the definitive george michael film

Having seen a number of films about George after his death, often made by people who didn’t know him, Simon Napier-Bell was determined to make the definitive George Michael film.

Over a period of two years Simon interviewed over 40 of those who were closest to George. None of the interviews was scripted; George Michael Portrait Of An Artist is a true reflection of the contrubutors’ experiences with George and their opinions of the superstar.


“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”

Jean-Paul Sartre

“The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.”

Cyril Connolly

“In this world there are only two tragedies: one is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.” 

Oscar Wilde

“Fame is a series of misunderstandings surrounding a name.”

Joni Mitchell


“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand

“Freedom has never been free.”

Medgar Evers

What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?”

Aldous Huxley

“Getting caught is the mother of invention.”

Robert Byrne

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

Noël Coward

“Art is coming face to face with yourself.”

Jackson Pollock

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see you soul.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.”

Vladimir Nabokov