Russell Mulcahy

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Dynamic film/video director Russell Mulcahy was born June 23, 1953, in Melbourne, Australia. He first gained fame directing visually striking music video clips for such artists as Elton John, Duran Duran, The Buggles and Bonnie Tyler. He is also well known for feature films, starting off with the comedy Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979), the ... See full bio »

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 2020 13 Reasons Why (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- College Tour (2020)
- Winter Break (2020)
 2018 In Like Flynn
 2011-2017 Teen Wolf (TV Series) (40 episodes)
- Ghosted (2017)
 2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Flowers (2015)
 2015 Eye Candy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- BRB (2015)
- K3U (2015)
 2010 Grimm
 2009 Malone
 2009 Prayers for Bobby (TV Movie)
 2008 The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (Video) (directed by)
 2007 Crash and Burn (TV Movie)
 2007 Resident Evil: Extinction (directed by)
 2007 The Sitter (TV Movie)
 2006 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
 2005 Mysterious Island (TV Movie)
 2005 Culture Club: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (video "The War Song")
 2005 AC/DC: Family Jewels (Video) (segment "Baby Please Don't Go")
 2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (TV Movie)
 2003 Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (Video documentary) (videos "A Kind of Magic", "Princes of the Universe")
 2003 Skin (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2003)
 2003 The Human League: The Very Best of (Video) (videos "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human")
 2003 1st to Die (TV Movie)
 2002 Young Lions (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- The Navy: Part 2 (2002)
- The Navy: Part 1 (2002)
 2002 Pure 80's: The DVD (Video) (video "Video Killed the Radio Star")
 2002 Jeremiah (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 The Lost Battalion (TV Movie)
 2001 Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection (Video) (videos "Pressure", "Allentown", "She's Right on Time", "A Matter of Trust")
 1999-2001 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Surprise Kill (2001)
- Premiere (1999)
 2000 On the Beach (TV Movie)
 1997-2000 The Hunger (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Wrath of God (2000)
- The Sacred Fire (2000)
- Nunc Dimittis (1999)
 1999 Queen's Greatest Flix III (Video) (video "Princes of the Universe")
 1999 Resurrection
 1999 Duran Duran: Greatest - The Videos (Video) (videos "Planet Earth", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Save a Prayer", "Rio", "Is There Something I Should Know?", "The Reflex", "The Wild Boys")
 1997 Billy Joel: Greatest Hits Volume III (Video documentary) (video "A Matter Of Trust")
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- People's Choice (1997)
- Planely Possible (1997)
 1991-1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Split Second (1991)
 1995 Taylor Dayne: Original Sin (Video short)
 1994 New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (Video short) (music video "Spandau Ballet - True")
 1994 The Shadow (directed by)
 1993 The Real McCoy (directed by)
 1993 Elton John: Simple Life (Video short)
 1992 Blue Ice
 1992 Elton John: The One (Video short)
 1991 Queen: Greatest Flix II (Video) (video "A Kind of Magic")
 1991 Ricochet
 1991 Duran Duran: Decade (Video) (music videos)
 1990 Vixen: How Much Love (Video short)
 1990 Natural History - The Very Best of Talk Talk (Video) (segment director)
 1989 Boy George: Whisper (Video short)
 1989 Elton John: Healing Hands (Video short)
 1989 Rod Stewart: Crazy About Her (Video short)
 1988 Elton John: A Word in Spanish (Video short)
 1988 Elton John: Town of Plenty (Video short)
 1987 Boy George: Sold (Video short)
 1987 Kenny Loggins: Meet Me Halfway (Video short)
 1986 Arcadia: The Flame (Video short)
 1986 Now That's What I Call Music 7 (Video) (video "A Kind Of Magic")
 1986 Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust (Video short)
 1986 Kim Carnes: Divided Hearts (Video short)
 1986 Queen: Princes of the Universe (Video short)
 1986 Queen: A Kind of Magic (Video short)
 1986 Highlander
 1985 Arena: An Absurd Notion (Video)
 1985 Falco: Jeanny (Video short)
 1985 Go West: Call Me (Video short)
 1985 Duran Duran: Save a Prayer (Live) (Video short)
 1984 Berlin: Sex (I'm a...) (Video short)
 1984 Duran Duran: The Reflex (Video short)
 1984 Red Hot Rock (Video) (segments "Sports Fans", "Mondo Bondage")
 1984 Duran Duran: The Wild Boys (Video short)
 1984 Culture Club: The War Song (Video short)
 1984 Razorback
 1983 Elton John: I'm Still Standing (Video short)
 1983 Kim Carnes: Say You Don't Know Me (Video short)
 1983 Spandau Ballet: True (Video short)
 1983 Icehouse: Street Cafe (Video short)
 1982 Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf (Video short)
 1982 Duran Duran: Night Boat (Video short)
 1982 Duran Duran: Rio (Video short)
 1982 Elton John: Visions (Video)
 1982 Billy Joel: Allentown (Video short)
 1982 Fleetwood Mac: Oh Diane (Video short)
 1982 Icehouse: Hey Little Girl (Video short)
 1982 Supertramp: It's Raining Again (Video short)
 1982 Billy Joel: She's Right on Time (Video short)
 1982 Duran Duran: Save a Prayer (Video short)
 1982 The Motels: Take the L (Video short)
 1982 Billy Joel: Pressure (Video short)
 1982 Kim Carnes: Voyeur (Video short)
 1982 Talk Talk: Talk Talk (Version 2) (Video short)
 1982 Fleetwood Mac: Gypsy (Video short)
 1982 Spandau Ballet: Instinction (Video short)
 1982 The Motels: Only the Lonely (Video short)
 1982 The Tubes Video (Video)
 1981 Duran Duran: My Own Way (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Breaking Down Barriers (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Carla/Etude (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Chloe (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Elton's Song (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Fanfare (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Fascist Faces (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Heels of the Wind (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Just Like Belgium (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: Nobody Wins (Video short)
 1981 Elton John: The Fox (Video short)
 1981 Rod Stewart: Young Turks (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: A Matter of Pride (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Amnesia (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Mondo Bondage (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Mr. Hate (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Sports Fans (Video short)
 1981 Spandau Ballet: Paint Me Down (Video short)
 1981 Ultravox: The Voice (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Business (Video short)
 1981 Icehouse: We Can Get Together (Video short)
 1981 Kim Carnes: Draw of the Cards (Video short)
 1981 Ultravox: The Thin Wall (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Let's Make Some Noise (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Sushi Girl (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: Talk to Ya Later (Video short)
 1981 The Tubes: White Punks on Dope (Video short)
 1981 Icehouse: Icehouse (Video short)
 1981 Spandau Ballet: Musclebound (Video short)
 1981 Kim Carnes: Bette Davis Eyes (Video short)
 1981 Duran Duran: Planet Earth (Video short)
 1981 Ultravox: Vienna (Video short)
 1980 10cc: One-Two-Five (Video short)
 1980 The Vapors: Turning Japanese (Video short)
 1980 Ultravox: Passing Strangers (Video short)
 1980 The Stranglers: Bear Cage (Video short)
 1979 XTC: Making Plans for Nigel (Video short)
 1979 The Stranglers: Duchess (Video short)
 1979 The Human League: Circus of Death (Video short)
 1976 AC/DC: Baby, Please Don't Go (Video short)
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