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Julien Temple

Julien Temple was born on November 26, 1953 in London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) and Vigo (1998). See full bio »

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 2019 Ibiza: The Silent Movie (Documentary)
 2017 Habaneros (Documentary)
 2016 Keith Richards: The Origin of the Species (TV Movie documentary)
 2016 ABC: Viva Love (Video short)
 2015 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (Documentary)
 2015 The Clash: New Year's Day '77 (TV Special documentary)
 2014 Rio 50 Degrees (Documentary)
 2012 London: The Modern Babylon (Documentary)
 2012 Glastopia (Documentary)
 2010 Paul Weller: Find the Torch (TV Special)
 2010 Requiem for Detroit? (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 Oil City Confidential (Documentary)
 2009 The Liberty of Norton Folgate (Documentary)
 2007 The McCartney Years (Video documentary) (music video director)
 2006 Babyshambles: The Blinding (Video short)
 2006 Glastonbury (Documentary)
 2005 Culture Club: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (video "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?")
 2004 Scissor Sisters: Mary (Video short) (film sequences)
 2004 Scissor Sisters: Return to Oz (Video documentary short)
 2004 Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love - The Videos (Video documentary) (video "Power of Love/Love Power")
 2003 The Ancient Forests (Short)
 2002 S Club 7: You (Video short)
 2002 Best of Bowie (Video documentary) (videos "Blue Jean", "Absolute Beginners", "Day-In Day-Out")
 2002 Pure 80's: The DVD (Video) (video "Come on Eileen")
 2001 S Club 7: Have You Ever (Video short)
 2000 The Best of Blur (Video) (video "For Tomorrow")
 2000 Pandaemonium
 2000 Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (video "I'm Your Baby Tonight")
 2000 The Filth and the Fury (Documentary)
 1998 Vigo
 1997 Paul McCartney: Beautiful Night (Video short)
 1996 Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (Video documentary) (videos "When I Think of You", "Alright")
 1996 Enigma: Beyond the Invisible (Video short)
 1996 Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 1 (Video) (video "Jump")
 1996 Bullet
 1995 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback (Video documentary) (videos "Free Fallin'", "Yer So Bad", "Learning to Fly", "Into the Great Wide Open")
 1995 Neil Young: Peace and Love (Video short)
 1995 Neil Young: Downtown (Video short)
 1994 Enigma: The Eyes of Truth (Video short)
 1994 ZZ Top: Pincushion (Video short)
 1993 Billy Idol: Adam in Chains (Video short)
 1993 Enigma: Return to Innocence (Video short)
 1993 Maria McKee: I'm Gonna Soothe You (Video short)
 1993 Duran Duran: Too Much Information (Video short)
 1993 Blur: For Tomorrow (Video short)
 1993 Duran Duran: Come Undone (Video short)
 1993 Neil Young: Unknown Legend (Video short)
 1993 Neil Young: Harvest Moon (Video short)
 1993 Mick Jagger: Sweet Thing (Video short)
 1992 Me Phi Me: Black Sunshine (Video short)
 1992 Me Phi Me: Pu' Sho Hands 2Getha (Video short)
 1992 Me Phi Me: Sad New Day (Video short)
 1992 Stray Cats: Elvis on Velvet (Video short)
 1992 Auto & Cherokee: Taste (Video short)
 1992 Lindsey Buckingham: Wrong (Video short)
 1991 At the Max (Documentary)
 1991 The Rolling Stones: Sex Drive (Video short)
 1991 Francesca Beghe: Heaven Knows (Video short)
 1991 The Rolling Stones: Highwire (Video short)
 1990 Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation (Video) (video "Alright")
 1990 Jane Wiedlin: World on Fire (Video short)
 1990 Neil Young: Over and Over (Video short)
 1990 Red Thunder: Is It Too Late? (Video short)
