Rachel Talalay

Rachel Talalay

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1958-08-16 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

22 Movies · 44 TV shows

Biography

Rachel Talalay (born 16 August 1958) is a British-American film and television director and producer. She is also a University of British Columbia film professor.

Personal Life

Talalay met British film producer Rupert Harvey while working on Android in 1982. They began a relationship soon after, and were married in 1990, with John Waters officiating the wedding.

Early Life

Talalay was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father Paul Talalay was a pharmacologist, born in Berlin to a Russian Jewish family, and her mother Pamela is an English biochemist. She has two sisters and a brother. She was raised mostly in Baltimore, Maryland, with two years of her childhood in Britain. Talalay attended Yale, where she majored in mathematics, graduating in 1980. She also ran the Yale Film Society.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
Superman & Lois

Superman & Lois

7.07
2021
It follows the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress and pressures of being a working parent in today's society.

2020.

1 Movie
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

2020
A high schooler is recruited by a secret society of babysitters to fight the Boogeyman and his monsters in order to catch the boy she's watching on Halloween.

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol

6.16
2019
The members of the patrol suffered terrible accidents that left them scarred and damaged. The team was brought together by the Chief to investigate strange phenomena.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

6.31
2018
As she gets closer to her 16th birthday, she has to choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. The Archie comic was based on this.

2017.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Sherlock -  The Six Thatchers

Sherlock - The Six Thatchers

2017
Sherlock takes on the case of finding out who is going around and smashing six unique head statues of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
TV
American Gods

American Gods

5.9
2017
An ex-con becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities. Neil Gaiman was the author of a novel about this.
TV
Marvel's Iron Fist

Marvel's Iron Fist

6.38
2017
Danny was presumed dead for 15 years. He wants to fulfill his destiny now that he has the power of the Iron Fist.
TV
Riverdale

Riverdale

6.49
2017
The series takes on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, and explores the strangeness of small-town life, the darkness and strangeness bubbling underneath the wholesome facade, and is set in th...
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

2017
As the Twelfth Doctor nears regeneration, he stumbles on his first incarnation, also refusing to change. It takes a captain, a glass avatar and a familiar face to convince the Doctors the universe sti...

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
DC's Legends of Tomorrow

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

6.17
2016
When heroes are not enough. People who are legends are what the world needs. Having seen the future, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and vill...
On the Farm

On the Farm

2016
Based on a true story, a powerful study of the dysfunction and disorder in the police and criminal justice systems that allowed a wily psychopath to murder nearly 50 marginalised women from Vancouver'...

2015.

2 TV shows
TV
South of Hell

South of Hell

2015
South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal, a demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within, and is set in South Carolina. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her ...
TV
Supergirl

Supergirl

6.33
2015
After hiding her powers, Kara Zor-El must learn to embrace them. She was told to be careful with her powers.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Flash

The Flash

6.37
2014
Barry Allen fell into a coma after being struck by lightning. After he awakened with the power of super speed, he was given the ability to move through Central City like a guardian angel. Though initi...
Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven

2014
In this epic two-part finale, the Doctor comes face to face with the mysterious Missy, and an impossible choice is looming. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemie...
The Dorm

The Dorm

2014
After becoming a dorm mate of the popular Sarah, she begins a complete transformation as a shy, self-consciousness freshman.

2013.

2 TV shows
TV
Reign

Reign

6.9
2013
Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the French court.
TV
Played

Played

2013
The Covert Investigations Unit (CIU) risks going undercover to infiltrate and bring down criminal organizations. In this new style of short-term, high-intensity undercover work, each covert “play” is ...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Hannah's Law

Hannah's Law

2012
According to Hannah, Dodge City, Kansas is the "wickedest city on earth". With the help of young Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Mary.
TV
Continuum

Continuum

5.82
2012
The conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them in 2012 in Canada is the focus of the series. Despite being many years early, the rebel...

2011.

2 TV shows
TV
Endgame

Endgame

6
2011
On Monday, March 14, 2011, there was a new Canadian drama series on the Showcase Television network. The series is produced by Thunderbird Films. The show begins three months after the death of Rosema...
TV
XIII: The Series

XIII: The Series

6.11
2011
After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from t...

2010.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Haven

Haven

5.98
2010
The FBI agent arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets, which hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
TV
Sherlock

Sherlock

6.88
2010
The famous sleuth and his doctor partner solved crimes in the 21st century.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

2010
For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Cra$h & Burn

Cra$h & Burn

2009
Cra$h & Burn is a Canadian television drama series created by Malcolm MacRury. The show takes place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where it is also filmed. The series stars Luke Kirby as Jimmy Burn, a...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
jPod

jPod

2008
Douglas Coupland's novel of the same name is the basis for j Pod. On January 8, 2008, it was on the air. On April 4, 2008, it was announced that the show had been canceled because of low ratings. Only...

2007.

3 TV shows
TV
Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

6
2007
On August 10, 2007, the United States saw the debut of the American science fiction television series, "Flash Gordon." The series continued to air through February 8, 2008. It was shown on the United ...
TV
Durham County

Durham County

2007
Detective Mike Sweeney has just moved with his wife and daughters from Toronto to his hometown of Durham County after the death of his partner. Hoping to escape the violent world of big city police wo...
TV
Greek

Greek

6.75
2007
According to reports, the most powerful girl in the Greek system is about to be named. Her little brother is a nerd. He sees a chance to create a brand new identity at Cyprus-Rhodes University.

