Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican Academy Award-nominated film director, screenwriter and producer. In 1995, he released his first feature film produced in the United States, “A Little Princess,” an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel. Cuarón’s next feature was also a literary adaptation, a modernized version of Charles Dickens’s “Great Expectations,” starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro.
Popular success came in 2003, when Cuarón directed the third film in the successful Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Critically, the film was better received than the first two installments. Cuarón’s newest feature, “Children of Men, an adaptation of the P. D. James novel starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine, has received wide critical acclaim, including three Academy Award nominations. Cuarón himself received two nominations for his work on the film in both Editing and Adapted Screenplay.
He created the production and distribution company Esperanto Films, which has credits on the films Duck Season and Pan’s Labyrinth.