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Mike Leigh
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Born in Salford, Greater Manchester
Born on 20th of February 1943

Born 1943 - English film and theatre director.

Trained as actor at RADA. Assistant director with Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966. Developed style of improvisation in collaboration with handpicked actors. Film debut was Bleak Moments (1971). Television successes included Nuts in May (1976) and Abigailsís Party (1977). Films included Life is Sweet (1990) and Secrets and Lies (1996). Awarded OBE in 1993.

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