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James Ivory


The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean Renoir. After this period, he filmed three stories ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Remains of the Day
(1993)
A Room with a View
(1985)
Howards End
Howards End Director
(1992)
Maurice
Maurice Director
(1987)

Filmography

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 2003 Le divorce
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (Documentary) (segment "Merchant Ivory/Paris")
 1992 Howards End
 1987 Maurice
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Europeans (1985)
 1983 Heat and Dust
 1981 Quartet
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979)
 1979 The Europeans
 1977 Roseland
 1972 Savages
 1970 Bombay Talkie
 1969 The Guru
 1964 The Delhi Way (Documentary)
 1959 The Sword and the Flute (Short documentary)
 1957 Venice: Themes and Variations (Documentary short)
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[on social class in the USA] ...even in this country which we like to say is classless, that's a fake idea. We have our classes, but it's about being rich or poor, rather than your hereditary place in the class system. Class is part of popular romance, the rich man falls in love with a poor girl, we've had that over centuries and all over the world, that's part of our stories too, it's part of ... See more »

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In addition to their well-known, forty-year-long professional partnership, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory were also longtime romantic partners. See more »

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