English director Hugh Hudson (born in London on August 25, 1936, he died in London on February 10, 2023) won a Golden Globe in 1982 as director and co-producer of the winning film Chariots of Fire.
Hudson began his career making commercials before landing a job working as a second unit director on Alan Parker's Midnight Express (1978). Three years later, his film Chariots of Fire became an international hit. The film centers on two British sprinters (played by Ben Cross and Ian Charleson), a Jew and a Catholic, competing at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris while battling antisemitism. It was nominated for seven Oscars and won four, including Best Picture.
Hudson’s next film was Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1985), starring Christopher Lambert, Ian Holm and Andie MacDowell. Next was Revolution (1985), a historical drama starring Al Pacino.
During his career he also directed Fangio (1980), Lost Angels (1989), with Donald Sutherland, Lumiere and Company (1995), My Life So Far (1999), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), with Kim Basinger as wildlife expert Kuki Gellman, and Finding Altamira (2016), with Antonio Banderas.
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