Favourite TV directors

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1. 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 Doctor Who (2005). He is married to Michele Buck. They have two children.

2. Marc Munden

Director | Utopia

Marc Munden was an assistant to Mike Leigh, Derek Jarman and Terence Davies before directing documentaries for the BBC.

His TV dramas have been nominated on 7 occasions for a BAFTA, winning for both The Mark of Cain and National Treasure and on 7 occasions for a Royal Television Society Award, ...

3. Toby Haynes

Director | Doctor Who

Toby Haynes recently directed Brexit: An Uncivil War, written by James Graham and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The film has been nominated for an Outstanding Television Movie Emmy. His episode of Black Mirror: USS Callister won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie last year.

In 2014 he ...

4. 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).

5. Jakob Verbruggen

Director | The Alienist

Jakob Verbruggen is a director and producer, known for The Alienist (2018), Snapshot (2002) and In Bruges (2008).

6. Adam Smith

Director | Trespass Against Us

Adam Smith is an award winning film, television drama, documentary, and music video director. His filmmaking journey began as a teenager, making visuals for raves and nightclubs in a creative collective, which he co founded, called Vegetable Vision.

Smith started his television directing career in ...

7. David Slade

Director | Hard Candy

David Slade was born on September 26, 1969 in the UK. He is a producer and director, known for Hard Candy (2005), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) and 30 Days of Night (2007).

8. Alan Taylor

Director | Game of Thrones

Alan Taylor was born in 1965. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and The Emperor's New Clothes (2001).

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. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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 ...

13. Daniel Percival

Director | Dirty War

Daniel Percival is a BAFTA award winning independent writer/director of film and television. Having originally trained a a film editor Percival started directing documentaries for the BBC in the mid 1990's. In 2001 Percival wrote and directed the groundbreaking docu-drama Smallpox 2002, a feature ...

14. Karyn Kusama

Director | The Invitation

Karyn Kusama was born on March 21, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Karyn K. Kusama. She is a director and writer, known for The Invitation (2015), Girlfight (2000) and Æon Flux (2005).

15. 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.

16. Lukas Ettlin

Camera_department | Transformers

Lukas Ettlin is a director and cinematographer, most well-known for his work on Black Sails, Lincoln Lawyer and Battle Los Angeles. He was born in Luzern, Switzerland and started his career as a teenager, remaking Back to the Future in German, shot for shot, VCR to VCR. After graduating from NYU ...

17. Alik Sakharov

Cinematographer | Game of Thrones

Alik Sakharov was born on May 17, 1959 in Tashkent, USSR. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Ozark (2017) and House of Cards (2013).

18. Matt Shakman

Director | Game of Thrones

Matt Shakman was born on August 8, 1975. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Fargo (2014) and Mad Men (2007).

19. Michelle MacLaren

Producer | Breaking Bad

Michelle MacLaren was born in 1965 in Canada. She is a producer and director, known for Breaking Bad (2008), The Walking Dead (2010) and Game of Thrones (2011).

20. 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).

21. Coky Giedroyc

Director | The Hour

Elder sister of Mel Giedroyc.

22. Floria Sigismondi

Director | The Runaways

Floria Sigismondi is a photographer and director. Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos. Her trademark dilating, jittery camerawork, noticeable as early as her video for Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", has been replicated by a great number of directors...

23. David Nutter

Director | Game of Thrones

David Nutter was born in 1960 in the USA. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Pacific (2010) and Space: Above and Beyond (1995). He has been married to Birgit Nutter since May 1987. They have two children.

24. Peter Hoar

Director | Doctor Who

Peter Hoar is a director and producer, known for Doctor Who (2005), The Umbrella Academy (2019) and Daredevil (2015).

25. Wayne Yip

Director | Utopia

Writer/Director Wayne Yip graduated with a degree in Graphic Design at Oxford & Cherwell College in 2004. His career began initially in music videos but naturally progressed to short films. After the multiple award-winning short film 'Diego's Story', he directed Tom Bidwell's Would Like To Meet for...

26. David Semel

Producer | Heroes

David Semel is a producer and director, known for Heroes (2006), House (2004) and Person of Interest (2011).

27. Michael Slovis

Cinematographer | Breaking Bad

Michael Slovis was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Breaking Bad (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).

28. Minkie Spiro

Director | Rat Women

Minkie is a Fulbright scholar who graduated with a First Class Honours degree from Central St. Martins School in London. She began her professional life as a photographer, her work being exhibited internationally. She would go on to complete a Masters degree in Film Directing at the Royal College ...

29. Jeremy Webb

Director | The Umbrella Academy

Jeremy Webb is a director best known for his work on "Downton Abbey". He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his episode that dealt with the death of Lady Sybil. He was also nominated for a BAFTA for his work on the legal drama "Silk" and the BBC series "Merlin," where he was the main director ...

30. Alex Garcia Lopez

Director | Daredevil

Alex Garcia Lopez is a writer and director of BAFTA nominated TV shows. Born in Argentina but Los Angeles based, Alex began his career making short films in London, UK. He is known for his work on Utopia (2013), Misfits (2011), Punisher (2018), Daredevil (2018) and Cloak and Dagger (2018). Just ...

31. 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 ...

32. Douglas Mackinnon

Director | Sherlock

Douglas Mackinnon is a director and producer, known for Sherlock (2010), Line of Duty (2012) and Doctor Who (2005).

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