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John Philip Madden (born 8 April 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. He was educated at Clifton College. He was in the same house as friend and fellow director Roger Michell. He began his career in British independent films. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) in 1970 with a B.A. in English Literature. He started work in television including directing Prime Suspect 4 and episodes of Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse. Perhaps his most notable achievement to date was directing Shakespeare in Love, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1998, and for which Madden was also nominated as Best Director (he lost to Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan).
Madden is also a Jury Member for the digital studio Filmaka, a platform for undiscovered filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.
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