Iain Softley biography

Iain Softley

Film director

1956 –

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Who is Iain Softley?

Iain Softley is an English film director. He was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing, where he played the part of Thomas Becket in its 1975 production of T. S. Eliot's play Murder in the Cathedral, and Queens' College, Cambridge.

His movies include the Beatles film Backbeat, Hackers, The Wings of the Dove, K-PAX, The Skeleton Key, Inkheart and Trap For Cinderella. Softley also has been developing an adaptation of Stephen Gallagher's novel The Boat House for Dimension Films, set in the English Lake District. He previously attempted to film the book in 1999, with Milla Jovovich in the lead role of a haunted and driven Russian émigré.

A stage adaptation of Softley's film Backbeat is being performed at the Duke of York's Theatre, London co-written with Stephen Jeffreys, musical direction by Paul Stacey, and directed by David Leveaux.

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Born
Oct 30, 1956
London
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Queens' College, Cambridge
  • St Benedict's School

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on July 23, 2013

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