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Justin Chadwick

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Justin Chadwick is an award-winning British theatre, television and film director, and has most recently directed Tulip Fever, a feature film adapted by Sir Tom Stoppard, starring Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan and Judi Dench, for The Weinstein Company and Ruby Films.

Justin recently directed the opening block of Next of Kin for Mammoth/ITV, written by Paul Rutman and Natasha Narayan. He is now shooting a block of Tin Star for Kudos/Sky and Amazon starring Tim Roth.

Justin’s first feature film was the highly acclaimed The Other Boleyn Girl starring Eric Bana, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival. He then directed The First Grader, produced by Origin Pictures for BBC Films and the UK Film Council, starring Naomi Harris. The film won numerous awards including the Audience Award at Durban International Film Festival, the Audience Prize for Best Film at Doha Tribeca Film Festival, both Best Director’s Choice and Audience Choice Awards at the Sedona Film Festival, and Best Feature Film at the Palm Beach Film Festival 2010. It also came second place for the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010. Justin went on to direct the 2011 BAFTA nominated Stolen for BBC, starring Damien Lewis, and the short film Boy, starring Timothy Spall, for the 2012 London Olympics. He then directed the BAFTA-nominated Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris.

Coming from a background in acting, Justin made his directorial debut in theatre with award-winning productions such as Moliere’s Hypochondriac at the Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Festival, leading to his television debut in 1993, Family Style, a television movie starring Ewan McGregor. This was followed by a series entitled Shakespeare Shorts, exploring the history of Shakespearean characters, something which Justin both directed and appeared in. He then directed episodes of EastendersByker GroveThe BillSpooks, and set up two television series: Red Cap and Murder Prevention. Justin’s biggest television success to date was Bleak House, a miniseries he initiated, and of which he directed nine of fifteen episodes. Broadcast in the UK by the BBC, and by PBS in the USA, the programme won the Best Drama Serial award at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006. It was also nominated for two Golden Globes, three Satellite Awards, and won at the Royal Television Society Awards, the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, and the Television Critics Awards. Justin himself was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, as well as the Royal Society Award for Breakout Performance Behind the Scenes and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2017
Production (role):
TULIP FEVER
Company:
Worldwide Entertainment/ Weinstein Company
Project details:
Starring Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan
Date: 2013
Production (role):
MANDELA: THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Company:
Anant Singh / Video Vison
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE FIRST GRADER
Company:
Origin Pictures / Sixth Sense Productions / BBC Films
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
Company:
Sony/ Focus/ BBC/ Ruby Films
TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
TIN STAR
Company:
Kudos/ Sky and Amazon
Date: 2018
Production (role):
TIN STAR
Company:
Kudos/ Sky and Amazon
Date: 2017
Production (role):
NEXT OF KIN
Company:
Mammoth Screen / ITV
Project details:
Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE MONEY
Company:
HBO
Project details:
Pilot
Date: 2011
Production (role):
STOLEN
Company:
RSJ/BBC
Date: 2005
Production (role):
BLEAK HOUSE
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Written by Andrew Davies
Date: 2004
Production (role):
MURDER PREVENTION
Company:
World Productions/Channel 5
Project details:
Episodes 1&2
Date: 2004
Production (role):
SPOOKS III
Company:
Kudos/BBC1
Project details:
Episodes 5&6
Date: 2002
Production (role):
THE VICE V
Company:
Carlton/ITV
Project details:
1 x 60' Episode
Date: 2002
Production (role):
RED CAP
Company:
Stormy Pictures/BBC1
Project details:
Episodes 1, 2 & 3
Date: 2001
Production (role):
OUTSIDE THE RULES
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
3rd episode in 3 x 2 hrs series
Starring Jason Fleming
(Not completed due to illness of lead actress)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
THE VICE IV
Company:
Carlton/ITV
Project details:
Episode 1
Starring Ken Stott and James Frayn
Date: 2001
Production (role):
DEEP SLEEP
Company:
Arrowhead/ITV
Project details:
2 x 60'
Francis Fyfield adaptation
Starring Amanda Burton, Martin Freeman and Harry Eden
Date: 2000
Production (role):
THE VICE III
Company:
Carlton/ITV
Date: 2000
Production (role):
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY II
Company:
Hewland International/ITV
Project details:
Episodes 3 & 4
Date: 2000
Production (role):
BIG BAD WORLD II
Company:
Carlton/ITV
Project details:
2 episodes
Date: 1999-2000
Production (role):
EASTENDERS
Company:
BBC
Date: 1999
Production (role):
THE BILL
Company:
Pearson TV/ITV
Date: 1999
Production (role):
LIFEFORCE
Company:
Childsplay/ITV
Project details:
4 x 60'
Prod. Peter Tabern
Children’s sci-fi series
Starring Damian Lewis
Date: 1998
Production (role):
CHILDRENS WARD
Company:
Granada/ITV
Project details:
(Series 10) 7 episodes
BAFTA Nominated - 1999
Date: 1998
Production (role):
BYKER GROVE
Company:
BBC/Zenith North
Project details:
4 episodes
IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2017
Production (role):
LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
Company:
Artemis Films Ltd
Project details:
Written by Paula Milne
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE LADY AND THE PANDA
Company:
Europe-China Pictures Group
Project details:
Written by Anna Hamilton Phelan
Date: 2016
Production (role):
TULIP FEVER
Company:
Ruby / The Weinstein Company
Project details:
In post production
THEATRE
Production (role):
COLD COMFORT
Company:
Phoenix Arts Theatre
Project details:
Writer/Director
Production (role):
MISTER PUNCH
Company:
Phoenix Arts Theatre
Project details:
Writer/Director
Production (role):
THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
Company:
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. BAC
Project details:
Director
SHORT FILMS
Date: 2011
Production (role):
BOY
Company:
Tomboy Films
Project details:
Olympic Short Film
Production (role):
SHAKESPEARE SHORTS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Starring Rhys Ifans, Joe Macfadeyn
Production (role):
WALKING THE LINE
Project details:
35mm Short Film
Starring Lena Headey
Winner of Silver Plaque Best Short Drama at Chicago International Film Festival
Winner of Special Commendation at Hamburg Short Film Festival
Production (role):
FAMILY STYLE
Company:
Channel 4 Short
Project details:
Starring Ewan Macgregor
Production (role):
SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES
Project details:
Writer/Director
Starring Ewan Macgregor

