Ash Baron-Cohen

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Ash Baron-Cohen
Ashley Baron-Cohen

Other namesAsh
Alma materUniversity of Sussex
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer
Notable work
This Girl's Life
RelativesSimon Baron-Cohen (brother)
Sacha Baron Cohen (cousin)

Ashley Baron-Cohen, also known mononymously as Ash,[1] is an English filmmaker. He has a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from University of Sussex,[2] and trained as a filmmaker at the Pasadena Art Center. He currently resides in Los Angeles.[3]

Baron-Cohen is known for such films as Bang[4] and This Girl's Life.[5]

While in film school, he persuaded Richard Harris to leave the set of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven to star in his student film for free.[6]



  • 1997 – Bang – Top Ten Movies of the Year – Roger Ebert
  • 1997 – Bang – Top Ten Movies of the Year – Los Angeles Times
  • 1997 – Bang – Spirit Award Nominee – Best Newcomer
  • 1999 – Stockholm Film Festival – Nominated for "Bronze Horse" Award for Pups
  • 2000 – Cognac Festival du Film Policier – Won "New Blood" Award for Pups
  • 2000 – Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival – Won "Special Jury Prize" for Pups
  • 2005 – Little Warriors – U.S. TV Guide Winner – Outstanding Biographical Program

Personal life[edit]

His brother is the academic Simon Baron-Cohen. He is the cousin of actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Ash is legally blind without his contact lenses.[6]


  1. ^ Allon, Yoram; Cullen, Del; Patterson, Hannah (2002). Contemporary North American Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide. Wallflower Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-1-903364-52-9. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. ^ Sved, James Edward (29 June 2009). "In The City of Devils: An interview with filmmaker Ash Baron Cohen". Herald de Paris. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  3. ^ Johnson, Andy (6 May 2009). "Britweek Hollywood feature - Ash Baron-Cohen under the spotlight". Click Liverpool. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (28 November 1997). "FILM REVIEW; In Uniform She's King For a Day". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ Leonard, John (23 August 2004). "She Shtups to Conquer". New York. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b Wallace, Amy (9 June 2009). "The Other Baron Cohen: A Narrated Biography". Esquire. Retrieved 7 January 2011.

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