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Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman (January 31 1942-1994), British film director, artist and writer.

Jarman's films included Jubilee (1977), in which Queen Elizabeth I of England is transported forward in time to a desolate and brutal wasteland ruled by her twentieth century namesake. Jubilee was arguably the first UK punk movie, and amongst its cast featured punk groups and figures such as Wayne County, Jordan and Adam and the Ants.

Jarman was a forthright and prominent gay activist.

The film Blue was his last testament as a film-maker. At the time when he made the film, he was blind and dying of AIDS. Blue consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack where Jarman describes his life and vision.

Filmography: Sebastiane; Jubilee; The Tempest; Caravaggio; The Last of England; War Requiem; The Garden; Edward II; Wittgenstein; Blue (1993 movie)

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Derek Jarman Facts

Birth Name Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1942
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathFebruary 19, 1994 (age 52)

Selected Filmography

Strip Jack Naked
The Last of England
Caravaggio a Film By Derek Jarman 93 Min Region 3
Ghost Club
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