|Years active||1964 - Present|
Jean-Claude Lord (born June 6, 1943) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most commercial of the Québécois directors in the 1970s, aiming his feature films at a mass audience and dealing with political themes in a mainstream, Hollywood style.
Lord was born in Montreal, Quebec, and began his career as an apprentice to Pierre Patry at Coopératio, working as an assistant director on many films before directing his first feature, Délivrez-nous du mal, in 1965. His 1974 film Bingo exploits the post-October Crisis, post-Watergate paranoia prevalent in North America at the time with considerable panache. It was the subject of an intensive critical debate about its credentials as a left-wing film. In 1982, he directed his first English-language film, Visiting Hours, a low-budget horror movie that remains a cult favorite. In 1986, Lord worked for the first time in television on the series Lance et Compte, a series which he would revisit several times years later. Since then he has worked primarily in television on several other series and Made-for-TV movies.