Miriam Brickman

Born: 8 November 1916, London
Died: 2 July 1977, London

Highlighted works

  • Privilege

    Privilege

    Starring Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones as pop star Steven Shorter, and iconic Sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton, Privilege taps into the sinister possibilities of the growing celebrity culture.

  • Private Road

    Private Road

    The youthful struggle for social, personal and artistic freedom is depicted in the lodgings of bohemian London, the suburbs of Surrey, and the wilds of Scotland.

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Peter Finch gives a quietly devastating performance as the gay Jewish doctor bearing up through romantic crisis in John Schlesinger’s piercing and brilliantly observed suburban drama.

  • Straw Dogs

    Sam Peckinpah’s controversial thriller, about an American couple who move to a Cornish village – setting off a tragic chain of events.

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    John Schlesinger’s film features a bravura central performance from Tom Courtenay as an undertaker’s assistant escaping dreary reality through daydreams.

  • Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs

    Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs

    David Halliwell’s 1965 satirical play was brought to the screen with funding from George Harrison, creating a boldly relevant 70s take on sex, power and art school rebellion.

  • Darling

    Darling

    Julie Christie created one of the indelible images of Swinging London in this disapproving yet glamorous look at a fashion model ascending the social ladder.

  • Poor Cow

    Poor Cow

    Carol White (Cathy Come Home) stars in Ken Loach’s debut film, as a working-class single mother living in the London slums.

  • If....

    If....

    In Lindsay Anderson’s satire, the rituals of Britain’s ruling class and the dreams of its rebels are seen in the environment that shapes them – the English public school.

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    John Schlesinger’s shrewd and atmospheric adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel sees fiery Bathsheba Everdene toying with the feelings of three very different suitors.

  • 'Don't Look Now'

    "Don't Look Now"

    Set in off-season Venice, British director Nicolas Roeg’s tragedy combines an acute study of grief with a supernaturally charged thriller plot, to beautiful and devastating effect.

  • This Sporting Life

    This Sporting Life

    Director Lindsay Anderson and leading man Richard Harris put themselves on the map with this riveting study of a rugby-league player tormented by feelings for a grieving widow.

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