Michael Kuhn

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For the German football midfielder, see Michael Kühn.

Michael Kuhn is a Kenyan, British film producer based primarily in the United Kingdom.


Kuhn was born in 1949 in Nairobi, Kenya. At age 13, he traveled to the UK to study at Dover College and then read law at Clare College, Cambridge. He joined PolyGram in 1975, and in 1991 he set up the subsidiary PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (PFE). In 1999, when PolyGram merged with Universal Music Group, he went independent and formed the production company Qwerty Films. He published his memoir 100 Films and a Funeral in 2001. This was later turned into a documentary of the same name, charting the rise and fall of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. In 2002 he was appointed Chair of the National Film and Television School. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Michael married his wife Caroline in 1995 and has two sons. One, named Jacob, the other George.[citation needed]