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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 9, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: screenwriter, director, actor, production assistant

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Entered films in 1966 as a production runner on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and worked as a writer (for both TV and features) from the early 1970s.

Entered films in 1966 as a production runner on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and worked as a writer (for both TV and features) from the early 1970s.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Salt on Our Skin (1993) Director
2.
  Cement Garden, The (1993) Director
3.
  Burning Secret (1988) Director
4.
  Sredni Vashtar (1982) Director

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Kung Fu Master! (1988)
3.
 Name of the Rose, The (1986) Cuthbert Of Winchester
4.
 Pirate, La (1984) Andrew
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1966:
Entered films as production assistant on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
1968:
Served as production manager on feature, "Popdown"
1972:
Screenwriting debut, "The Pied Piper of Hamlin"
1978:
Penned the teleplay for the BBC production "The Lost Boys", about J M Barrie's childhood
1982:
Earned Oscar nomination for short film "Sredni Vashtar"
1984:
Acted alongside sister Jane in "The Pirate"
1985:
With James Costigan, wrote screenplay for "King David"
1986:
Was one of four credited screenwriters on "The Name of the Rose"; played role of Cuthbert in film
1988:
Appeared with sister Jane and mother Judy Campbell in Agnes Varda's "Kung Fu Master!"
1988:
Feature directorial debut, "Burning Secret"; also wrote screenplay
1992:
Co-wrote and directed "Salt on Our Skin/Desire"
1993:
Realized long-held ambition to write and direct a screen adaptation of Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden"
1999:
Returned to screenwriting with "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc", co-written with director Luc Besson; also acted in film
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companion:
Bee Gilbert. Producer, screenwriter, photographer. Mother of two of Birkin's sons; previously involved with actor Ian Holm with whom she had a son and daughter.

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mother:
Judy Campbell. Actor. Born on May 31, 1916.
sister:
Jane Birkin. Actor. Born in 1946.
son:
David Birkin. Actor. Born c. 1979.
son:
Alexander Birkin. Singer, songwriter. Died in a car crash in November 2001 at the age of 20.
son:
Ned Birkin. Actor. Youngest of Birkin's three sons.
niece:
Charlotte Gainsbourg. Actor. Born in 1971.
niece:
Lou Doillon. Actor. Born c. 1983.
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