Birth Name: John Madden
Birth Place: Portsmouth, England, GB
Born April 8, 1949 in the coastal town of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England, Madden began his education at Clifton College, an independent school in Bristol. One of his classmates was his friend and fellow filmmaker Roger Michell of "Notting Hill" (1999) fame. After graduation from the University of Cambridge in 1970, he traveled to the United States to develop radio dramas for Earplay, a National Public Radio project. The anthology series featured adaptations of established material, including all three "Star Wars" films, as well as original works by leading playwrights Edward Albee, David Mamet and Arthur Kopit. Madden won the Prix Italia - the leading world radio broadcasting award - for h...