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Steve Barron

Director

Steve Barron started in films as a camera assistant on epic productions such as Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’, Richard Attenborough’s  ‘A Bridge Too Far’ and Ridley Scott’s ‘The Duellist’s’.
He began  directing music videos in the early eighties for The Jam, Human League, and Adam & the Ants, his work helping to inspire the formation of MTV. In 1982 he conceived and directed the award winning ‘Billie-Jean’ – the first single of Michael Jackson’s incredible ‘Thriller’ album. More seminal videos followed. Dire Straits’ ‘Money for Nothing’ won Best Video at the 1986 MTV Awards and A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ was awarded Best Director.
Steve’s incredible and eclectic CV includes Emmy nominated TREASURE ISLAND (Elijah Wood and Eddie Izzard) and cult comedies MIKE BASSETT ENGLAND MANAGER, TEENAGE NINJA MUTANT TURTLES and CONEHEADS.
His most recent credits include being lead director on ITV’s hit series THE DURELLS with Steve returning to direct episodes into the fourth series.
https://www.steve-barron.com/

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2006
Production (role):
CHOKING MAN
Company:
Ghost Robot
Date: 2001
Production (role):
MIKE BASSETT – ENGLAND MANAGER
Project details:
Starring Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman and Pele
Date: 2000
Production (role):
RAT
Company:
Universal
Project details:
Starring Imelda Staunton and Pete Postlethwaite
Date: 1996
Production (role):
THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
Company:
New Line
Project details:
Starring Martin Landau, Rob Schneider and Dawn French
Date: 1993
Production (role):
CONEHEADS
Company:
Paramount
Project details:
Starring Adam Sandler and Dan Aykroyd
Date: 1990
Production (role):
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE DURRELLS 4
Company:
ITV
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE DURRELLS 2
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Lead director

BAFTA nominated for Best Drama
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE DURRELLS 1
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Lead director

Starring Keeley Hawes
Date: 2010-11
Production (role):
TREASURE ISLAND
Company:
Sky TV
Project details:
Starring Eddie Izzard, Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SKILLSET – ‘PICK THE TICK’ FEAT. NOEL CLARKE
Company:
Silverfish Media
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SLINGERS
Company:
Sleepy Dog Television
Project details:
Starring Sean Pertwee, Margot Stilley, Tom Mison and Adrian Bower
Date: 2003
Production (role):
DREAMKEEPER
Project details:
Emmy Winner ‘Best Visual Effects’
Date: 2001
Production (role):
ARABIAN NIGHTS
Project details:
Starring Rufus Sewell, Dougray Scott and John Leguizamo

5 Emmy Nominations
Date: 1998
Production (role):
MERLIN
Project details:
Starring Sam Neil, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Miranda Richardson

15 Emmy Nominations

4 Golden Globe Nominations

DGA Best Director Nomination
Date: 1987
Production (role):
THE STORY TELLER – HANS MY HEADGEHOG
Project details:
Emmy award winner for Best Children Programming
MUSIC VIDEO
Date: 2010
Production (role):
A-HA "Butterfly"
Company:
Mrs. Grey Productions
Production (role):
MICHAEL JACKSON "Billie Jean"
Project details:
Billboard ‘ Video of the Year’
Production (role):
AHA "Take on me"
Project details:
Billboard ‘Video of the Year’

MTV ‘Best Director’
Production (role):
DIRE STRAITS "Money for Nothing"
Project details:
MTV ‘Video of the Year’
Production (role):
DIRE STRAITS "Calling Elvis"
Project details:
Grammy Nomination
Production (role):
NATALIE COLE / NAT KING COLE "Unforgettable"
Project details:
Billboard ‘Best Director’

