Biography

Got a degree in Drama at Manchester University in 1970. Then actor for ten years working extensively in TV and theatre. Gained a place on a 3 month course specially set up by the BBC to train up theatre directors into TV directors. Worked freelance as a director of single dramas, largely at the BBC - my first play being "Too Late to Talk to Billy", casting Ken Branagh, then still at RADA, in the lead. Among many other high profile dramas I directed the original "House of Cards" which ended up with a Peabody Award. Achieved another of those for "A Rather English Marriage" with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay, which also won various other things including a clutch of BAFTAs. Won another BAFTA for "Just William". Over the years there have been various other BAFTA nominations, RTS nominations (and a win), plus Broadcasting Press Guild awards etc etc....and an International Emmy. Now living quietly out of the lime-light in Devon.

Credits

Blandings 6 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 4   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 5   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 6   Director 2012
Doc Martin 5 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 5, Episode 5   Director 2011
Series 5, Episode 7   Director 2011
Series 6, Episode 4   Director 2011
Series 6, Episode 5   Director 2013
Series 6, Episode 6   Director 2011
Just William 4 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 2010
Episode 2   Director 2010
Episode 3   Director 2010
Episode 4   Director 2010
Lark Rise To Candleford 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 3, Episode 7   Director 2009
Clash Of The Santas 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2008
Risk Worth Taking, A 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2007
Perfect Day: A Risk Worth Taking 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2007
City Lights 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Episode 15   Director 2007
Perfect Day: The Funeral 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Episode 3   Director 2006
Northern Lights 3 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2006
Series 1, Episode 4   Director 2005
Series 1, Episode 5   Director 2005
Roman Road 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2004
Christmas Lights 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2004
Booze Cruise, The 3 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 2   Director 2005
Episode 3   Director 2005
Episode 1   Director 2003
New Tricks 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2003
Series 1, Episode 4   Director 2003
Ready When You Are Mr Mcgill 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2002
Auf Wiedersehen Pet 6 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 3, Episode 1   Director 2002
Series 3, Episode 2   Director 2002
Series 3, Episode 3   Director 2002
Series 3, Episode 4   Director 2002
Series 3, Episode 5   Director 2002
Series 3, Episode 6   Director 2002
Strange Relations 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2001
My Beautiful Son 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2001
Dirty Tricks 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 2000
Episode 2   Director 2000
Murder Rooms - Mysteries Of The Real Sherlock Holmes 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 1999
Episode 2   Director 1999
Every Woman Knows A Secret 3 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 1998
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 1998
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 1998
Rather English Marriage, A 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1998
Playing The Field 3 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 1997
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 1997
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 1997
Heat Of The Sun 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 1997
Have Your Cake And Eat It 4 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 1996
Episode 2   Director 1996
Episode 3   Director 1996
Episode 4   Director 1996
Touch Of Frost, A 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 5, Episode 1   Director 1996
Affair, The 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1995
To Play The King 5 episodes View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1993
Episode 1   Director 1993
Episode 2   Director 1993
Episode 3   Director 1993
Episode 4   Director 1993
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1992
Disaster At Valdez 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1992
Ex 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1991
House Of Cards, The 4 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 1990
Episode 2   Director 1990
Episode 3   Director 1990
Episode 4   Director 1990
Capital City 4 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 1989
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 1989
Series 1, Episode 7   Director 1989
Series 1, Episode 13   Director 1989
Every Breath You Take 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1988
Picnic, The 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1987
Inappropriate Behaviour 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1986
Fighting Back 5 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 1985
Episode 2   Director 1985
Episode 3   Director 1985
Episode 4   Director 1985
Episode 5   Director 1985
Long Term Memory 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1985
Wynne And Penkovsky 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1985
Keep On Running 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1984
Benefit Of The Doubt 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1983
Belles 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1983
Across The Water 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1982
Play For Today 3 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 12, Episode 16   Director 1981
Series 13, Episode 17   Director 1983
Series 14, Episode 3   Director 1983
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