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Brian Kirk

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Brian Kirk is a Film and Television Director who has worked extensively in the USA and the UK. He recently finished directing the feature film, 17 Bridges, starring Chadwick Boseman. US credits include: Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Dexter. His UK work includes: Great Expectations, Luther and My Boy Jack. These titles have received multiple awards and nominations internationally. Recently he directed the new Neil Cross series, Hard Sun; a pre-apocalyptic crime thriller for BBC 1 and Hulu.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
HARD SUN
Company:
BBC One / HULU / Euston Films
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL
Company:
NBC Universal / USA Network
Project details:
Pilot Episode
Date: 2014
Production (role):
PENNY DREADFUL
Company:
Neal Street / Desert Wolf / Sky Atlantic / Showtime
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2012
Production (role):
ROGUE
Company:
Entertainment One / Audience Network / Movie Central
Project details:
Pilot Episode

Starring Thandie Newton
Date: 2013
Production (role):
GUILDED LILYS
Company:
ABC Studios
Project details:
TV Movie
Date: 2012
Production (role):
LUCK
Company:
HBO
Project details:
Starring Dustin Hoffman

Various Episodes
Date: 2011
Production (role):
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Directed whole series

Starring Douglass Booth and Ray Winstone
Date: 2010
Production (role):
GAME OF THRONES
Company:
HBO
Project details:
Various Episodes

Date: Jan 2010
Production (role):
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Company:
HBO
Date: Aug 2009
Production (role):
LUTHER
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Starring Idris Elba
Date: Jun 2009
Production (role):
DEXTER
Company:
John Goldwyn Productions / Showtime
Date: Jun 2009
Production (role):
FATHER & SON
Company:
Left Bank / ITV
Project details:
Starring Dougray Scott, Sophie Okenedo, Stephen Rea and Ian Hart
Date: Nov 2007
Production (role):
MY BOY JACK
Company:
Ecosse TV Productions
Project details:
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig and Kim Cattrall

Date: Mar 2007
Production (role):
THE RICHES
Company:
FX
Project details:
Starring Mini Driver and Eddie Izzard
Date: Jun 2006
Production (role):
THE TUDORS
Company:
Maple Film Productions / Showtime
Project details:
Starring Jonathon Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill and Jeremy Northam
Date: Nov 2005
Production (role):
BROTHERHOOD
Company:
Gangtackle Productions / Showtime
Project details:
Starring Jason Isaacs and Annabeth Gish
Date: May 2005
Production (role):
MURPHY’S LAW
Company:
Tiger Aspect / BBC
Project details:
Starring James Nesbitt
Date: Feb 2005
Production (role):
FUNLAND
Company:
BBC
Date: Mar 2004
Production (role):
PULLING MOVES BBC
Company:
Northern Ireland
Date: Jan 2004
Production (role):
DONOVAN
Company:
Granada
Date: Aug 2002
Production (role):
ANYTIME NOW
Company:
Comet Productions
FEATURE FILM
Date: Mar 2007
Production (role):
MIDDLETOWN
Company:
Greenpark Films
Project details:
Starring Matthew MacFadyen

SHORT FILM
Date: Feb 2001
Production (role):
DO ARMED ROBBERS HAVE LOVE AFFAIRS?
Company:
BBC
Date: Jan 1999
Production (role):
GUTWALLOPS
Company:
FilmFour
Date: Aug 1999
Production (role):
BILLY AND ZORBA
Company:
BBC
Date: Mar 1998
Production (role):
BABY DOLL
Company:
Northern Ireland Screen
AWARDS
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Director – PENNY DREADFUL
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Irish Film & Television Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Director – PENNY DREADFUL
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Director – GAME OF THRONES
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Hugo Awards
Project details:
Winner – Best dramatic presentation – GAME OF THRONES
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Irish Film & Television Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Director – GAME OF THRONES
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Single Drama – FATHER & SON
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Irish Film & Television Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Single Drama – FATHER & SON
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Irish Film & Television Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Director For Television – THE TUDORS
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Shanghai International TV Festival
Project details:
Winner – Best TV Film ‘Silver Magnolia Award’ – MY BOY JACK
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Irish Film & Television Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Breakthrough & Best Director – MIDDLETOWN
Date: 2006
Production (role):
Dublin Critics Film Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Breakthrough Award – MIDDLETOWN
Date: 2006
Production (role):
BAFTA Awards
Project details:
Nominated – Best Drama Series – FUNLAND
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION / TRAINING:

