BirthdayFebruary 2, 1934
BirthplaceTangshan, China

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Adrian Cowell

    Full name: Adrian Cowell
    Also known as: Adrian Cowell, Cowell, Adrian
    Professions: Director, Writer, Producer

  2. Adrian Cowell Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 11th of October, 2011 (Age: 77)

  3. Adrian Cowell Biography

    Adrian Cowell (2 February 1934 – 11 October 2011) was a British filmmaker, born in Tongshan, China. He was best known for producing documentaries about Chico Mendes and deforestation in the Amazon and the opium/heroin trade out of the Shan States, Burma (Myanmar).While a student at Cambridge Cowell planned (but was unable to take part in) the 1954 Oxford and Cambridge Trans-Africa Expedition, took part in the 1955-6 Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition to Singapore, and the 1957-8 Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to South America. It was while on the latter expedition team Cowell met the Villas-Bôas brothers and left the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to join them on the Centro Geographico Expedition to find the geographical centre of Brazil. This was the beginning of his connection with South America and in particular, Brazil.He was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Cherry Kearton Medal and Award in 1985. In his obituary in The Guardian, Anthony Hayward wrote that he was "one of the most successful" documentary makers of his generation. His documentaries about the rain forest brought the subject significant political attention.

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