Donald Cammell

Director, Screenwriter


Also Known As
Franklin Brauner
Birth Place
United Kingdom
January 07, 1934
April 24, 1996
Cause of Death
Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Family & Companions

Maria Andipa
Actor. Greek; divorced.
China Cammell
Screenwriter. Married from 1978 until his death.


Life Events


First produced screenplay "Duffy"


Co-directed (with Nicholas Roeg) "Performance", starring Mick Jagger


Directed "Demon Seed"


Made final film "Wild Side"; unreleased at time of his death, it later found cult status on HBO


Movie Clip

Performance (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Memo From Turner Mick Jagger with his band wrote and recorded this number for his character "Turner," who dresses down the gangsters (Anthony Morton, John Bindon et al) in a scene occurring in the mind of Chas (James Fox) from Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's Performance, 1970.
Performance (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Cog In An Organ Top London gangster Harry (Johnny Shannon) is explaining things to victim Joey (Anthony Valentine) and scolding thug Chas (James Fox) for over-enthusiasm, early in Performance, 1970, directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg.
Performance (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Bachelor James Fox and Anne Sidney in the unorthodox and R-rated opening of Performance, 1970, directed by writer Donald Cammell and cinematographer Nicholas Roeg, also starring Mick Jagger, vocal by Randy Newman.
Performance (1970) -- (Movie Clip) We Push The Buttons Pherber (Anita Pallenberg) is bandaging Chas (James Fox) while Turner (Mick Jagger) performs an improvised talking-blues not available on the soundtrack to Performance, 1970.
Performance (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Poor White Hound Dog Soundtrack cut from gospel singer and Rolling Stones supporting vocalist Merry Clayton, as Chas (James Fox), half through his make-over, pops in on Turner (Mick Jagger) and Performance, 1970, looks very much like a film co-directed by its cinematographer, Nicolas Roeg.
Demon Seed -- (Movie Clip) Brainwashed Into Wanting Susan (Julie Christie), in her automated home, establishing herself as psychologist and humanist, handling volatile patient Amy (Dana Laurita), in Demon Seed, 1977.
Demon Seed -- (Movie Clip) Try To Behave Rationally Susan (Julie Christie) makes the dramatic discovery that big Proteus 4 (voice of Robert Vaughn) has taken over little computer Alfred, which runs her home, in Demon Seed, 1977, directed by Donald Cammell.
Demon Seed -- (Movie Clip) Proteus 4 Researcher Alex (Fritz Weaver) is narrating the history of the battleship-sized computer Proteus 4, then returning to his extra modern home, opening Demon Seed, 1977, from a novel by Dean R. Koontz.


Charles Cammell
David Cammell
Producer. Survived him.


Maria Andipa
Actor. Greek; divorced.
China Cammell
Screenwriter. Married from 1978 until his death.