Mike Hodges Wiki – Mike Hodges Bio
Mike Hodges, the British director of the 1970s crime drama “Get Carter” and the 1980 film “Flash Gordon,” was born on July 29, 1932, and died on December 17, 2022, in Dorset, England, United Kingdom.
Hodges graduated as a chartered accountant and spent two years in national service on the lower deck of a Royal Navy minesweeper. Hodges got a job with British television as a teleprompter operator. The job allowed him to observe the operation of the studios and gave him time to start writing screenplays. One of them was Some Will Cry Murder, written for the ABC series Armchair Theater. Though it never came to fruition, he did manage to land enough writing assignments to leave his job as a technician.
After that, he quickly progressed to producer/director status, with series like Sunday Break for ABC Television, World in Action for Granada Television and the art shows Tempo and New Tempo for Thames Television. He wrote, directed, and produced two thrillers, Suspect (1969) and Rumor (1970), again for Thames Television. These films formed the basis for the creation of Euston Films, the influential television production company that continued into the 1980s. These two films also led to Hodges being asked to write and direct Get Carter (1971), which has been described as “one of the best British gangster films of all time.
Mike Hodges was 90 years old.
Mike Hodges, ‘Flash Gordon’ director, dies at 90
Hodges died at his home in the county of Dorset in southwest England on Saturday, his friend and former producer Mike Kaplan told British media on Wednesday. No cause of death was given.
His net worth was $1 million.