Bharat Nalluri (b. 1965) is a British Indian television director, best known for his work with the independent production company Kudos Film & Television in the 2000s and early 2010s. For Kudos, he has directed episodes of Spooks, Life on Mars, Hustle (which he also helped to conceive), and Outcasts: all for transmission on BBC One. He directed the first episodes of all four programmes, playing a major role in establishing the "house style" for each series.
Nalluri was born in Repalle, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He moved to England at an early age with his family and grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he attended Eastcliffe Grammar School. He then attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, with Paul Anderson, for 6th Form. He sang, for a number of years, in a soul/funk band called The Money Spiders.
In addition to his television work Nalluri has worked in film, including directing The Crow: Salvation in 2000. He also served as second unit director on the films Resident Evil (2002) and Alien vs. Predator (2004), on both occasions working with the director Paul W. S. Anderson.
Nalluri also directed a miniseries for HBO called Tsunami: The Aftermath, broadcast in December 2006. This two-part drama told the story of the tragic events that occurred in Thailand in December 2004. It is entirely fictional but is based on interviews and research of the actual event. In 2007, Nalluri directed the feature film Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starring Amy Adams which had a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on March 7, 2008.
In 2012-2013 he directed 5 episodes of the American TV series Emily Owens MD for The CW, and, in 2014, the pilot for TV series The 100. In 2014 he returned to Spooks, which had by this time finished its run as a TV series, to direct the feature film spin-off Spooks: The Greater Good, made at Pinewood Studios in England.
- Spooks: The Greater Good (2014)
- Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011)
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
- The Crow: Salvation (2000)
- Killing Time (1998)
- Downtime (1998)
- Bharat Nalluri at the Internet Movie Database.
- Review roundup of Nalluri's "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day".
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