Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Harry Michell (Writer-Director)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Harry Michell (Writer-Director)

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Harry Michell

Harry Michell was introduced to showbusiness at a young age, having started out as a child actor in the likes of The Mother, which was directed by his father, Roger Michell.

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“It made me feel comfortable on set,” he recalls. “I loved the hustle and bustle of set life, working in the environment where so many people were doing so many different things at once. It made me want to direct as well as act.

”Michell began gravitating towards comedy when he attended the University of Cambridge and became involved in the famed Footlights comedy group.

Aside from writing and starring in sketches, he also began to develop short-film concepts. He struck up a relationship with London-based kit rental company Aimimage, which at the time was looking to invest in a selection of young filmmakers who were after their first break. …

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