Timothy Michael Pope (born 12 February 1956, Hackney, London, England) is a film director most famous for his music videos, having directed feature films, and for a brief pop career.
Tim Pope first started making films, aged 9. It would take him up to 3 months to save up for a single roll of Kodak film. Growing up in north London, he was one of the first students to take film at UK exam O-Level, studying the works of directors such as Buñuel, Hitchcock and Polanski. He was featured in the ‘London Evening Standard’ and on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today Programme’ and was mentioned as a budding director, aged 17. He later attended film courses at Hornsey College and Ravensbourne. His first job was at a company that trained politicians to go on TV, including clients like the then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey. Pope visited No. 10 Downing Street many times and would purloin the camera afterwards to film the gigs of post-punk bands like The Specials. He subsequently became the sixth… read more