Press Release


29 April 2019

Last night, the winners of the BAFTA Craft Awards were announced, with Directors UK members sweeping the board in the directing categories. Celebrating the very best behind the scenes TV talent, the awards recognised Directors UK members Ben Anthony, Stephen Frears and Barbara Wiltshire for their contributions to UK television in 2018.

Ben Anthony won the Director: Factual award for Grenfell (Minnow Films/BBC One), Stephen Frears won the Director: Fiction award for A Very English Scandal (Blueprint Pictures/BBC One) and Barbara Wiltshire won the Director: Multi-Camera award for Inside No.9 Live: Dead Line (BBC Studios/BBC Two). 

Steve Smith, Directors UK Chair said: “Huge congratulations to Ben, Stephen and Barbara. Representing directing talent from across genres, they are at the forefront of storytelling, creativity and innovation in our industry. The BAFTA Craft Awards celebrate the art of making television, reaffirming the notion that what happens behind the scenes directly impacts the content that shapes our daily lives.”  

    About Directors UK
    Directors UK is the professional association of UK screen directors. It is a membership organisation representing the creative, economic and contractual interests of over 7,000 members - the majority of working TV and film directors in the UK.  Directors UK collects and distributes royalty payments and provides a range of services to members including campaigning, commercial negotiations, legal advice, events, training and career development.  Directors UK works closely with fellow organisations around the world to represent directors’ rights and concerns, promotes excellence in the craft of direction and champions change to the current landscape to create an equal opportunity industry for all.

    Further information
    To become a member of Directors UK for access to training, benefits and discounts, please visit or contact [email protected]   

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Charlie Coombes

Head of PR and Corporate Communications

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