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Film director

Years active

Chris Bernard

Film director

Chris Bernard Chris Bernard Director of TV and Film for Picture Palace YouTube

20 October 1955 (age 68) (
Liverpool, England

Letter to Brezhnev, Under the Mud, Boohbah: Umbrella, Boohbah: Snowman, Boohbah: Hot Dog

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The making of Letter to Brezhnev. With director Chris Bernard

Chris Bernard (born 20 October 1955) is an English film director. He has directed eight films since 1985.


He was born in Liverpool, England and started his professional career in the theatre. In 1977 he developed an old warehouse, in Matthew Street, Liverpool into a theatre venue and was a founder member and Company Manager of the acclaimed Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool which went on to open the National Theatre- Cottesloe Theatre with their celebrated production of ILLUMINATUS! Written and directed by Ken Campbell & Chris Langham and starring Prunella Gee, Jim Broadbent and David Rappaport.

Bernard directed his first play The Immortalist by Heathcote Williams and went on to direct others, most notably The Maids by Jean Genet, Lainey Robertson’s The Insanity of Mary Girard and Heroes, about the war poet Wilfred Owen.

After working as a script writer for the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. His debut film was Letter to Brezhnev.

Chris bernard director of tv and film for picture palace

Selected filmography

  • Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
  • References

    Chris Bernard Wikipedia