Steve Barron

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
This stylish British director began his career--while still quite young--working as a camera assistant on the films "A Bridge Too Far" (1977), "Superman" (1978), "Superman II" (1980) and "The Duellists" (1977). Born in ... Read more »
Born: 05/03/1956 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Director (15)

Delete 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Top Cat 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Treasure Island 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Choking Man 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Rat 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Arabian Nights 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Jim Henson Hour 1988 - 1989, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Merlin 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Fearnot 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Hans My Hedgehog 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

Electric Dreams 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

Choking Man 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rat 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Reboot 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Specialist 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Choking Man 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

This stylish British director began his career--while still quite young--working as a camera assistant on the films "A Bridge Too Far" (1977), "Superman" (1978), "Superman II" (1980) and "The Duellists" (1977). Born in Dublin to a film family (his father was an actor and technician, his mother a director), Barron knew his way around a film set as a child. He made his feature debut with the video-oriented "Electric Dreams" (1984), which won awards at festivals in Madrid and France. During the mid-80s, he began directing hit music videos for Madonna, David Bowie, Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean"), Dire Straits ("Money For Nothing"), A-HA ("Take On Me") and Natalie Cole ("Unforgettable"), among others.

Relationships

Zelda Barron

Mother

Milestones

2007

Wrote and directed the independent film, "Choking Man"

2003

Helmed the Hallmark miniseries, "DreamKeeper"

2001

Co-produced and directed the comedy "Rat"

2000

Directed the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries "Arabian Nights", produced by Hallmark Entertainment

1998

Helmed the NBC miniseries "Merlin", produced by Hallmark Entertainment; received Emmy nomination

1997

Signed two-year, first-look deal with Jim Henson Productions to develop feature and TV productions

1996

Debut as screenwriter (also director), "The Adventures of Pinocchio"

1994

Directed "Coneheads," a feature film based on the "Saturday Night Live" sketches

1994

Produced "Reboot" (ABC), the first fully computer-animated children's show

1990

US feature directing debut, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

1987

TV directing debut, "Hans My Hedgehog" episode of "The Storyteller"

1984

Feature directing debut, "Electric Dreams"

1977

Served as a camera assistant on such films as "A Bridge Too Far", "Superman" and "The Duellists" (dates approximate)

Directed music videos for Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean") and Madonna ("Burning Up")

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