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John Kent Harrison is a television producer, director and writer.

Harrison was educated at Columbia University and at Appleby College in Canada.

Harrison is best known for his work in the international miniseries format. Various credits include The Water is Wide (2006), Pope John Paul II (2005) with Jon Voight who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Pope John Paul II. Two other popular films are A Bear Named Winnie (2004), Emmy Award winning Helen of Troy (2003), and A Wrinkle in Time (mini-series) which won the International Children's Film Festival in 2003.

With a 34 share, his 1996 TV movie, What The Deaf Man Heard, has been the highest-rated stand-alone 2-hour TV movie since 1991. It was also nominated for an Emmy Award as Best TV movie of the year. The following year his Hallmark Hall of Fame production, William Faulkner's Old Man with Arliss Howard and Jeanne Tripplehorn won two Emmy Awards, the Humanitas Prize and the Columbus Gold Medal.

In 2009 Harrison was nominated by the DGA as best TV movie director of the year for his Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" with Anna Paquin who was also nominated for a Golden Globe in her role as Irena Sendler, a Polish hero of the Holocaust. Also that year, Harrison directed Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper in another Hallmark Hall of Fame Production, "The Lois Wilson Story" about Lois and Bill Wilson who respectively founded Al-Anon and AA.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Kent Harrison, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John Kent Harrison is a television producer, director and writer.

Harrison was educated at Columbia University and at Appleby College in Canada.

Harrison is best known for his work in the international miniseries format. Various credits include The Water is Wide (2006), Pope John Paul II (2005) with Jon Voight who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Pope John Paul II. Two other popular films are A Bear Named Winnie (2004), Emmy Award winning Helen of Troy (2003), and A Wrinkle in Time (mini-series) which won the International Children's Film Festival in 2003.

With a 34 share, his 1996 TV movie, What The Deaf Man Heard, has been the highest-rated stand-alone 2-hour TV movie since 1991. It was also nominated for an Emmy Award as Best TV movie of the year. The following year his Hallmark Hall of Fame production, William Faulkner's Old Man with Arliss Howard and Jeanne Tripplehorn won two Emmy Awards, the Humanitas Prize and the Columbus Gold Medal.

In 2009 Harrison was nominated by the DGA as best TV movie director of the year for his Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" with Anna Paquin who was also nominated for a Golden Globe in her role as Irena Sendler, a Polish hero of the Holocaust. Also that year, Harrison directed Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper in another Hallmark Hall of Fame Production, "The Lois Wilson Story" about Lois and Bill Wilson who respectively founded Al-Anon and AA.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Kent Harrison, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

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Also Known As

  • John Harrison

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew Director
2017 Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars Director
2016 Anne of Green Gables Director
2013 Christmas in Conway Director
2011 Game of Your Life Director
2011 Change of Plans Director
2010 A Walk in My Shoes Director
2010 When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Director
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Director
2007 Crossroads - A Story of Forgiveness Director
2006 The Water Is Wide Director
2005 Pope John Paul II (2 episodes)Director
2004 A Bear Named Winnie Director
2004 The Winning Season Director
2003 A Wrinkle in Time Director
2003 Helen of Troy (2 episodes)Director
2001 In Love and War Director
2000 A House Divided Director
1999 You Know My Name Director
1997 What the Deaf Man Heard Director
1997 Old Man Director
1995 The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky Director
1995 Johnny's Girl Director
1994 City Boy Director
1994 For the Love of Aaron Director
1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica Director
1993 Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence Director
1990 Beautiful Dreamers Director

Writing

2011 Change of Plans Writer
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Writer
2004 A Bear Named Winnie Writer
2004 The Winning Season Writer
1999 You Know My Name Writer
1996 Calm at Sunset Teleplay
1995 Johnny's Girl Writer
1993 Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence Writer
1982 Murder by Phone Screenplay
1980 Coming Out Alive Writer
1977 Shock Waves Screenplay

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