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Tim Pope always wanted to make films. After attending in his teens film studies at Ravensbourne College, Bromley, he got a job working the cameras at a company training politicians of the late '70s for TV appearances and going to No. 10 Downing Street many times. With the same 'borrowed' equipment, he began to film bands on stage, including The Psychedelic Furs and The Specials. Pope started making pop videos, and by the mid 1980s and onwards was working on both sides of the Atlantic. Bands from past to present include Neil Young, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Talk Talk, The Bangles, Queen, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Strawberry Switchblade, Amanda Palmer, Wham, The The, Soft Cell, Fatboy Slim, The Darkness, The Kaiser Chiefs, Tim Burgess and most famously The Cure for whom alone he made 37 clips. He worked in TV, made documentaries, live concert films, short films and worked in Hollywood to direct "The Crow: City of Angels," which went to the US No. 1 box-office slot. Recent work for Tim includes "Anniversary," a film of The Cure's spectacular 40-year career-spanning performance at Hyde Park in 2018, which went worldwide on release to over 1, 500 cinemas, and in 2019 a well received ITV documentary about the actress Sheridan Smith called "Coming Home." Future projects include his self-written feature movie, "Drone," and documentaries about bands The Cure and The The. He continues to make pop promos and commercials. Pope also lectures in film at film schools and universities.

"We did our own film here which I directed. It cost about £20."
Tim Pope (pink jumper) filming The Psychedelic Furs, Friars, High Wycombe, 1980.
Directing Freddy Mercury in Frankfurt, 1984.
With Paul Weller in Warsaw, Poland, 1985, for "Walls Come Tumbling Down."
On the set of "Hot Hot Hot" for The Cure, 1987.
Shooting "The Crow 2" with Vincent Perez, Los Angeles, 1995.
With Rod Hull & Emu, 1999.
Filming Fatboy Slim's "Slash Dot Dash," 2005.
With Paul Weller, Abbey Road Studios, 2015.
Outside Strawberry Fields, Liverpool, 2018.
Hyde Park, London, filming "Anniversary" for The Cure, 2018.
Publicity shot under Brighton Pier for "Anniversary" by Andy Vella, 2019.
Filming with Tim Burgess in Firle, UK, September 2020.