Quick Facts of John Boorman
John Boorman is a British Filmmaker mostly famous for his movies like Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Zardoz, The Tailor of Panama, and Queen and Country. He is active in the industry since 1962. Over the years in his career, John directed 22 films and received five Academy Award nominations. BAFTA awarded him with the lifetime achievement in 2004.
John is married twice and had seven children. However, one of his daughters died due to ovarian cancer. To know about his wives, children, movies, and net worth, then scroll below.
Who Is John Boorman? His Bio And Wiki
John Boorman was born on 18th January 1933, in Shepperton, Middlesex, England. He is of British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Boorman was born to parents Ivy Chapman, his mother, and George Boorman, his father. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Boorman completed his education from the Salesian School in Chertsey, Surrey. He is currently 86-years-old and stands tall at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Know About John Boorman’s Career
Filmmaking for John was not always in his radar. At the beginning of his career, John worked as a dry cleaner and journalist. Later, at Southern Television in Southampton John took the chance of making a TV Documentary.
David Deutsch, a producer gave Boorman a chance to direct a film after watching his documentary. Deutsch hoped for repeating the success of A Hard Day’s Night and Catch us if you can. Although, the movie did not repeat the success of those movies but was a critically acclaimed film. Pauline Kael and Dilys Powell appreciated the movie very well and from then, John moved into the film industry.
John Boorman made a Hollywood movie Point Blank based on Richard Stark’s novel. The movie told the story of a stranger’s vision to the decaying fortress of Alcatraz and the proto-hippy world of west coast America.
Furthermore, Boorman continued making movies like Hell in the Pacific (1968), Leo the Last (1970), Deliverance (1972), Excalibur (1981), Zardoz (1974), and many more. Over the years he worked with many actors like Federico Fellini, Ronny Cox, Burt Reynolds, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren.
John also received five Academy Award nomination and further won the best director at Cannes Film Festival for The General. In 2012, he became the president of the main competition jury of International Film Festival of Marrakech. Likewise, Boorman published a novel, Crime of Passion in 2016.
Know About John Boorman’s Wife And Children
John first married Christel Kruse but the couple got divorced after some years. However, the exact date of his marriage with Christel and the divorce date is not known. From their relationship, the couple has three kids including Charley, Daisy, Katrine, and Telsche.
After the divorce with the first spouse, Boorman married his second wife Isabella Weibrecht but the precise date and place of his second wedding are also not available. The couple shares four children Mae, Lee, Lola, and Lily. Unfortunately, in 2012, the couple got divorced and since then Boorman is single.
Boorman had seven kids altogether. His children, Charley Boorman, and Katrine Boorman are actors whereas his other daughter Telsche was a screenplay writer but she died at the age of 36 because of ovarian cancer.
What Is John Boorman’s Net Worth?
The estimated net worth of John Boorman is around $8 million. His major earning source is his career as a filmmaker. His movie Excalibur earned $34,967,437 at the box office. Similarly, the next movie Point Blank made $6,870,397 at the box office.
Boorman currently lives in Annamoe, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. Boorman owns a house in Annamoe worth $300,000.