Michael Hodges Biography, Age, Movies and TV Shows

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Michael Hodges Biography / Mike Hodges

Michael Hodges (Michael Tommy “Mike” Hodges) is an English screenwriter, film director, playwright and novelist known for writing and directing in Get Carter, Pulp, The Terminal Man and Black Rainbow; as director, his films include Flash Gordon, Croupier and I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.

Some of his theatre plays include Soft Shoe Shuffle (1985) and Shooting Stars and Other Heavenly Pursuits (2000), which was adapted for BBC radio. Other radio plays include King Trash (2004). His first novel, Watching The Wheels Come Off, was published in 2010.

Michael Hodges Age

Hodges was born on July 29, 1932, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. He is 86 years old as of July 2018.

Michael Hodges Career

Hodges received a job as a teleprompter operator in British television after qualifying as a chartered accountant and serving his two-year National Service on the lower deck of a Royal Navy minesweeper. This enabled him to observe the studios ‘ work and gave him time to start writing scripts. Some Will Cry Murder, written for the Armchair Theater series of ABC, was one of these. Although he never performed, he was given enough commissions to write to quit his job as a technician.

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With series such as Sunday Break for ABC Television, World in Action for Granada Television and the arts programs Tempo and New Tempo for Thames Television, he quickly progressed to the status of producer/director. He wrote, directed and produced two filmed thrillers for Thames Television again, Suspect (1969) and Rumour (1970). These films formed the basis for the creation of the influential television production company Euston Films, which continued through the 1980s. These two films also led Hodges to be asked to write and direct Get Carter, described as “one of the great British gangster films of all time,” and Flash Gordon, who has enjoyed an ever sincere cult status.

Some interesting and critically successful television films are interspersed with his cinema work, including The Manipulators (1973), Squaring The Circle (1984; Tom Stoppard’s script), Dandelion Dead (1993; Michael Chaplin’s script), and The Healer (1994; G. F. Newman’s script).

Michael Hodges Movies

  • Get Carter 1971
  • Pulp 1972
  • The Terminal Man 1974
  • Damien: Omen II 1977
  • Flash Gordon 1980
  • And the Ship Sails On 1983
  • Morons from Outer Space 1985
  • A Prayer for the Dying 1987
  • Black Rainbow 1989
  • Croupier 1998
  • I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead 2003

Michael Hodges TV Shows

  • The Tyrant King 1968
  • Rumour(1969
  • Suspect 1970
  • The Manipulators 1972
  • Missing Pieces 1982
  • Squaring the Circle 1984
  • W.G.O.D. 1985
  • Florida Straits 1986
  • Dandelion Dead 1993
  • The Healer 1994
  • Murder By Numbers 2001…