February 11, 1945
San Diego, US
|Occupation||Director, producer, writer, actor|
Harley Cokeliss (born 1945) is an American director, producer, writer and actor born in San Diego. He was born Harley Louis Cokliss, and his name is credited as Cokliss until the late 1980s, when he changed the spelling to Cokeliss.
He was brought up in Chicago, but moved to Britain in 1966, studying at the London Film School. For most of his career he has been based in Britain.
He started making documentaries for British television in 1970, including the first filmed version of J. G. Ballard's story Crash!. He later graduated to making feature films, working as both director and writer in some cases, such as Dream Demon. He has directed episodes of various TV shows.
- Paris Connections (2010) : director
- An Angel for May (2002) : director (TV)
- The Immortal (2001) : director (TV, 2 episodes)
- Dark Knight (2000) : director and script writer (TV, 2 episodes)
- Pilgrim (2000) : director and script writer
- CI5: The New Professionals (1999) : director (TV, 2 episodes)
- The Ruby Ring (1997) : director (TV)
- The New Adventures of Robin Hood (1997) : director (TV, 3 episodes)
- Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) : director (TV, 1 episode)
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1994–1995) : director (TV, 3 épisodes)
- Dream Demon (1988) : director and script writer
- Malone (1987) : director
- Black Moon Rising (1986) : director
- Warlords of the 21st Century (1982) : director
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980) : director: studio second unit
- That Summer! (1979) : director
- The Glitterball (1977) : director and script writer
- The Battle of Billy's Pond (1976) : director, additional dialogue and script writer
- Crash! (1971) : a film based on J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition.
- Six Reels of Film to Be Shown in Any Order (1971) : assistant director
- The New York Times
- Baxter, John, Chapter 34, "The Nasty", The Inner Man: The Life of J.G. Ballard, Hachette, 2011.
- Chibnall, Steve; Petley, Julian (2002). British Horror Cinema. Routledge. p. 6.
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