Date of Birth
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Harper grew up in a Quaker family. He “credits Quakerism with setting the tone in his attitudes towards pacifism and non-violence.”
Harper began his career making short films. He wrote and directed Cubs in 2006 about urban fox hunting which was nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Short Film category and won a BIFA.
Harper then moved on to direct a range of film and television work which includes Misfits, The Scouting Book for Boys (2009), This Is England '86, The Borrowers (2011), Peaky Blinders (2013), and The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.
In 2014, Harper re-teamed with Jack Thorne, the writer of The Scouting Book for Boys, to make War Book, which premiered at the London Film Festival and had its international premiere as the opening film of the International Festival of Film Rotterdam.
The film received critical acclaim with The List calling it a "powerful, provocative and essential piece of modern British cinema". Harper was also a producer of the film.
The series topped ratings and won rave reviews. The series was nominated for 6 BAFTAs (including Best Drama Series) and won Best Production Design.