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JAMES IVORY

Born in Berkeley, California, James Ivory is a multiple Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker as well as a prolific director, writer and producer. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker before beginning his nearly six-decade journey in narrative filmmaking with The Householder (1963), a film that also began his decades-long partnerships with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Among his films are Shakespeare Wallah (1965); Heat and Dust (1983); MAURICE (1987), winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival; Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990); Jefferson in Paris (1995); Surviving Picasso (1996); The Golden Bowl (2000); The White Countess (2005); The City of Your Final Destination (2009); and three films for which Ivory received Best Director Oscar nominations, A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and The Remains of the Day (1993). In 2018, he won an Academy Award, BAFTA and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay of André Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name.

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