Small Screen Directors

by BalloonCinema | created - 22 May 2017 | updated - 22 May 2017 | Public

1. Euros Lyn

Director | Y Llyfrgell

Euros Lyn was born in 1971 in Wales. He is a director and producer, known for The Library Suicides (2016), Doctor Who (2005) and Torchwood (2006).


2. Neil Marshall

Director | Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and Doomsday (2008). He was previously married to Axelle Carolyn.


3. Paul McGuigan

Director | Lucky Number Slevin

Paul McGuigan was born on September 19, 1963 in Bellshill, Scotland. He is a director and producer, known for Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Wicker Park (2004) and Victor Frankenstein (2015).


4. Tom Harper

Director | The Aeronauts

Tom Harper is a BAFTA nominated British film and television director, writer and producer. He was born and brought up in London.

Harper began his career making short films. He wrote and directed his break out short film, Cubs, in 2006 about urban fox hunting. He then moved on to direct a range of ...


5. Colm McCarthy

Director | The Girl with All the Gifts

Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly.

He did not formally train in ...


6. John Badham

Director | WarGames

English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor ...


7. James Hawes

Director | Black Mirror

James Hawes is a director and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), The Challenger Disaster (2013) and The Alienist (2018).


8. Owen Harris

Director | Black Mirror

Owen Harris is a director and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), Brave New World (2020) and Holy Flying Circus (2011).


9. Miguel Sapochnik

Director | Game of Thrones

Miguel Sapochnik was born in July 1974 in Hammersmith, London, England as Miguel Vicente Rosenberg-Sapochnik. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Repo Men (2010) and Trainspotting (1996). He has been married to Alexis Raben since 2006.


10. Nick Hurran

Director | Girls' Night

Nick Hurran was born in 1959 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Girls' Night (1998), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) and Sherlock (2010). He is married to Michele Buck. They have two children.


11. Mark Mylod

Director | Succession

Mark Mylod is a director and producer, known for Succession (2018), Game of Thrones (2011) and Shameless (2011). He is married to Amy Westcott. They have four children.


12. Farren Blackburn

Director | The Fades

With a number of award winning shorts, tv dramas and feature films to his name, Farren is considered one of the most sought after UK directors working today. He is currently setting up Season 2 of Sky/AMC's hugely popular fantasy drama, A Discovery Of Witches prior to which he was Lead Director and...


13. Steve Shill

Director | Dexter

Born near Windsor, England, Steve became an oil painter, photographer and printer, graduating in Fine Art at Leeds University. He then joined ground-breaking British experimental theatre company Impact Theatre Cooperative as an actor. For the next six years Steve appeared in thirteen original shows...


14. James Strong

Director | Vanity Fair

James Strong is a director and producer, known for Vanity Fair (2018), Liar (2017) and Broadchurch (2013).


15. Nick Copus

Director | Alphas

Nick Copus was born on September 4, 1966 in Hendon, London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Alphas (2011), The Summit (2008) and Salem (2014).


16. Coky Giedroyc

Director | How to Build a Girl

Elder sister of Mel Giedroyc.


17. Danny Cannon

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Danny Cannon is an Emmy-nominated film and television producer, director and writer, known for executive producing and directing Pennyworth (2019), Gotham (2014), Nikita (2010), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Judge Dredd (1995), and is responsible for executive producing the billion ...


18. Rob Bailey

Director | CSI: NY


19. Otto Bathurst

Director | Robin Hood

Otto Bathurst was born in June 1971 in Hammersmith, London, England as Otto Benjamin Charles Bathurst. He is a director and producer, known for Robin Hood (2018), Criminal Justice (2008) and Black Mirror (2011).


20. Mark Tonderai

Director | The Passage

Mark Tonderai is a director and writer, known for The Passage (2019), Locke & Key (2019) and The Five (2016).


21. Andy Goddard

Director | Set Fire to the Stars

Andy Goddard is a director and writer known for Set Fire To The Stars (2014), Downton Abbey (2011-12) and Doctor Who (2008). His debut short Little Sisters (1998) was nominated for a BAFTA and won both the Gold Hugo at the 34th Chicago International Film Festival and the Grand Prix in European ...


22. S.J. Clarkson

Director | The Defenders

S.J. Clarkson is a director and writer, known for The Defenders (2017), Life on Mars (2006) and Orange Is the New Black (2013).


23. Simon Cellan Jones

Director | Our Friends in the North

Simon Cellan Jones is known for his work on Our Friends in the North (1996), The Expanse (2015) and 1984 (1984).


24. Sam Miller

Director | Luther

Sam Miller is an Emmy nominated film and television director. He is know for his work across 4 seasons of Luther and as originating director on Fortitude, Rellik, Good Cop, and This Life. Films include No Good Deed Among Giants, Elephant Juice and King Girl. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy for ...


25. Tom Shankland

Director | The Children

Tom Shankland is a director and producer, known for The Children (2008), The Killing Gene (2007) and The Missing (2014).


26. Alrick Riley

Director | The Cops

Alrick Riley was born in London and is a graduate of the National Film & Television School. His two film school shorts, Money Talks and Concrete Garden achieved international film festival success. Both were screened on UK television. He has directed high profile television projects and continues ...


27. Alice Troughton

Director | Cucumber

Alice Troughton is an internationally acclaimed director working between the US and the UK. She is best known for her work as lead director on The Living and the Dead, the multi-award winning Cucumber and the BAFTA-winning Doctor Who episode Midnight. Her most recent work includes the Netflix's new...


28. Thor Freudenthal

Director | Starman

Thor Freudenthal was born on October 20, 1972 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Starman (2016), Motel (2005) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).


29. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...


30. Anna Foerster

Director | Underworld: Blood Wars

Anna Foerster is known for her work on Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), Outlander (2014) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004).


31. Uta Briesewitz

Director | Westworld

Uta Briesewitz was born on September 1, 1967 in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is a cinematographer and director, known for Westworld (2016), Stranger Things (2016) and Altered Carbon (2018).


32. Mary Harron

Director | American Psycho

Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. She gained recognition for her role in writing and directing several independent films, including I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), American Psycho (2000), and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005). She co-wrote American Psycho and ...


33. T.J. Scott

Director | Star Trek: Discovery

Timothy James Scott, known professionally as T.J. Scott, is a Canadian film and television director, screenwriter, producer, and former stuntman and actor. As a director, Scott earned a Canadian Screen Award in 2015 for his work on the BBC America-Space television series Orphan Black (2013). Scott ...


34. Ken Girotti

Director | Vikings

Ken Girotti is a director and producer, known for Vikings (2013), Daredevil (2015) and Orphan Black (2013).


35. Guillermo Navarro

Cinematographer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo Navarro was born in 1955 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Pan's Labyrinth (2006), I Am Number Four (2011) and Pacific Rim (2013).


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