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      Mark Herman

      Mark Herman

      Highest Rated: 80% Brassed Off (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 19% Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England, UK

      Mark Herman attended England's National Film and Television School in the hopes of working in animation. After spying the unbeatable accomplishments of fellow students like renowned animator Nick Park, the filmmaker decided instead to try his hand at live action. His thesis short, "See You at Wembley, Frankie Walsh," received a Student Academy Award and he followed with the 1987 short "Unusual Ground Floor Conversation." As a screenwriter, Herman spent two years in the BBC's employ, and he also had a stint as a lyricist, penning The Christians' British chart-topper "Ideal World." In 1992 the Herman helmed comedy "Blame It on the Bellboy" was released by Buena Vista, starring Dudley Moore and marking the writer-director's feature debut. Both a commercial and critical flop, "Blame It on the Bellboy" was hardly the breakthrough the filmmaker needed.

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      THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, (aka THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS), director Mark Herman, on set, 2008. ©Miramax Films LITTLE VOICE, Ewan McGregor, director Mark Herman on set, 1998, (c)Miramax The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Mark Herman (L), André Braugher (R), 09/17/1989, ©CBS LITTLE VOICE, director Mark Herman, Jane Horrocks (seated) on set, 1998, © Miramax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      65% 85% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $9.0M 2008
      25% 27% Hope Springs Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2003
      No Score Yet 78% Purely Belter Director,
      Writer
      - 2000
      80% 74% Little Voice Director,
      Writer
      $4.6M 1998
      80% 79% Brassed Off Director,
      Writer
      $2.6M 1996
      19% 39% Blame It on the Bellboy Director,
      Writer
      $3.0M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unusual Ground Floor Conversion Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1987