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Fergus O’Brien

Director

Represented by:

Alec Drysdale

Fergus began directing drama in 2016 after an illustrious career as a documentary producer & director.

For his first drama project, Fergus developed and directed the BBC2 single AGAINST THE LAW starring Danny Mays. It was part of the Gay Britannia season on the BBC to mark the decriminalisation of homosexuality and tells the story of the writer Peter Wildeblood (Mays) who was tried and jailed for being gay alongside Lord Montagu. It’s an incredibly moving and thoughtful piece that’s had unanimous acclaim and has been nominated for a BAFTA and Broadcast Award for Best Single Drama.

Fergus’s next project was BBC single drama MOTHER’S DAY, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Vicky McClure and Danny Mays. The film tells the story of the aftermath of the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993. The film won ‘Best International TV Movie, BANFF International Media Festival, 2019 and was nominated for ‘Best Single Drama’, RTS Awards 2019.

Fergus’s next step was lead director on the third series of THE A WORD for BBC1.

He is currently directing on the second series of Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed, GENTLEMAN JACK for BBC1 and HBO.

 

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2021
Production (role):
Gentleman Jack Season 2
Company:
BBC1 / HBO
Project details:
Directing three episodes including the season finale
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE A WORD SERIES 3
Company:
Fifty Fathoms
Project details:
Lead director
Date: 2018
Production (role):
MOTHER'S DAY
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Nominated for Best Single Drama, RTS 2019
Won Best TV Movie at BANFF 2019
Date: 2017
Production (role):
AGAINST THE LAW
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Factual drama
Nominated for Best Single Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2017, and BAFTA Best Single Drama

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): Gentleman Jack Season 2
    Company: BBC1 / HBO
    Project details: Directing three episodes including the season finale
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE A WORD SERIES 3
    Company: Fifty Fathoms
    Project details: Lead director
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): MOTHER'S DAY
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Nominated for Best Single Drama, RTS 2019
    Won Best TV Movie at BANFF 2019
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): AGAINST THE LAW
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Factual drama
    Nominated for Best Single Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2017, and BAFTA Best Single Drama