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Whistler

Whistler

2006
Local snowboarding legend Beck McKaye returns home from the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics with a gold medal, only to be later found dead.
TV
Kyle XY

Kyle XY

5.5
2006
A teenager is taken in by a family in a suburb. The family's mission becomes to solve the mystery of Kyle's origin and potential abilities as Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance.
The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

2006
The cast of Kenneth Grahame's classic book includes Matt Lucas as a marvellous Toad, Mark Gatiss as a spiky rat, Lee Ingleby as a nervous Mole, and Bob Hoskins as a grumpy old Badger.

2005.

4 TV shows
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.
TV
Wildfire

Wildfire

6
2005
Kris Furillo is given the opportunity to start a new life after serving time at a teen detention center. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer Pablo, who arranges a job...
TV
Supernatural

Supernatural

6.41
2005
When they were children, Sam and Dean lost their mother. They were raised to be soldiers. He taught them about the evil in America on the dark corners and back roads. He taught them how to kill it. Th...
TV
Sex, Love & Secrets

Sex, Love & Secrets

5.75
2005
The lives of twentysomethings in the hip L.A are chronicled in a drama. The neighborhood is called Silverlake.

2004.

1 TV show
TV
Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It

2004
Three teens are growing up. These guys have the same thing in common. When their attitudes about women are challenged, they discover there's more to life than meets the eye.

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated t...
A Tale of Two Wives

A Tale of Two Wives

2003
Bill Goodman is a slick, wealthy, celebrated psychiatrist, who leads a double life. He has a wife and daughter in New York. At the same time, the bigamist has another wife in London. Despite his long ...

2002.

2 TV shows
TV
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

5.73
2002
After a coma, Johnny Smith had psychic abilities.
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI's Missing Persons Unit in New York City was the subject of the series.

2001.

4 TV shows
TV
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

5.95
2001
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
TV
Dice

Dice

2001
The gambling mind is explored.
TV
The Division

The Division

2001
The Division has Bonnie Bedelia in it. The San Francisco Police Department's women police officers were the focus of the series. The series ended on June 28, 2004.
TV
Wolf Lake

Wolf Lake

2001
People can move between the world of wolves and the world of humans. John Kanin dislikes people who call themselves skin walkers. He agreed to marry his girlfriend. Her hometown is where people are hi...

2000.

3 TV shows
TV
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

2000
A modern day version of the 1969 detective series about Private Investigator Jeff Randall, who is aided in cases by the ghost of his deceased partner Marty Hopkirk.
TV
That's Life

That's Life

2000
That's Life is an American comedy-drama series created by Diane Ruggiero, that was broadcast on CBS from October 1, 2000 to January 26, 2002.
TV
Boston Public

Boston Public

3.5
2000
StevenHarper runs the school as best he can while dealing with the demands of the faculty, students and their parents.

1999.

1 Movie
Welcome to Primetime

Welcome to Primetime

1999
A documentary about the Nightmare on Elm Street series.

1998.

1 TV show
TV
To Have & to Hold

To Have & to Hold

1998
To Have & to Hold is a short-lived American television series that aired on CBS during the fall of 1998. The drama series starred Moira Kelly as Annie Cornell, an attorney, and Jason Beghe as her hus...

1997.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal is a lawyer at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
TV
Touching Evil

Touching Evil

1997
Follow the exploits of the OSC. The unit is an elite, rapid-response crime squad. The OSC uses their skills to bring about justice.
The Borrowers

The Borrowers

1997
The normal-sized Lender family was secretly sharing a house with the four-inch-tall Clock family, which borrowed items such as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. When evil lawyer Ociou...

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Tank Girl

Tank Girl

9
1995
Our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation which controls the world's water supply.
TV
Band of Gold

Band of Gold

1995
Band of Gold is a British drama. It was shown on ITV between 1995 and 1997. The series is about a group of women who live and work in the red-light district.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Space Rangers

Space Rangers

1993
Space Rangers is an American futuristic science fiction drama. The short lived series aired on CBS in 1993. The show was created by Pen Densham and Trilogy Entertainment Group.
Ghost in the Machine

Ghost in the Machine

1993
Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also known as the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. A salesman uses Terry's address book to demonstrate a...

1991.

1 Movie
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

5.58
1991
When you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth iteration of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as a psychologist and a patient with the same nightmares meet. The house on ...

1990.

1 Movie
Cry-Baby

Cry-Baby

4
1990
A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a juvenile delinquent.

1989.

1 Movie
The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV'

The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV'

1989
You can see the behind-the-scenes techniques and gruesome special effects that dominate this box office hit. Robert is playing a character.

1988.

2 Movies
Hairspray

Hairspray

8
1988
Tracy was a regular on the show. She uses her fame to speak out. She earned the ire of the show's former star and her pro-segregation parents by doing so. The rivalry between Tracy and Amber became mo...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

5.8
1988
The elm street kids were killed by Freddy Krueger. She can draw people into her dreams, but she can't do it with Alice. Freddy's foul domain is pulled by a group of children.

1982.

2 Movies
Android

Android

1982
Eccentric scientist Dr. Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives...
Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

4.89
1982
A group of murderers break out of a mental hospital and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
An Introvert's Guide to High School

An Introvert's Guide to High School

High school is not very good. The school administration traumatised a 17 year old girl because she was an insturmentist. Comedy-as-therapy is a movie about bias. A team of women and non-binary departm...
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