Stuart Cooper possessed a strong directorial eye, and consequently, he found a career as a director. Cooper began his career directing dramas like "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs" (1974) with John Hurt and John McEnery and "Disappearance" (1977). Cooper's next directing projects were films such as the comedy adaptation "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs" (1974) with John Hurt and the Donald Sutherland action film "Disappearance" (1977). In addition to his directing, Cooper also appeared on-screen in "The Dirty Dozen" (1967) and "I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name" (1968) with Orson Welles. Cooper also wrote "To the Bitter End."