John Maybury

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John Maybury

John Maybury (born 25 March 1958) is an English filmmaker and artist. In 2005 he was named as one of the 100 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Promo director[edit]

During the 1980s, Maybury produced a number of short films and music videos including for Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was voted #35 in a Channel 4 poll of the greatest pop music videos[2] and received various awards, and "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys, a defining 1980s video.


In 1998, Maybury produced his first full-length feature Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon a biopic on the life of Francis Bacon starring Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

In 2005, he directed The Jacket with Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley. In 2008 his film The Edge of Love, a biopic on the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas starring Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys and Keira Knightley premiered. He also directed the final episode of the HBO/BBC Rome series.

Filmography as director[edit]


  1. ^, (June 29, 2005), The Pink List 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2007.
  2. ^ Channel 4 Greatest Pop Video site
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Love Is the Devil". Retrieved 2009-10-03.

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