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Mike Newell
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Birth Date:March 28, 1942
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Horse - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Mike Newell

Biography:Mike Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for the screen and for television.

Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Newell was educated at St Albans School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He then attended a three year training course at Granada Television, with the intention of entering the theatre.

Newell directed various British TV shows from the 1960s onwards. However, he eventually graduated into film direction and then he went on to make the horror film The Awakening (1980) and Bad Blood (1982) about a New Zealand mass murderer.

His first film was The Man in the Iron Mask (1977), made for TV. His first critically acclaimed movie was Dance with a Stranger (1985), a biographical drama starring Miranda Richardson as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. For his directing efforts, Newell won the Award of the Youth at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

Newell continued his successes in the film industry with Enchanted April (1992), an adaptation of the 1922 novel The Enchanted April; Miranda Richardson received a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical and Joan Plowright won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical.

The comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) was also critically acclaimed - it won numerous awards, including a César Award (Best Foreign Film), a Golden Globe (Best Actor - Hugh Grant), and a few London Critics Circle Film Awards (Best Director, Film, Producer, and Screenwriter).

Since these award-winning productions, Newell has directed a number of Hollywood films, though none has been a major success. He directed Donnie Brasco (1997) (starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp), Pushing Tin (1999) (starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) (starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Stiles) and most recently Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth instalment of the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels and movies (and the third time he has worked with Miranda Richardson).

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was a great hit world-wide, and was the most successful Harry Potter movie yet in many aspects. Ironically, he was the first British director of the series written by British author J.K. Rowling and starring an almost entirely British cast (Chris Columbus was American and Alfonso Cuarón was Mexican).

In 2005, Newell was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by the University of Hertfordshire. The university is situated in and around St Albans, his birthplace.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Pushing Tin (1999)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Enchanted April (1992)

Chinese Horoscope for Mike Newell
Includes characteristics and Vices
Mike Newell's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 15, 1942 - February 04, 1943
Birthday: March 28, 1942

The Horse is a Yang,
and is the Seventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Mike Newell's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: March 28, 1942

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Mike Newell's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: March 28, 1942

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Mike Newell's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: March 28, 2018

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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