Ian Whittaker

Born: 1928, London

Highlighted works

  • The Remains of the Day

    The Remains of the Day

    This adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Booker-winning novel about a repressed and dutiful butler continued the Merchant-Ivory team’s run of handsome, awards-laden period pieces.

  • Alien

    Alien

    The crew of mining spaceship Nostromo answer an apparent distress signal and find themselves with an unwanted passenger, in Ridley Scott’s breakthrough sci-fi horror.

  • Howards End

    Howards End

    A Merchant Ivory masterpiece, starring Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter.

  • Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Taiwanese director Ang Lee made his move to the Hollywood mainstream with this graceful adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel.

  • The Boy Friend

    Ken Russell’s vibrant nod to Busby Berkeley stars Twiggy as a naive ingénue looking for love.

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