4 May 1956
|Education||St Marylebone Grammar School|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, music video director, writer, assistant cameraman|
Steven Barron (born 4 May 1956) is an Irish-born English film director, film producer, writer, and music video director. He directed the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Coneheads (1993) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996), as well as numerous music videos.
Barron was born in Dublin, Ireland, the younger child of Jewish filmmaker Zelda Ruth (née Solomons) Barron (1929-2006) and actor Ron Barron, who met in London. Zelda and Ron married in 1953; the marriage was later dissolved. He has an older sister, Siobhan. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School in London.
Barron made his music video directorial debut in 1979 with "Time for Action" by Secret Affair and their following hit singles "My World" and "Sound of Confusion" and directed, and occasionally wrote additional treatment for, various music videos. These videos, which include "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, and "Take On Me" by a-ha, would come to define the medium during the early days of MTV and are still considered among the best of all time. He founded the production company Limelight with his sister Siobhan and Adam Whitaker.
In 1984, he directed the science fiction comedy Electric Dreams, and then went on to direct several episodes of the television series The Storyteller before returning to film, directing the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1990, The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1996, Rat in 2000 and Mike Bassett: England Manager in 2001. Barron directed several award-winning miniseries, such as Merlin (1998), Arabian Nights (2000) and Dreamkeeper (2003) for Hallmark Entertainment. In July 2010, it was revealed that Barron would make a return to music videos, directing "Butterfly, Butterfly", the then-final video of a-ha.
In November 2014, he published his autobiography entitled Egg n Chips & Billie Jean: A Trip Through the Eighties.
|A Bridge Too Far||Yes|
|1990||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Yes|
|1994||The Specialist||Yes||Executive producer|
|1995||While You Were Sleeping||Yes|
|1996||The Adventures of Pinocchio||Yes||Yes|
|2001||Mike Bassett: England Manager||Yes||Yes|
|2004||Peace One Day||Yes||Documentary|
|2008||The Day After Peace||Yes||Co-producer|
|1987-1988||The Storyteller||Yes||Episodes: "Hans My Hedgehog"|
|2005||Mike Bassett: Manager||Yes||Executive producer|
|2010||The Road Ahead||Yes||TV movie|
|2012||Treasure Island||Yes||TV miniseries|
|2016-2017||The Durrells in Corfu||Yes|
Music videos directed by Barron include: