a Sin", "Rent")
 1991 Edward II
 1990 The Garden
 1989 War Requiem
 1988 L'ispirazione (Short)
 1987 Bob Geldof: I Cry To (Video short)
 1987 Bob Geldof: In the Pouring Rain (Video short)
 1987 Pet Shop Boys: Rent (Video short)
 1987 Pet Shop Boys: It's a Sin (Video short)
 1987 Aria (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1987 Pirate Tape (Short)
 1986 Easterhouse: Nineteen Sixty Nine (Video short)
 1986 Easterhouse: Whistling in the Dark (Video short)
 1986 The Smiths: Panic, B&W Version (Video short)
 1986 The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (Video short)
 1986 The Smiths: Ask (Video short)
 1986 The Queen Is Dead (Short)
 1986 The Smiths: Panic, Live Version (Video short)
 1986 Caravaggio
 1985 Bryan Ferry: Windswept (Video short)
 1984 Language: Touch the Radio Dance (Video short)
 1984 Orange Juice: What Presence?! (Video short)
 1984 Psychic TV: Catalan (Video short)
 1984 Wide Boy Awake: Billy Hyena (Video short)
 1984 Imagining October (Short)
 1983 B2 Tape (Documentary short)
 1983 Carmel: Willow Weep for Me (Video short)
 1983 The Dream Machine (Documentary short)
 1983 Waiting for Waiting for Godot (Documentary short)
 1982 Pontormo and Punks at Santa Croce (Documentary short)
 1981 Jordan's Wedding (Short)
 1981 T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven (Video short)
 1979 Marianne Faithfull: Broken English (Video short)
 1979 Marianne Faithfull: Witches' Song (Video short)
 1979 The Tempest
 1978 The Pantheon (Documentary short)
 1978 Jubilee
 1977 Every Woman for Herself and All for Art (Documentary short)
 1977 Jordan's Dance (Short)
 1977 Sex Pistols Number 1 (Short)
 1976 Art and the Pose (Short)
 1976 Gerald's Film (Short)
 1976 Sea of Storms (Short)
 1976 Sloane Square: A Room of One's Own (Documentary short)
 1976 Sebastiane
 1975 Picnic at Ray's (Short)
 1975 Sebastiane Wrap (Documentary short)
 1975 The Making of Sebastiane (Documentary short)
 1974 Duggie Fields (Short)
 1974 Fire Island (Short)
 1974 The Devils at the Elgin (Short)
 1974 Ulla's Fete (Documentary short)
 1973 Art of Mirrors (Short)
 1973 Ashden's Walk on Møn (Short)
 1973 Miss World (Documentary short)
 1973 Sulphur (Short)
 1972 Garden of Luxor (Short)
 1972 Miss Gaby (Short)
 1972 Tarot (Short)
 1971 A Journey to Avebury (Short)
 1971 Electric Fairy (Short)
 1971 Studio Bankside (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He designed Samuel Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson in the cast. Les Blair was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

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Started as a painter, trained at the Slade Art School. Commissioned to design sets and costumes for "Don Giovanni" at the London Coliseum, following his first successful exhibition. See more »


Often collaborated with Tilda Swinton

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