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      Steve Bendelack

      Steve Bendelack

      Highest Rated: 83% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Harry Hill Movie (2013)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: England, UK

      Steve Bendelack got his start by directing puppets on TV, an unlikely beginning for any filmmaker. The television show was called "Spitting Image," and it featured caricatures of famous celebrities from the 1980s and 1990s. Among the more notable personages satirized were President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. After leaving the show in the late '80s, Bendelack continued to direct television comedies, albeit this time with real actors. He directed the British comedy/drama "The Royle Family," the sketch-based sitcom "The League of Gentlemen," and the first season of "Little Britain" (which later found an audience in the United States on HBO). Soon, Bendelack made the transition into movies. In 2005, he directed "The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse," a feature-film spinoff of the British television show, and the second Mr. Bean film, 2007's "Mr. Bean's Holiday."


      MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY, foreground: director Steve Bendelack, on set, 2007. ©Universal Pictures



      33% 36% The Harry Hill Movie Director - 2013
      51% 49% Mr. Bean's Holiday Director $32.6M 2007
      83% 55% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Director - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The League of Gentlemen Director - 2001


      No Score Yet 88% Friday Night Dinner Director 2011-2012 2014 2016 2018 2020
      93% 95% The League of Gentlemen Director 1999-2000 2002 2017
      67% No Score Yet Ill Behaviour Director 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clatterford Director 2006
      100% 89% The Mighty Boosh Director 2004
      No Score Yet 81% Little Britain Director 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Royle Family Director 1999