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Bernard Rose

Bernard Rose was born in London in 1960. He was a prodigious filmmaker from a very early age, winning the BBC young filmmakers' contest at the age of fifteen. From 1980 to 1983 Rose attended the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. While still a film school student Rose became one of the pioneering music video directors at the early days of MTV. Rose's videos include: RED RED WINE - UB40 (1983), RELAX - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1983), SMALLTOWN BOY - Bronski Beat (1984). Rose then directed two full-length television films for the BBC, SMART MONEY (1985) and BODY CONTACT (1986).

Rose made his feature film debut with PAPERHOUSE (1988) which won the Grand Prix at the Avoriaz Film Festival. Rose subsequently made the WWII drama, CHICAGO JOE AND THE SHOWGIRL (1989), starring Keifer Sutherland. Rose then moved to the United States to make CANDYMAN (1992) starring Virginia Madsen from a screenplay by Rose based on a short story by Clive Barker. CANDYMAN, recently named one of the 10 scariest films of all time by the London Times, has spawned several sequels.

IMMORTAL BELOVED (1994) starred Gary Oldman and Isabella Rosselini and was Rose's Beethoven biopic. Rose's adaptation of ANNA KARENINA (1996) starring Sophie Marceau, became the first major western movie to shoot in Russia. Rose, with his partner Lisa Enos, produced, wrote and directed ivansxtc (2000) which has been shown at the Toronto and Berlin film festivals.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Bernard Rose Facts

BirthdayAugust 14, 1960 (63)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.