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STEPHEN HOPKINS (Director) won an Emmy Award for his directorial work on the critically acclaimed biopic "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron and Emily Watson. The film garnered a total of 16 Emmy nominations, winning nine, and was also nominated for four Golden Globes, winning two, including Best Motion Picture Made for Television. Hopkins was also nominated for a DGA Award and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.

Prior to that, Hopkins directed the pilot episode for the hit drama series "24” in 2001 and went on to serve as both director and co-executive producer for the first season. He received a DGA Award nomination for directing the pilot, as well as dual Emmy nominations for directing and producing. Following "24,” Hopkins also received another Emmy Award nomination for his work as a director and a producer on the 2004 miniseries "Traffic.” In addition, his early TV work includes directing three episodes of HBO's "Tales from the Crypt,” and writing and directing a short film for the acclaimed collection of shorts called "Tube Tales,” which screened at Cannes in 1999.

Hopkins made his feature film directorial debut with the heist thriller "Dangerous Game,” followed by "A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”; "Predator 2,” with Danny Glover and Bill Paxton; "Judgment Night,” starring Emilio Estevez, Denis Leary, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Stephen Dorff; "Blown Away,” with Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones; "The Ghost and the Darkness,” starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas; and "Lost in Space,” with Gary Oldman and William Hurt. He then directed and produced "Under Suspicion,” starring Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman, which debuted at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Hopkins was born in Jamaica and raised in England, and began his career as a comic-book storyboard artist and later as an art director for numerous commercials and music videos. He then went on to direct music videos, commercials, and stage plays in Australia and Europe before starting his television and feature film career in the U.S.

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