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(Director, Producer, Screenwriter)

James Ivory is a six-time academy award-winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. James Ivory's relationship status is single.

Relationship Facts of James Ivory

James Ivory is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

What is the relationship of James Ivory?

As of now, James Ivory’s relationship status is single.

He is openly gay and also was in a relationship with his late partner Ismail Merchant. Ismail was an Indian film producer and director. They started dating in the year 1957.

Sadly Merchant died during surgery in 2005 at the age of 68.

James Ivory: Biography in Details

Who is James Ivory?

James Ivory is a six-time academy award-winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

He has directed movies like A Room with a View (1986), Maurice (1987), Howards End (1992), and The Remains of the Day (1993).

Moreover, James along with Ismail Merchant framed the film creation organization Merchant Ivory Productions.  It also has a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest organization in free film history.

James Ivory: Age, Parent, Ethnicity

The producer was born on June 7, 1928, in Berkeley, California, U.S. His birth name is James Francis Ivory. He grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

His father’s name is Edward Patrick Ivory and likely, his mother’s name is Hallie Millicent Ivory.

Moreover, James was interested in the film since he was just 15 yrs old. He developed an interest in the film after his visit to the Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) studio.

James Ivory belongs to American nationality and is of mixed (Norman, France, and Scottish) ethnicity.

Education, University

James Ivory graduated with a degree in fine arts in 1951 from the University of Oregon. Ivory is also a recipient of the Lawrence Medal, UO’s College of Design’s highest honor for its graduates. His papers are under UO Libraries’ Special Collections as the University Archives.

After that, James attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. For his thesis of his master’s degree in cinema, he wrote, photographed, and produced a half-hour documentary Venice: Theme and Variations.

The film was one of the ten best non-theatrical films of the year to The New York Times in 1957. Likely, James completes his graduation from USC in 1957.

James Ivory: Career, Professional life

Studying in his college in the year 1953, James Ivory directed the short film Four in the Morning James’ first feature-length motion picture, The Householder (1963), which was an adaptation of one of Jhabvala’s early novels. After directing the two of the films he met producer Ismail Merchant. They together created Merchant-Ivory Productions along with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

After that, the pair produced seven films in the first 10 years of their partnership including Shakespeare Wallah in the year 1965 and Bombay Talkie in 1970.

Furthermore, they produced The Europeans in 1979, and The Bostonians in 1984. Likely, other adaptations include Maurice (1987), A Room with a View (1986), and Howards End (1992) and all three of the movies are able to win the awards.

When The Remains of the Day was released in 1993, the filmmaking team was well established. And Ivory with the team was nominated a third time for best director by the academy for their 1996 film, Surviving Picasso. His revolutionary films were all praised by literary and film enthusiasts as the team for their film adaptations and different portrayals.

James Ivory is working in the industry for 50 years and is writing and directing award-winning cinema. And likely, he has produced and works for various movies. Furthermore, he is famous for such acclaimed films as A Room With a ViewHowards EndThe Remains of the Day, and Maurice.

James Ivory’s last feature film as a director was The City of Your Final Destination in 2009. It was shot mostly in Argentina from Dec. 2006 to Jan. 2007. And in 2017, James declared that he was working on his upcoming movie, Richard II. He said he wished to prepare this film since the early 90s.


James Ivory was also chosen to be the 25th recipient of the coveted Director’s Guild D.W. Griffith Award for distinguished lifetime achievement in 1994. Moreover, he is a member of the Official Competition jury at the 50th Venice International Film Festival in 1993.

Ivory was 89 yrs old, James became the oldest winner of a competitive BAFTA on 18 Feb 2018. Similarly, at the age of 89, he was the oldest to be the winner of a competitive Academy Award on March 4, 2018. Furthermore, James was also the oldest Oscar winner ever with a screenplay award for Call Me by Your Name too.

Furthermore, he has been nominated and won various awards for his works.

James Ivory: Salary, Net Worth

As of 2022, James Ivory has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

He purchased the 19-room home on the Hudson in upstate New York for about $105,000 in 1975. The house was reestablished during 1980.

James Ivory: Rumor and Controversy

Up to now, James Ivory hasn’t been in an incident that could create any type of rumors and controversy about him in the media.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

James Ivory stands with a height of 5 ft 11 inches (1.8 m) weighing 75 kg (165 lbs). Talking about her appearance, he has light-colored hair with light green colored eyes.

Social Media

James Ivory doesn’t seem to be active on different social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.


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