Edinburgh University MA in English (1987 – 1991)

Bristol University Post Graduate Diploma in Film & Television (1994 – 1995)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): HARD SUN
    Company: BBC One / HULU / Euston Films
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL
    Company: NBC Universal / USA Network
    Project details: Pilot Episode
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): PENNY DREADFUL
    Company: Neal Street / Desert Wolf / Sky Atlantic / Showtime
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): ROGUE
    Company: Entertainment One / Audience Network / Movie Central
    Project details: Pilot Episode

    Starring Thandie Newton
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): GUILDED LILYS
    Company: ABC Studios
    Project details: TV Movie
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): LUCK
    Company: HBO
    Project details: Starring Dustin Hoffman

    Various Episodes
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): GREAT EXPECTATIONS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Directed whole series

    Starring Douglass Booth and Ray Winstone
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): GAME OF THRONES
    Company: HBO
    Project details: Various Episodes

  • Date: Jan 2010
    Production (role): BOARDWALK EMPIRE
    Company: HBO
    Project details:
  • Date: Aug 2009
    Production (role): LUTHER
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Starring Idris Elba
  • Date: Jun 2009
    Production (role): DEXTER
    Company: John Goldwyn Productions / Showtime
    Project details:
  • Date: Jun 2009
    Production (role): FATHER & SON
    Company: Left Bank / ITV
    Project details: Starring Dougray Scott, Sophie Okenedo, Stephen Rea and Ian Hart
  • Date: Nov 2007
    Production (role): MY BOY JACK
    Company: Ecosse TV Productions
    Project details: Starring Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig and Kim Cattrall

  • Date: Mar 2007
    Production (role): THE RICHES
    Company: FX
    Project details: Starring Mini Driver and Eddie Izzard
  • Date: Jun 2006
    Production (role): THE TUDORS
    Company: Maple Film Productions / Showtime
    Project details: Starring Jonathon Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill and Jeremy Northam
  • Date: Nov 2005
    Production (role): BROTHERHOOD
    Company: Gangtackle Productions / Showtime
    Project details: Starring Jason Isaacs and Annabeth Gish
  • Date: May 2005
    Production (role): MURPHY’S LAW
    Company: Tiger Aspect / BBC
    Project details: Starring James Nesbitt
  • Date: Feb 2005
    Production (role): FUNLAND
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: Mar 2004
    Production (role): PULLING MOVES BBC
    Company: Northern Ireland
    Project details:
  • Date: Jan 2004
    Production (role): DONOVAN
    Company: Granada
    Project details:
  • Date: Aug 2002
    Production (role): ANYTIME NOW
    Company: Comet Productions
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: Mar 2007
    Production (role): MIDDLETOWN
    Company: Greenpark Films
    Project details: Starring Matthew MacFadyen

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: Feb 2001
    Production (role): DO ARMED ROBBERS HAVE LOVE AFFAIRS?
    Company: BBC
  • Date: Jan 1999
    Production (role): GUTWALLOPS
    Company: FilmFour
  • Date: Aug 1999
    Production (role): BILLY AND ZORBA
    Company: BBC
  • Date: Mar 1998
    Production (role): BABY DOLL
    Company: Northern Ireland Screen
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Director – PENNY DREADFUL
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Irish Film & Television Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Director – PENNY DREADFUL
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Director – GAME OF THRONES
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Hugo Awards
    Project details: Winner – Best dramatic presentation – GAME OF THRONES
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Irish Film & Television Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Director – GAME OF THRONES
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Single Drama – FATHER & SON
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Irish Film & Television Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Single Drama – FATHER & SON
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Irish Film & Television Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Director For Television – THE TUDORS
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Shanghai International TV Festival
    Project details: Winner – Best TV Film ‘Silver Magnolia Award’ – MY BOY JACK
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Irish Film & Television Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Breakthrough & Best Director – MIDDLETOWN
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): Dublin Critics Film Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Breakthrough Award – MIDDLETOWN
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): BAFTA Awards
    Project details: Nominated – Best Drama Series – FUNLAND
  • EDUCATION / TRAINING:

    Edinburgh University MA in English (1987 – 1991)

    Bristol University Post Graduate Diploma in Film & Television (1994 – 1995)
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