Ben Stiller on His New Role in ‘Escape at Dannemora': Behind the Camera, Without Laughter

Ben Stiller on His New Role in ‘Escape at Dannemora': Behind the Camera, Without Laughter
A version of this story about Ben Stiller first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Over the years, we’ve seen that Ben Stiller always acts in things he directs, and almost always sticks to comedy. But the limited series “Escape at Dannemora” changed that, winning Stiller an Emmy nomination and a Directors Guild Award in the process.

The seven-part, seven-and-a-half hour true-life saga about Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), a prison worker who helped two convicted murderers escape from a New York facility in 2015 is the longest thing he’s ever directed, by far the most serious and the only one in which Stiller himself never makes an appearance in front of the camera.

“I have to say, over the years I’ve always wanted to do that,” he said of the decision to only direct the miniseries about a real-life prison break,
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