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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.
A varied talent, particularly skilled with historical material, Birkin co-adapted Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" (1986) and made his directing-writing debut with the Stefan Zweig adaptation, "Burning Secret" (1988). Brother of actress Jane Birkin and uncle of actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
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Entered films as production assistant on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
Served as production manager on feature, "Popdown"
Screenwriting debut, "The Pied Piper of Hamlin"
Penned the teleplay for the BBC production "The Lost Boys", about J M Barrie's childhood
Earned Oscar nomination for short film "Sredni Vashtar"
Acted alongside sister Jane in "The Pirate"
With James Costigan, wrote screenplay for "King David"
Was one of four credited screenwriters on "The Name of the Rose"; played role of Cuthbert in film
Appeared with sister Jane and mother Judy Campbell in Agnes Varda's "Kung Fu Master!"
Feature directorial debut, "Burning Secret"; also wrote screenplay
Co-wrote and directed "Salt on Our Skin/Desire"
Realized long-held ambition to write and direct a screen adaptation of Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden"
Returned to screenwriting with "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc", co-written with director Luc Besson; also acted in film