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Gender: Male

Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Russell Mulcahy is an Australian film/video director that was born on June 23, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is openly gay and lives with his partner in Sydney. He is known currently for his directorial work on some of MTV’s Teen Wolf series episodes. Russell uses different techniques, and his work is noticeable because of his use of fast cuts, tracking shots and glowing lights. He is one of the most famous music video directors from the 1980s. He began working television from the early 1990s.

Russell was a film editor for Australia's Seven Network. He moved to the UK around 1976 and made famous music videos for many British pop acts. Some video’s include XTC's "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979), The Vapors' hit "Turning Japanese" and The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979). The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979) was the first music video played in 1981 on MTV. He went on to directing music videos for more famous pop-rock artist including The Human League, The Tubes, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Kim Carnes, Bonnie Tyler, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, The Motels, Elton John, Supertramp, Spandau Ballet, and The Rolling Stones.

Some movies that he is known for are Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979), Razorback (1984), Highlander (1986), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Ricochet (1991), The Shadow (1994) and Tale of the Mummy (1998).


Director Russell Mulcahy Movies / Films:

"The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" (2015) "Teen Wolf" (2011) Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) aka Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 3: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife (2007) "The Hunger" (1997) The Shadow (1994) Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) aka Highlander 2, Highlander 2: The Quickening, Highlander II, Highlander II: The Renegade Version (1991) "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) Highlander (1986)

Reviewed Movies Directed by Russell Mulcahy

  • The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)

    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles 2015

    The Lizzie Borden Chronicle is an American drama-crime horror limited TV series revolving around Lizzie Borden after she was not charged with murdering her father and stepmother in 1892. The TV series…

  • Resident Evil - Extinction (2007)

    Resident Evil - Extinction 2007

    Milla Jovovich is back in the third chapter of the hugely successful Resident Evilfranchise! This action-packed horror film is set in the Nevada desert and filled with intense special effects and more…

  • The Shadow (1994)

    The Shadow 1994

    The Shadow (1994) is an American superhero action crime movie that was filmed in five different locations in California. Director Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Highlander (1986),…

  • Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

    Highlander 2: The Quickening 1991

    I'm with ScottyMcD on this one. I first saw the original Highlander when I was about 17 (ten years ago...ugh) and I thought it was pretty damn cool. A bit cheesy, yes; not the greatest acting, yeah;…

  • Highlander (1986)

    Highlander 1986

    Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery star in the epic tale of immortality that launched one of the most beloved action-adventure series in film and TV history. After Scottish clansman Connor MacLeod (Lambert)…