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Stephen Hopkins Biography

Birth Place:
Kingston, Jamaica
Director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Born in Jamaica but raised in England and Australia
  • After leaving home at 14, he supported himself first by designing album covers and later working as a storyboard artist, set designer and director on music videos
  • First Hollywood film was the poorly received 1989 sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
  • Has been nominated twice for Directors Guild of America Awards (for the pilot episode of 24 and the 2004 HBO biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers)


  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: winner
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated