Barry Purves

Barry has been working with puppets and stop-motion for over four decades, directing series such as Wind in the Willows, Brambly Hedge, Rupert the Bear and Twirlywoos, as well as his own award-winning films: Next, Screen Play, Rigoletto , Achilles, Tchaikovsky and Plume.

He has worked on feature films with directors Tim Burton (Mars Attacks!!) and Peter Jackson (King Kong).

Commercials he has directed for McCain Oven Chips, Edam Cheese, Crown Wallcoverings, Made in Manchester and many others.

Barry teaches around the world, has written several books and also directs and designs for the theatre.

No Ordinary Joe is his latest collaboration with producer Glenn Holberton.