Brian Grant (director)

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Brian Grant is a noted British music video and television director and producer, he co-founded MGMM Productions with Scott Millaney, Russel Mulcahy, and David Mallet[1] He started his career as a cameraman and went to become a noted music video director, he also shot many movies and television series.[2] He is famous for directing episodes of British television series including As If, Hex, Doctor Who, Party Animals, Sinchronicity, Britannia High, Highlander, Queen of Swords, Clocking Off, New Tricks. He has also directed many commercials and notable music videos through the 1980s for Olivia Newton-John, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Tina Turner and Duran Duran.[3][4][5]

His video for Olivia Newton-John's "Physical", won the 25th Annual Grammy Award for Best Video of the Year.[6] He also shot two of singer Whitney Houston's greatest hits, "How Will I Know" (1985) and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987).[4]


Notable music videos[edit]

Grant also directed the original "Scarlett" version of the video for Stevie Nicks' s 1983 song "Stand Back", but Nicks nixed that version, saying she didn't like the way she looked in the video, and reshot it.


  1. ^ Rob Tannenbaum; Craig Marks (2011). I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution. Penguin Group US. p. 1974. ISBN 978-1-101-52641-5. 
  2. ^ Jerry Roberts (5 June 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-0-8108-6378-1. 
  3. ^ Brian Grant at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ a b Mark Savage (12 February 2012). "Whitney Houston was very shy, says director Brian Grant". BBC News. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "How Michael Jackson's Thriller changed music videos for ever". The Guardian. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  6. ^ "Past Winners: 1882: 25th Annual Grammy Awards". Retrieved 2014-02-15. 

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