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Tim Broad

Tim Broad was a British film director, best known for his music videos for the singer Morrissey.

In a 1990 interview, he was described as Morrissey's closest friend.[1] Broad directed the video for The Smiths' songs "Girlfriend in a Coma" and "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before",[2] and subsequently a number of videos for Morrissey,[3] seven of which were released on the compilation Hulmerist.

He also directed the videos for the Mike + The Mechanics' songs "The Living Years" and "Nobody Knows",[4] Marc Almond's "Tears Run Rings" and several songs by The Jesus and Mary Chain.[5]

Broad died of an HIV-related illness in 1993 at the age of 38.[6][7][8]

Filmography: Music videos for MorrisseyEdit


  1. ^ Kent, Nick. "The Face, March 1990". Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ Zuberi, Nabeel (2001). Sounds English: Transnational Popular Music. University of Illinois Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0252026201.
  3. ^ "Morrissey videos and promo films". Passions Just Like Mine. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Tim Broad - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. ^ Howe, Zoe (2013). Barbed wire kisses : the Jesus and Mary Chain story. Edinburgh: Polygon. ISBN 978-1846972492.
  6. ^ Rogan, Johnny (1993). Morrissey & Marr : the severed alliance (New, rev. ed.). London [u.a.]: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0711930001.
  7. ^ Bret, David (2004). Morrissey : scandal and passion. London: Robson. p. 143. ISBN 978-1861057877.
  8. ^ Morrissey (2013). Autobiography. London: Penguin Books, Limited. ISBN 978-0141394817.