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Brian Percival

Director

Brian is multi award winning Television and Features director. His first studio movie, The Book Thief,  based on the best selling novel by Marcus Zusak, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, was released in 2013. Karen Roselfelt was the producer and John Williams composed the score. He was lead directed on the multi award winning Downton Abbey, personally picking up a BAFTA and Emmy award for best Director. Recently he lead directed Dark Angel for ITV, as well as shooting the single film, A Song For Jenny, for BBC 1, a tragic drama based around the events of the 7/7 London Bombings. He currently lead director on Playground and C5’s revived All Creatures Great And Small.

 

Brian’s debut film ‘A Boy Called Dad’ was shown at the 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival, starring Ian Hart. It was released May 2010.

 

His debut short film ‘About a Girl’ won a BAFTA for the best short film 2002.

 

‘About a Girl’ also won Best Short Film Shine Awards 2002 National Museum of Film and Photography, Official Jury Selection Sundance Film Festival 2002, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2001 Winner Best British Short Film (shared), Raindance Film Festival London 2001 Winner Best Short Film, Official Jury Selection Kino Film Festival 2001, City Life Award for Best Short Film, Granada Television 2001 Best North West Short Film, Turner Classic Movies London 2001 Winner Best British Short Film.

 

Brian is also an award winning commercials director.

 

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL 2
Company:
Playground / C5
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2019
Production (role):
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Company:
Playground / C5
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2015
Production (role):
DARK ANGEL
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Lead Director

Two part drama
Date: 2014
Production (role):
A SONG FOR JENNY
Company:
BBC
Project details:
TV Movie
Date: 2010-12
Production (role):
DOWNTON ABBEY
Company:
ITV / Carnival
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2011
Production (role):
DOWNTON ABBEY: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Company:
ITV
Date: 2009
Production (role):
GRACIE!
Company:
BBC 4
Project details:
TV Movie

Starring Jane Horrocks and Tom Hollander
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE OLD CURIOUSITY SHOP
Company:
ITV
Project details:
TV Movie

Andrew Davies adaptation

starring Derek Jacobi
Date: 2006
Production (role):
RUBY IN THE SMOKE
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
TV Movie

Adrian Hodges’s adaptation of the Philip Pullman novel

Starring Billie Piper and Julie Walters
Date: 2005
Production (role):
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Company:
BBC 1 (Single Film)
Project details:
David Nicholls’s reworking of the Shakespeare classic

Starring Damian Lewis and Sarah Parrish

BAFTA 2005 and RTS 2005 nominated

BAFTA Craft Awards 2005 Winner Best Director
Date: 2004
Production (role):
NORTH & SOUTH
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
4 X 1 hour episodes

Adapted by Sandy Welch
Date: 2003
Production (role):
PLEASURELAND
Company:
Kudos / Channel 4 (Single Film)
Project details:
Wr. Helen Blakeman
Date: 2002
Production (role):
CLOCKING OFF
Company:
BBC / Red
Project details:
3 x 60 minute episodes

Wr. Daniel Brocklehurst (Episode 1)

Wr. John Fay (Episode 5)

Wr. Richard Zajdlic (Episode 6)

BAFTA Best Series Nomination
Date: 2003
Production (role):
OUTSIDE IN
Company:
GRANADA
Project details:
1 X 30 minutes

New single drama, shot February 2003
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE
Company:
CARNIVAL FILM & TV
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE BOOK THIEF
Project details:
First Feature Film

Based on the best selling novel by Marcus Zusak

Prod. Karen Roselfelt

Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

Score John Williams
Date: 2009
Production (role):
A BOY CALLED DAD
Project details:
Debut Film

Starring Ian Hart

Shown at the 2009 Edinburg Film Festival

Released May 2010
SHORT FILM
Date: 2002
Production (role):
ABOUT A GIRL
Project details:
Debut Short Film

BAFTA Winner for Best Short Film 2002

Best Short Film Shine Awards 2002 National Museum of Film and Photography

Official Jury Selection Sundance Film Festival 2002

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2001 Winner Best British Short Film (shared)

Raindance Film Festival London 2001 Winner Best Short Film

Official Jury Selection Kino Film Festival 2001, City Life Award for Best Short Film

Granada Television 2001 Best North West Short Film

Turner Classic Movies London 2001 Winner Best British Short Film

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL 2
    Company: Playground / C5
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
    Company: Playground / C5
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): DARK ANGEL
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Lead Director

    Two part drama
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): A SONG FOR JENNY
    Company: BBC
    Project details: TV Movie
  • Date: 2010-12
    Production (role): DOWNTON ABBEY
    Company: ITV / Carnival
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): DOWNTON ABBEY: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    Company: ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): GRACIE!
    Company: BBC 4
    Project details: TV Movie

    Starring Jane Horrocks and Tom Hollander
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE OLD CURIOUSITY SHOP
    Company: ITV
    Project details: TV Movie

    Andrew Davies adaptation

    starring Derek Jacobi
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): RUBY IN THE SMOKE
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: TV Movie

    Adrian Hodges’s adaptation of the Philip Pullman novel

    Starring Billie Piper and Julie Walters
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    Company: BBC 1 (Single Film)
    Project details: David Nicholls’s reworking of the Shakespeare classic

    Starring Damian Lewis and Sarah Parrish

    BAFTA 2005 and RTS 2005 nominated

    BAFTA Craft Awards 2005 Winner Best Director
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): NORTH & SOUTH
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 4 X 1 hour episodes

    Adapted by Sandy Welch
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): PLEASURELAND
    Company: Kudos / Channel 4 (Single Film)
    Project details: Wr. Helen Blakeman
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): CLOCKING OFF
    Company: BBC / Red
    Project details: 3 x 60 minute episodes

    Wr. Daniel Brocklehurst (Episode 1)

    Wr. John Fay (Episode 5)

    Wr. Richard Zajdlic (Episode 6)

    BAFTA Best Series Nomination
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): OUTSIDE IN
    Company: GRANADA
    Project details: 1 X 30 minutes

    New single drama, shot February 2003
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE
    Company: CARNIVAL FILM & TV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE BOOK THIEF
    Company:
    Project details: First Feature Film

    Based on the best selling novel by Marcus Zusak

    Prod. Karen Roselfelt

    Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

    Score John Williams
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): A BOY CALLED DAD
    Company:
    Project details: Debut Film

    Starring Ian Hart

    Shown at the 2009 Edinburg Film Festival

    Released May 2010
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): ABOUT A GIRL
    Project details: Debut Short Film

    BAFTA Winner for Best Short Film 2002

    Best Short Film Shine Awards 2002 National Museum of Film and Photography

    Official Jury Selection Sundance Film Festival 2002

    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2001 Winner Best British Short Film (shared)

    Raindance Film Festival London 2001 Winner Best Short Film

    Official Jury Selection Kino Film Festival 2001, City Life Award for Best Short Film

    Granada Television 2001 Best North West Short Film

    Turner Classic Movies London 2001 Winner Best British Short Film