Stephen Hopkins is a famous producer and director of television series. He was the director of many films like Blown Away, Predator 2, The Life and Death of
, etc. He was also the producer and director of most of the episodes of the first season of the TV series named 24.
He was born in an island country named Jamaica situated in the Caribbean sea. He grew in England and Australia. He completed his education at the independent school named Sutton Valence School near Maidstone in south-east England. He continued the American horror franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street, which started with the 1984 movie named, A Nightmare on Elm Street.
, an American film writer, director, actor, and producer was the creator of the first part. Stephen directed the fifth film of the series and named it A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child in the year 1989. He also directed the American science fiction action film named Predator 2 in the year 1990. The story was written by John Thomas and Jim. This movie is a sequel to the film named Predator of 1987. Lost in Space, an American science fiction adventure film directed by him grossed very high in the year 1998. He was the director of the film named The Life and Death of Peter Sellers in the year 2004. It is a British-American television film focusing on Peter Seller, a comedian's life. Michael Sellers, the son of the actor Peter Seller, got provoked. He received an award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special named Emmy Award.
Stephen Hopkins worked as the co-executive producer for the Fox action drama named 24's first season. He was also the director of half of the episodes of the season, which includes the first episode and last episode. Stephen was also the director of many episodes of the American comedy television series named House of Lies under the creation of Matthew Carnahan. Showtime, an American satellite television network premiered the show in the year 2012.
was the star of the show. The show was also renewed for its next season.
Stephen was also the director of the biographical sports drama film named Race in the year 2016. In the year 1987, he also directed the Australian film named Dangerous Game. In the year 1993, he directed the American action thriller film named Judgment Night. In the year 1994, he directed the action thriller film named Blown Away. Next, in the year 1996, he directed the historical adventure film named The Ghost and the Darkness. Tube Tales is his next film, which is a collection of nine short films on the basis of true-life experiences. In the year 2000, he directed the American thriller film named Under Suspicion.
In the year 2004, he directed the miniseries named Traffic. He then directed the American horror film in the year 2007 named The Reaping. He also directed the third episode of the first season of the series named Shameless in the year 2011.
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Stephen Hopkins is a renowned director of Hollywood who has a record of making one of the finest movies. His few films have contributed immensely to the industry. His projects are full of action and thrill that keeps the zeal alive among the audience. He has also worked as a producer for various shows and movies. Stephen was born in Jamaica. He did his schooling at Sutton Valence School. Initially, he started to work as a designer for the album in the 1970s. He received an opportunity to work with Australian director Russell Mulcahy.
They worked on a couple of videos together, and that made Hopkins earn a valuable experience. He wanted to be independent, and so he started to work on a new venture all by himself. His first debut film as a director was ‘Dangerous Game’ in the year 1987. It was an Australian teen based movie. It was at this moment of time that his career took a flight. In 1989 he directed, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.’ It was a horror film starring Lisa Wilcox and Robert England. The movie won three awards back to back and is considered to be Hopkins’ one of the greatest contribution.
His next venture was Predator 2 in 1990. It was a science-based action film and earned praise. It was considered as a cult classic. Later a novel was written on the film, and a video game based on it was also launched. In 1993 he gave two action thrillers- Judgement Night and Blown away. The Ghost and the Darkness was one of his adventure based film on Lions. It was released in 1996 and won an Academy Award. His movie Lost in Space (1998) was adopted from a television series.
He was the director of one of the 9 Tubes Tales- Horny. Stephen was the Co-executive producer of Television series 24 and also directed few of its episodes. The finale was also directed by him. He was featured with
during a show related 24. In 2004 came The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. It was a comedy film that earned nine Emmy awards. It also earned some huge revenue at the box office. Further, he directed The Reaping, Californication, Shameless, and Race. Stephen received a ‘Best Critics’ Award for ‘The dream child’, at the 1990 Fantasporto Awards. He has received two Emmy awards for Best direction. He has also been nominated for Director’s Guild of America Award.