Mike Leigh (1943, Salford, UK) directed about twenty plays and made his film début in 1971 with Bleak Moments. Between 1973 and 1987 he only worked in TV. In 1988 he returned to the film world and won several major prizes with films such as Naked, Secrets and Lies and Career Girls.
Bleak Moments (1971), Hard Labour (1973), The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final (1975), Old Chums (1975, short), Probation (1975, short), Afternoon (1975, short), A Light Snack (1975, short), The Permissive Society (1975, short), Nuts in May (1975), Knock for Knock (1976, short), The Kiss of Death (1976), Abigail's Party (1977), Who's Who (1978), Grown-Ups (1980), Home Sweet Home (1982), Meantime (1983), Four Days in July (1984), The Short and Curlies (1987, short), High Hopes (1988), Life is Sweet (1991), A Sense of History (1992, short), Naked (1993), Secrets and Lies (1995), Career Girls (1997), Topsy-Turvy (1999)