Beeban Kidron

Active - 1984 - 2017  |   Born - Jan 1, 1961   |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance, Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

British filmmaker Beeban Kidron began directing feature films in the late 1980s. While still a teen, she earned a prize for her photography. Following studies at the national Film and Television School, she directed documentaries and went on to make films for the BBC. Kidron first attracted notice with her award-winning TV movie Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990), the story of a young lesbian's acceptance of her sexuality. Later it played on the festival circuit and won a British Academy Award. Her next feature film was Antonia & Jane (1991). Most of Kidron's films are about off-beat relationships. In 1992, she made a respectable Hollywood debut with the comedy-drama Used People. In 1995, Kidron had her first U.S. hit with the flamboyant road-comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar.

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