Christopher Lloyd King was brought up in Newcastle-on-Tyne and educated at the Royal Grammar School. He took up a place at St. Peter's College Oxford, where he read Modern Languages (French). Pursuing an interest in acting and filmmaking, he spent a year at the University of Iowa and gained an M.A. in Film Studies. Subsequently, he became part of the first intake of the British National Film and Television School and, on graduation, was commissioned by the BBC to remake one of his student films. During a long television career, he directed single films and six-part series. Highlights include BBC's FORGIVE OUR FOOLISH WAYS, for which Kate Nelligan received a BAFTA nomination as best actress, ITV's THE THING ABOUT VINCE starring Timothy Spall (awarded a Silver Rose at the Montreux TV festival), Channel 4's THE MANAGERESS and SOCCER SHOOTOUT, the FIFA commissioned documentary of the Italia '90 World Cup. He also directed episodes of long-running television series and commercials in the UK, France, and Italy. His translations of Jean Mitry's AESTHETICS AND PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CINEMA and SEMIOLOGY AND THE ANALYSIS OF FILM are published by Indiana University Press and The Athlone Press. More recently, he has turned to writing fiction, producing three novels, with another two in preparation. BLUE NORTHER The Life and Times of Quanah Parker is widely available, both in print and as an ebook.