♦ US film director
He was born in Berkeley, California, and studied at the University of Oregon and the University of Southern California. He formed Merchant-Ivory Productions with producer Ismail Merchant and, frequently in collaboration with screenwriter and novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, made a number of highly successful films. Although they attempted a handful of modern-day stories, the Merchant-Ivory name became synonymous with British period dramas, characterized by a literate, precise script, ironic humour, scrupulous attention to period detail and design and impeccable performances. They include Shakespeare Wallah (1965), The Europeans (1979), Heat and Dust (1982), The Bostonians (1984), A Room With a View (1985), Maurice (1987), Howards End (1992), Remains of the Day (1993) and Surviving Picasso (1997).
American, born in Berkeley, California. He studied architecture and fine art at the University of Oregon and subsequently studied film-making at...
n 1 Ismail (ˈɪzmeɪəl). 1936–2005, Indian film producer, noted for his collaboration with James Ivory on such films as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), Th
originally Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman 1936-2005 Indian film producer Born in Bombay (Mumbai), he studied there at St Xavier's College and earned