Written by:

Randall Wright

Directed by:

Randall Wright

Produced by:

Kate Ogborn & Randall Wright


David Hockney, David Oxtoby, Colin Self, John Kasmin, Ed Ruscha, Celia Birtwell, Mark Berger, Arthur Lambert, Margaret Hockney, Jack Larson, Don Barchardy, Raymond Foye, Tchaik Chassay, Melissa North, Wayne Sleep, George Lawson, Philip Steadman, Joe Clark, Kenneth Tyler, Charlie Schieps.

Copyright Works © David Hockney used by permission. All rights reserved David Hockney.

HOCKNEY is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of his long life.
Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide. As charismatic as ever, at 77 years old he is still working in the studio seven days a week.

“It’s been said that there was something of the holiday about David Hockney, that, despite personal loss, he sees the world with holiday eyes, as if for the first time. I wanted to capture this attitude without taking away the mystery and magic of a great artist.”
Randall Wright

HOCKNEY is a Blakeway and Fly Film Production for BFI, BBC Arts, Screen Yorkshire, British Film Company and the Smithsonian Channel.

UK Distributor is Picturehouse Entertainment.

Q&A with David Hockney from his studio broadcast to cinemas Tuesday 25th November 2014. UK release Friday 28th November 2014.

HOCKNEY was nominated for The Grierson Award Documentary Competition at the London Film Festival.

Out on DVD now.

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An engaging and affectionate tribute to one of the art world's most loveable characters.

Wendy Ide, The Times

Charismatic and candid. A joyful, intimate portrait.

Hannah Lack, Dazed & Confused


The Times


The Independent

It shows this vitally important and unique artist to be still deeply engaged with his work. …this is a fascinating film

Iain Millar, The Arts Newspaper

A technicolour wonderland

Greg Evans, Film 3Sixty

Hockney stands centre stage in his own life. It is revelatory.”

Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph


The Telegraph

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