|Years active 1979–present|
Children Oliver Barron
Parents Zelda Barron
|Role Film director|
Name Steve Barron
Siblings Siobhan Barron
|Born 4 May 1956 (age 59) (1956-05-04) Dublin, Ireland|
Occupation Film director, film producer, music video director
Books Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams
Movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt, Coneheads, Treasure Island, Merlin, The Adventures of Pinocc
Similar People Judith Hoag, Jane Curtin, Josh Pais, Peter Barnes, Lenny Von Dohlen
Mjjc q a session with billie jean video director steve barron
Steven "Steve" Barron (born 4 May 1956) is an Irish film director, film producer and music video director. He is best known for directing the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Coneheads (1993) and the innovative music videos for a-ha's "Take on Me" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".
- Mjjc q a session with billie jean video director steve barron
- Steve barron interview director of mike bassett interim manager
- Early life
- Music videos
Steve barron interview director of mike bassett interim manager
Barron was born in Dublin, Ireland, the younger child of 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. His mother was a Manchester-born filmmaker. He has an older sister, Siobhan. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School in London.
Barron made his music video directorial debut in 1979 and directed various music videos, including "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, and "Take on Me" by a-ha. Barron only made eight music videos in the early 80s and made his temporarily last music video in 1986 for David Bowie's "As the World Falls Down".
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 the final video of a-ha, "Butterfly, Butterfly".
In late 2011, Barron's two-part production of Treasure Island was shown on British Sky television. The cast included Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver and Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn.
In November 2014, he published his autobiography entitled Egg n Chips & Billie Jean: A Trip Through the Eighties.
Some of the notable music videos Barron directed include: