|Alma mater School of Visual Arts|
Role Film director
Spouse Janne Tyldum
Education School of Visual Arts
Name Morten Tyldum
Upcoming movie Passengers
|Born 19 May 1967 (age 48) (1967-05-19) Norway|
Awards Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival Award for Best Director
Movies The Imitation Game, Headhunters, Passengers, Buddy, Fallen Angels
Similar People Graham Moore, Matthew Goode, Alan Turing, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum/Director Interview
Morten Tyldum (born 19 May 1967) is a Norwegian film director. He is best known for directing internationally successful films such as Headhunters (2011), a thriller based on a novel by Jo Nesbø, and The Imitation Game (2014), a historical drama for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.
- The Imitation Game Morten TyldumDirector Interview
- Morten tyldum director imitation game tiff 2014
Morten tyldum director imitation game tiff 2014
Tyldum was born in Bergen, Norway. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He originally wanted to be a musician but abandoned the ambition when he entered film school. Tyldum lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Janne and their child. They also maintain a house in Norway.
He had his feature film debut with Buddy in 2003, a film that won great popular and critical acclaim. Previously he had worked in television, music videos, commercials and short films. He had been named Film Talent of the Year by the newspaper Dagbladet in 1999.
Since Buddy, he has made the movie Fallen Angels in 2008 and Headhunters (Hodejegerne) in 2011. Headhunters is based on the 2008 novel by same name written by Jo Nesbø. It became the highest-grossing Norwegian film that year.
He made his English language debut with the historical drama The Imitation Game, about the life of mathematician Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The Imitation Game immediately became an international success, and was nominated for eight Oscars at the 87th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and a Best Director nomination for Tyldum himself.
He has been attached to the adaptation of the novel Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.