Julian Doyle | Film Director and Author

Julian Doyle is a distinguished British filmmaker with an outstanding career in the film industry. He is widely recognised for his long-standing collaboration with Monty Python, where he worked on their most celebrated films including Monty Python and the Holy GrailLife of Brian, and The Meaning of Life.

In addition to his work with Monty Python, Julian has directed several acclaimed feature films including Love Potion (1987) and Chemical Wedding (2008), a supernatural thriller co-written with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson. His directorial credits also include music videos for iconic artists such as Kate Bush’s Cloudbusting and Iron Maiden’s Can I Play with Madness.




* Media Comment, Expert Opinion & Interviews

Julian Doyle's four-decade cinematic career positions him as an ideal media contact for expert commentary and opinions. With a diverse skill set encompassing directing, editing, and special effects, Julian brings a wealth of experience and credibility to discussions on filmmaking and cultural analysis. His association with seminal works such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Brazil further underscores his significant contributions to British cinema. Moreover, his versatility as an author and educator, reflects a commitment to nurturing talent and sharing industry insights. Recognised achievements and awards further validate Julian's standing within the entertainment industry, enhancing his appeal as a respected voice for media seeking authoritative perspectives on film and cultural discourse.

* Public Speaking Engagements

Julian is available for a variety of in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Enquiries and bookings can be made through our speaking agency, BubbleandSqueak.London


Filmmaker and author Julian Doyle has enjoyed a four-decade cinematic career that has brought many of the world’s best-loved and most seminal movies to the big screen.

Born in London, Julian worked as a junior technician in Nobel Prize-winner Professor Peter Medawar’s team at University College London before completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of London. He then trained at London Film School before launching his freelance filmmaking and editing career. He was first introduced to the Monty Python team when they reached out for assistance with a number of corporate films they were making after Monty Python’s Flying Circus ended on TV in 1974. Julian and the Monty Python team worked so well together that Terry Jones invited him to become involved in a new movie they were planning – 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This marked the beginning of long and celebrated cinematic collaborations both with the Python team and Gilliam. [Film buffs take note: Julian has a cameo role in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’; he plays the Policeman who puts his hand over the lens bringing the film to an end].

Julian is also famous for shooting the Fxs for Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’, a movie which he also edited. Julian has also won awards for directing pop videos such as Kate Bush’s ‘Cloudbusting’ featuring Donald Sutherland, and Iron Maiden’s ‘Play with Madness’ featuring Graham Chapman.

While internationally recognised for his work in film, he is also known for Directing Masterclasses at various Colleges and Universities. Julian is also the author of multiple books, including Chemical Wedding, a novel based on his film of the same name; The Gospel According to Monty Python, a scholarly analysis of Monty Python’s Life of Brian; and his latest novel, the Sherlock Holmes-starring historical mystery thriller The Jericho Manuscript.

His most recent film is ‘Twilight of the Gods’, an in-depth exploration of the relationship between Richard Wagner and Friedrich Nietzsche. Julian has also given keynote talks on filmmaking at the BFI, V&A, Penn State University, and many more.

Further Information:


Personal website – www.juliandoyle.info


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