Grammy Winner
Production (role):
ZZ TOP "Rough Boys"
Project details:
MTV ‘Best Director’ Nomination
Production (role):
DAVID BOWIE
Production (role):
MADONNA
Production (role):
EDDY GRANT
Production (role):
BRYAN ADAMS
Production (role):
ADAM AND THE ANTS
Production (role):
THE JAM
Production (role):
ROD STEWART
Production (role):
TOTO
Production (role):
HUMAN LEAGUE
Production (role):
PHIL COLLINS
Production (role):
JOAN ARMATRADING
Production (role):
JAPAN
Production (role):
HEAVEN 17
Production (role):
CULTURE CLUB
Production (role):
OMD
Production (role):
PAUL McCARTNEY
Production (role):
PAUL YOUNG
Production (role):
FLEETWOOD MAC
Production (role):
DEF LEPPARD

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): CHOKING MAN
    Company: Ghost Robot
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): MIKE BASSETT – ENGLAND MANAGER
    Company:
    Project details: Starring Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman and Pele
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): RAT
    Company: Universal
    Project details: Starring Imelda Staunton and Pete Postlethwaite
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
    Company: New Line
    Project details: Starring Martin Landau, Rob Schneider and Dawn French
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): CONEHEADS
    Company: Paramount
    Project details: Starring Adam Sandler and Dan Aykroyd
  • Date: 1990
    Production (role): TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
    Company:
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    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE DURRELLS 4
    Company: ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE DURRELLS 2
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Lead director

    BAFTA nominated for Best Drama
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE DURRELLS 1
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Lead director

    Starring Keeley Hawes
  • Date: 2010-11
    Production (role): TREASURE ISLAND
    Company: Sky TV
    Project details: Starring Eddie Izzard, Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SKILLSET – ‘PICK THE TICK’ FEAT. NOEL CLARKE
    Company: Silverfish Media
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SLINGERS
    Company: Sleepy Dog Television
    Project details: Starring Sean Pertwee, Margot Stilley, Tom Mison and Adrian Bower
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): DREAMKEEPER
    Company:
    Project details: Emmy Winner ‘Best Visual Effects’
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): ARABIAN NIGHTS
    Company:
    Project details: Starring Rufus Sewell, Dougray Scott and John Leguizamo

    5 Emmy Nominations
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): MERLIN
    Company:
    Project details: Starring Sam Neil, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Miranda Richardson

    15 Emmy Nominations

    4 Golden Globe Nominations

    DGA Best Director Nomination
  • Date: 1987
    Production (role): THE STORY TELLER – HANS MY HEADGEHOG
    Company:
    Project details: Emmy award winner for Best Children Programming
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): A-HA "Butterfly"
    Company: Mrs. Grey Productions
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): MICHAEL JACKSON "Billie Jean"
    Company:
    Project details: Billboard ‘ Video of the Year’
  • Date:
    Production (role): AHA "Take on me"
    Company:
    Project details: Billboard ‘Video of the Year’

    MTV ‘Best Director’
  • Date:
    Production (role): DIRE STRAITS "Money for Nothing"
    Company:
    Project details: MTV ‘Video of the Year’
  • Date:
    Production (role): DIRE STRAITS "Calling Elvis"
    Company:
    Project details: Grammy Nomination
  • Date:
    Production (role): NATALIE COLE / NAT KING COLE "Unforgettable"
    Company:
    Project details: Billboard ‘Best Director’

    Grammy Winner
  • Date:
    Production (role): ZZ TOP "Rough Boys"
    Company:
    Project details: MTV ‘Best Director’ Nomination
  • Date:
    Production (role): DAVID BOWIE
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    Production (role): MADONNA
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    Production (role): EDDY GRANT
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    Production (role): BRYAN ADAMS
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    Production (role): ADAM AND THE ANTS
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    Production (role): THE JAM
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    Production (role): ROD STEWART
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    Production (role): TOTO
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    Production (role): HUMAN LEAGUE
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    Production (role): PHIL COLLINS
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    Production (role): JOAN ARMATRADING
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    Production (role): JAPAN
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    Production (role): HEAVEN 17
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    Production (role): CULTURE CLUB
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    Production (role): OMD
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    Production (role): PAUL McCARTNEY
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    Production (role): PAUL YOUNG
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    Production (role): FLEETWOOD MAC
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    Production (role): DEF LEPPARD
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