Patrick Magee

Born: 31 March 1922, Armagh
Died: 15 August 1982, London

Highlighted works

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A dystopian future London is the playground of a teenage gang leader in Stanley Kubrick’s stylish, controversial take on Anthony Burgess’s novel about violence and free will.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    Stanley Kubrick’s exquisitely detailed adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel about the picaresque exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer.

  • Zulu


    A thoughtful account of British soldiers’ heroic defence of an outpost against vastly superior Zulu forces in 1879, famed for its gripping battle sequences.

  • Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire

    This uplifting true-life saga of British success at the 1924 Olympics proved a morale-booster at a time when the British film industry was at a very low ebb.

  • The Servant

    The Servant

    A young aristocrat hires a manservant to tend to his needs but finds the balance of power shifting, in a claustrophobic thriller that probes British class culture.


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