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Jon S. Baird
Jon S. Baird is a BAFTA award winning director. He has worked with numerous high profile producers including: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Jim Carrey, Terence Winter and has directed a host of award winning actors including; James McAvoy, John C Reilly, Steve Coogan, Melissa Leo, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent.
Baird’s 2018 film Stan & Ollie was nominated for 3 BAFTA film awards and a Golden Globe. The movie was number one at the UK box office on its release and went on to make $25m worldwide from a budget of $10m. Baird also recently won best director at the BAFTA Scotland awards for Stan & Ollie.
His previous feature FILTH (2013), which he wrote, directed and produced, was based on the bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh and starred James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent. FILTH won numerous awards and is in the top ten highest grossing UK 18 certificates of all time.
Baird’s Television work includes HBO’s VINYL where he formed a fabulous relationship with Martin Scorsese, who has continued to be a mentor throughout Baird’s career. He also worked on Showtime’s I”M DYING UP HERE produced by Jim Carrey, where he directed Melissa Leo. Baird worked closely with another mentor of his Danny Boyle on Channel 4’s BABYLON, which was written by SUCCESSION creator Jessie Armstrong.
Most recently Baird directed STONEHOUSE for ITV a three- part drama starring Matthew Macfadyen as the disgraced British MP John Stonehouse who infamously faked his own death in 1974.
His most recent feature, TETRIS, about the battle for ownership of the legendary game, is in post for Marv Films and Apple, starring Taron Egerton.
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2023Production (role): STONEHOUSE (lead director)Company: Snowed-In Productions/ ITVXProject details: Starring Matthew Macfadyen
Date: 2017Production (role): I'M DYING UP HERE (episode 2)Company: ShowtimeProject details: Created by Jim Carrey
Date: 2016Production (role): FEED THE BEAST (episodes 3 and 4)Company: Lionsgate TV/ AMCProject details:
Date: 2015Production (role): VINYLCompany: HBO (Episode 8)Project details: Prods. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter
Starring Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano
Date: 2014Production (role): BABYLONCompany: Channel 4 (Episodes 1, 2 & 3)Project details: Prod. Danny Boyle
Starring Brit Marling and James Nesbitt
"One of the most thrilling and original series on television" The Independent
"This is a series worth tracking down and watching" Hollywood Reporter
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2023Production (role): TETRISCompany: Al-Film / AppleProject details: Director
Date: 2018Production (role): STAN AND OLLIECompany: BBC Films/ The Weinstein CompanyProject details: Starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan
Written by Jeff Pope
Date: 2013Production (role): FILTH (Writer / Director / Producer)Company: LionsgateProject details: Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan and Jim Broadbent
British Independent Film Awards: Best Actor Winner
British Independent Film Awards: Nominated – Best Director
British Independent Film Awards:Nominated – Best Supporting Actor
British Independent Film Awards:Nominated – Best Supporting Actress
British Independent Film Awards:Nominated - Best Achievement in Production
Writers Guild of Great Britain: Nominated – Best Screenplay
Empire Film Awards: Best Actor Winner
Empire Film Awards: Nominated - Best British Film
London Critics Circle Film Awards: Best Actor Winner
London Critics Circle Film Awards: Breakthrough British Filmmaker Winner
London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated - British Film
London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated – Best Technical Achievement
BAFTA Scotland: Best Actor Winner
BAFTA Scotland: Nominated – Best Director
BAFTA Scotland: Nominated – Best Film
“I loved every minute of Filth” Daily Telegraph
“Bruce Robertson is a diabolically unpleasant anti-hero, but somehow writer-director Jon S. Baird makes us feel sympathy for the devil” Hollywood Reporter
“James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp black comedy” Empire Film Magazine
Date: 2008Production (role): CASS (Writer / Director / Executive Producer)Company: StudioCanalProject details: Starring Nonso Anozie
Date: 2006Production (role): GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (Associate Producer)Company: Universal PicturesProject details: Starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam
Date: 2004Production (role): IT’S A CASUAL LIFE (Writer / Director / Producer)
Production (role)Project details
Production (role): London Critics CircleProject details: Breakthrough British Filmmaker Winner
Production (role): London Critics CircleProject details: Best British Film Nomination
Production (role): Writer’s Guild Great BritainProject details: Best Screenplay Nomination
Production (role): BAFTA ScotlandProject details: Best Director and Best Film Nominations
Production (role): British Independent Film AwardsProject details: Best Director Nomination
Production (role): Empire Film AwardsProject details: Best British Film Nomination