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The Filmmaker

Filmmaker Stephen Walker looks into the camera with a slight smile on his face.

Stephen Walker

How making YOUNG@HEART changed him:

I found myself acquiring 24 new grandparents — except they were nothing like any grandparents I’d ever seen before. By the end [of filming], I was almost looking forward to being 80!

Filmmaker Bio

Stephen Walker has directed 23 films for the BBC and Channel Four, including Hiroshima: A Day That Shook The World (nominated for three Emmys, including Best Director and Best Cinematography, and winner of an Emmy for Best Music and Sound, as well as a National Geographic Cine Golden Eagle Award) and the critically acclaimed Faking It: Punk to Conductor (winner of the 2003 Montreux Rose d’Or, International Press Prize awards, and a BAFTA). Walker also directed Hardcore, a film about the Los Angeles porn industry (nominated for the Grierson Award for Best Documentary 2001) and Waiting for Harvey. He has also directed dramatic television for BBC TV, including Prisoners in Time, starring John Hurt and winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Television Drama.

Walker has also written two books, most recently Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, which reached the New York Times Bestseller List, and King of Cannes, a riotous account of his two weeks at the famous film festival. He lives in London, England with his wife Sally George and daughter Kitty.

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