MARK HERMAN

MARK HERMAN

MARK HERMAN

Mark is a film writer and director best known for his hit films Brassed Off, Little Voice and, most recently, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.

Born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, Mark began his film career studying animation at Leeds Beckett (then Leeds Polytechnic) and at the National Film and Television School where he soon moved over to writing and directing live action. His graduation film, See You At Wembley, Frankie Walsh won an Oscar for best student film.

Ever since, Mark has continued to write and direct a number of critically acclaimed and industry award-winning films including Brassed Off (1996), Little Voice (1998) and more recently, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008).

Mark is an Honorary Fellow at the University of York St John and has received Honorary Doctorates at both the University of Hull and Leeds Beckett.

Mark gave a Q&A at The Piece Hall in advance of our courtyard screening of Brassed Off (which featured The Piece Hall as a film location) in August 2019.

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