 1990 Neil Young: F*!#in' Up (Video short)
 1990 Wilson Phillips: Release Me (Video short)
 1990 Absolutely ABC (Video) (video "Poison Arrow")
 1990 Janet Jackson: Alright (Video short)
 1990 Tom Petty: Yer So Bad (Video short)
 1990 Wilson Phillips: Hold on (Video short)
 1989 Hall & Oates: Love Train (Video short)
 1989 Kenny Rogers: Planet Texas (Video short)
 1989 Neil Young: No More (Video short)
 1989 Swing Out Sister: Forever Blue (Video short)
 1989 Tin Machine: Tin Machine (Video short)
 1989 Tom Petty: Free Fallin' (Video short)
 1989 Tin Machine: Heaven's in Here (Video short)
 1989 Tin Machine: Prisoner of Love (Video short)
 1989 The Rolling Stones: Sad Sad Sad (Video short)
 1989 Joe Jackson: Down to London (Video short)
 1989 Tin Machine: Under the God (Video short)
 1988 Neil Young: This Note's for You (Video short)
 1987 David Bowie: Day in Day Out (Video short)
 1987 Mick Jagger: Running Out of Luck (Video short)
 1987 Mick Jagger: Secrets (Video short)
 1987 Aria (segment "Rigoletto")
 1987 Billy Idol: Don't Need a Gun (Video short)
 1986 Come Dancing with the Kinks (Video short)
 1986 David Bowie: Absolute Beginners (Video short)
 1986 Ray Davies: Quiet Life (Video short)
 1986 Iggy Pop: Cry for Love (Video short)
 1986 Janet Jackson: When I Think of You (Video short)
 1985 Mick Jagger: Just Another Night (Video short)
 1985 Morris Day: The Oak Tree (Video short)
 1985 Mick Jagger: Lucky in Love (Video short)
 1984 David Bowie: Blue Jean (Video short)
 1984 David Bowie: Blue Jean (Live) (Video short)
 1984 The Kinks: Do It Again (Video short)
 1984 The Rolling Stones: Too Much Blood (Video short)
 1984 Jazzin' for Blue Jean (Video short)
 1984 Sade: Smooth Operator (Video short)
 1984 Accept: Balls to the Wall (Video short)
 1984 The Kinks: State of Confusion (Video short)
 1984 The Rolling Stones: She Was Hot (Video short)
 1983 ABC Mantrap
 1983 It's All True (TV Series documentary)
 1983 Judas Priest: Freewheel Burning (Video short)
 1983 The Kinks: Don't Forget to Dance (Video short)
 1983 Mitch Ryder: When You Were Mine (Video short)
 1983 The Kinks: Come Dancing (Video short)
 1982 Depeche Mode: Leave in Silence (Video short)
 1982 The Beat: Save It for Later (Video short)
 1982 Depeche Mode: The Meaning of Love (Video short)
 1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (Documentary)
 1982 ABC: Poison Arrow (Video short)
 1982 Depeche Mode: See You (Video short)
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Movie)
 1981 ABC: Tears Are Not Enough (Video short)
 1981 The Kinks: Predictable (Video short)
 1981 Gary Numan: She's Got Claws (Video short)
 1981 Judas Priest: Hot Rockin' (Video short)
 1981 Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut (Video short)
 1981 Judas Priest: Don't Go (Video short)
 1981 Stray Cats: Rock This Town (Video short)
 1980 Biceps of Steel (Short)
 1980 Téléphone: Argent trop cher (Video short)
 1980 Judas Priest: Breaking the Law (Video short)
 1980 The Undertones: My Perfect Cousin (Video short)
 1979 Punk Can Take It (Short)
 1978 Sid Vicious: My Way (Video short)
 1977 Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen (Video short)
 1977 Sex Pistols Number 1 (Short)
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The key to a great music video is creating something new and fresh that you haven't seen before. Peter Gabriel's 1986 promo accompanying the single Sledgehammer rapidly set the benchmark for technical innovation as far as videos went. Made by Aardman Animations using stop-motion and claymation, it demonstrated how a strong visual idea could hold the attention without selling the song short. At ... See more »


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