Adrian Lyne

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Adrian Lyne
Born (1941-03-04) 4 March 1941 (age 73)
Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Samantha Lyne

Adrian Lyne (born 4 March 1941) is an English film director and producer. He is best known for directing films that focus on sexually charged characters and often uses natural light, a fog machine and other effects to create eroticized atmospheres.


Lyne began working in film after a number of television commercials, as did several other British directors of his generation. Lyne directed the music video for "Maniac", the theme song from Flashdance written by Michael Sembello. He received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Director in 1988 for Fatal Attraction.

He has been relatively inactive since the turn of the century, only working on one significant project — Unfaithful, which he also produced.

In 2011, it was announced that his next project would be Back Roads, based on the novel of the same name by Tawni O'Dell.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lyne was educated at Highgate School in North London;[2] he had a younger brother, Professor Oliver Lyne (1944-2005), who was an academic at Oxford University.[3]


As director:


  1. ^ Hubschman, Daniel (February 10, 2011). "Adrian Lyne returns to film with 'Back Roads'". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Highgate School Register 7th Edn 1833-1988, Ed. Patrick Hughes & Ian F Davies 1989
  3. ^ Currie, Bruno (1 April 2005). "Professor Oliver Lyne: Olympian Balliol classicist". The Independent. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

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