More Anand Tucker Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Girl With A Pearl Earring)Anand studied film at Harrow before securing a much-sought after place on the BBC's Production Trainee Scheme in 1990. He made several programmes for the BBC's Music And Arts department before leaving to join Andy Paterson's Oxford Films and Television Company in 1992. There he made a series of high profile documentaries including The Vampire's Life, on novelist Anne Rice, for which he was awarded the 1996 BAFTA Huw Wheldon Award for Best Arts Programme. His drama debut came with Saint-Ex, based on the life of Little Prince author and pioneering aviator Antoine de St Exupery. The film starred Bruno Ganz and Miranda Richardson. He went on to make the multi-award winning Hilary and Jackie for which Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths received Oscar nominations. Tucker was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Director and won the British Independent Film Award in the same category.
Biography #3Award winning director, Anand Tucker makes his motion picture debut with HILARY AND JACKIE. He recently directed SAINT EX, a ninety minute film about the aviator and writer of THE LITTLE PRINCE, Antoine de Saint Exupery. SAINT EX stars Bruno Ganz and Miranda Richardson and was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce for the BBC and Majestic Films.
Tucker's documentary The Vampire's Life, about American horror writer Anne Rice, won the BAFTA Award for Best Arts Documentary and was nominated for an International Emmy. Tucker's television credits include three films in the ACE nominated Naked Sports series, as well as Football Crazy, a portrait of a south London amateur football team for Channel 4. He has also directed commercials for Rover and Carlsberg A graduate of the Harrow Film School, Tucker joined the BBC as a production trainee in 1989 and became a director on the The Late Show, a BBC arts program, in 1990.