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Chatri Chalerm Yukol

Chatri Chalerm Yukol

Prince Chatri Chalerm Yukol is one of Thailand's pioneering filmmakers and an international representative of Asian cinema. Prince Chatri was born on November 29, 1942, a son of HRH Anusorn and Mom Ubon Yukol. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School in Australia and continued his education at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he majored in Geology.

His first contact with motion pictures was when he was very young - both of his parents were early supporters of the Thai film industry. His father made the film Lavo(1938) before Prince Chatri Chalerm was born.

While Prince Chatri Chalerm was in Los Angeles he apprenticed under director/producer Merian C. Cooper (Chang, King Kong, The Quiet Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Searchers). Prince Chatri Chalerm first worked in the film industry as a cameraman on a number of Thai films. He made his debut as a director and writer in television.

Out of the Dark was the first feature length film that Prince Chatri Chalerm directed. This was followed by Doctor Karn. Prince Chatri Chalerm launched the career of Thailand's leading actor Sorapong Chatri and has received Thailand's Best Director Award.

Since then, he has directed several other films and television programs,including The Angel, The Colonel, The Violent Breed, The Yellow Sky, The Citizen, Last Love, Gunman, The Elephant Keeper, The Song Of Chaophaya, Power Road, Sia Dai, and The Box.

Prince Chatri Chalerm has won numerous awards as director, screenwriter, and editor. His films are shown frequently at international film festivals.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Chatri Chalerm Yukol Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthplaceThailand

Selected Filmography

Not available.