Berry, Dennis


Berry, Dennis
(August II, 1944, Hollywood, California, USA-)
   The son of American director John Berry, he was raised in France and became an actor (1967 Cinq Gars pour Singapour / Cinque marines per Singapore / UK: Five Ashore in Singapore / USA: Singapore, Singapore, Bernard Toublanc-Michel, France / Italy; La Collection­neuse / UK and USA: The Collector, Eric Rohmer; Homeo / Going Home, short, Etienne O'Leary; 1968 La Fille d'en Face, Jean-Daniel Simon; A tout casser / Quella carogna di Frank Mitraglia / UK: The Great Chase / USA: Breaking It Up, John Berry, France / Italy; 1969 L'Amour fou, Jacques Rivette, shot in 1967; Café du Square, 30 X 13' TV series, Louis Daquin; 1970 Borsalino, Jacques Deray, France / Italy; Promise at Dawn / La Promesse de l'Aube, Jules Dassin, USA / France; 1975 Paulina s'en va, André Téchiné, shot in 1967-1969; 1984 Avé Maria, Jacques Richard). He co-wrote the screenplay of Jean Seberg's short (1974 Ballad for Billy the Kid), worked as associate producer on a couple of US TV movies (1980 Angel on My Shoulder, John Berry; 1981 Midnight Lace, Ivan Nagy; 1982 Sister, Sister, John Berry), and authored lyrics for Haut Bas Fragile / USA: Up, Down, Fragile (Jacques Rivette, 1995). From 1972 to 1978, he was married to actress Jean Seberg (1938-1979).
 Filmography
1969 ◘ Jojo ne veut pas montrer ses Pieds (short; also screenwriter, dialogist)
        ◘ Pierre et Marie s'en vont ensemble (short)
        ◘ Le Grand Délire / Die grosse Ekstase / Prossima apertura casa di piacere / USA: The Big Delirium (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist; France / West Germany / Italy)
        ◘ The Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau (USA)
        ◘ Last Song (also co-screenwriter; France / Switzerland; shot in 1985)
2001 ◘ Laguna (Canada; shot in 2000)
 Television Filmography
        ◘ Crossbow / Guillaume Tell / William Tell (episode "Possessed!"; USA / France / UK)
        ◘ Crossbow / Guillaume Tell / William Tell (episode "Exit the Dragon"; USA / France / UK)
        ◘ Katts and Dog / Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (TV series; Canada)
        ◘ The Saint: The Blue Dulac (Canada / France / UK)
        ◘ Crossbow / Guillaume Tell / William Tell (episode
        ◘ "The Mission"; USA / France / UK)
1991 ◘ The Exile (episode "The Girl from Brazil"; USA)
1992 ◘ Counterstrike (episode "La Belle Dame Monique"; USA / Canada / France)
        ◘ Sang et Poussière
        ◘ Highlander (episodes "An Eye for an Eye", "The Return of Amanda", "Run for Your Life"; Canada / France)
        ◘ Highlander (episodes "The Vampire", "Pha-roah's Daughter", "Prodigal Son", "Counterfeit: Part 2", "The Samurai", "The Revolutionary", "The Cross of St. Antoine", "The Lamb"; Canada / France)
        ◘ Sabine j'imagine
        ◘ Highlander (episodes "Methos", "Testimony", "Reasonable Doubt", "Finale: Part 2", "The Innocent", "Reunion", "The Colonel"; Canada / France)
        ◘ Chloé (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Highlander (episodes "Something Wicked", "Deliverance", "Methuselah's Gift", "Through a Glass Darkly", "Till Death", "One Minute to Midnight", "Prophecy"; Canada / France)
        ◘ Stargate SG-1 (episodes "The Enemy Within", "The First Commandment"; USA / Canada)
        ◘ Highlander (episodes "Archangel", "Unusual Suspects"; Canada / France)
        ◘ Hors Limites / Off Limits (episodes "Le Piège", "Mariages à la Bulgare"; also co-screenwriter; France / Bulgaria)
        ◘ Mission Protection rapprochée / Les Amazones (episode "En plein Coeur")
        ◘ Highlander:The Raven (France / Canada)
        ◘ Mission rapprochée (episode "En plein Coeur")
        ◘ La Crim' (episodes "Meurtre au Lavage", "Mort d'un Prince", "Les Yeux ouverts", "Le Masque rouge", "L'Oiseau fou", "Ramsès")
        ◘ Poison / Das Blonde Biest—Wenn Mutterliebe blind macht / US DVD: Tease (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; Canada / Germany / USA)
2001 ◘ Diamond Hunters (South Africa / USA / Germany / Italy)
        ◘ Laguna (France / Italy)
        ◘ Largo Winch / Largo Winch—Gefahrliches Erbe (TV series; co-director only; France / Germany / Canada / Belgium / USA)
        ◘ Les Monos (episodes "La Loi du plus fort", "Les Trois Frères"; France / Belgium)
        ◘ Le Détective: Contre-Enquête
        ◘ Léa Parker (episodes "L'Hippodrome", "Poison mortel")
        ◘ La Lance de la Destinée (3 X 100'; France / Belgium)
2008 ◘ La Main blanche (4 X 52')
        ◘ Duval et Moretti (episodes "Haute Couture", "Seule au Monde", "Carton rouge", "Compte à Rebours", "Drôle de Justice")

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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