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): TULIP FEVER
    Company: Worldwide Entertainment/ Weinstein Company
    Project details: Starring Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): MANDELA: THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
    Company: Anant Singh / Video Vison
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE FIRST GRADER
    Company: Origin Pictures / Sixth Sense Productions / BBC Films
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
    Company: Sony/ Focus/ BBC/ Ruby Films
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): TIN STAR
    Company: Kudos/ Sky and Amazon
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): TIN STAR
    Company: Kudos/ Sky and Amazon
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): NEXT OF KIN
    Company: Mammoth Screen / ITV
    Project details: Episodes 1, 2 and 3
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE MONEY
    Company: HBO
    Project details: Pilot
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): STOLEN
    Company: RSJ/BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): BLEAK HOUSE
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Written by Andrew Davies
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): MURDER PREVENTION
    Company: World Productions/Channel 5
    Project details: Episodes 1&2
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): SPOOKS III
    Company: Kudos/BBC1
    Project details: Episodes 5&6
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): THE VICE V
    Company: Carlton/ITV
    Project details: 1 x 60' Episode
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): RED CAP
    Company: Stormy Pictures/BBC1
    Project details: Episodes 1, 2 & 3
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): OUTSIDE THE RULES
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 3rd episode in 3 x 2 hrs series
    Starring Jason Fleming
    (Not completed due to illness of lead actress)
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): THE VICE IV
    Company: Carlton/ITV
    Project details: Episode 1
    Starring Ken Stott and James Frayn
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): DEEP SLEEP
    Company: Arrowhead/ITV
    Project details: 2 x 60'
    Francis Fyfield adaptation
    Starring Amanda Burton, Martin Freeman and Harry Eden
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): THE VICE III
    Company: Carlton/ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): DAYLIGHT ROBBERY II
    Company: Hewland International/ITV
    Project details: Episodes 3 & 4
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): BIG BAD WORLD II
    Company: Carlton/ITV
    Project details: 2 episodes
  • Date: 1999-2000
    Production (role): EASTENDERS
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): THE BILL
    Company: Pearson TV/ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): LIFEFORCE
    Company: Childsplay/ITV
    Project details: 4 x 60'
    Prod. Peter Tabern
    Children’s sci-fi series
    Starring Damian Lewis
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): CHILDRENS WARD
    Company: Granada/ITV
    Project details: (Series 10) 7 episodes
    BAFTA Nominated - 1999
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): BYKER GROVE
    Company: BBC/Zenith North
    Project details: 4 episodes
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
    Company: Artemis Films Ltd
    Project details: Written by Paula Milne
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE LADY AND THE PANDA
    Company: Europe-China Pictures Group
    Project details: Written by Anna Hamilton Phelan
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): TULIP FEVER
    Company: Ruby / The Weinstein Company
    Project details: In post production
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): COLD COMFORT
    Company: Phoenix Arts Theatre
    Project details: Writer/Director
  • Production (role): MISTER PUNCH
    Company: Phoenix Arts Theatre
    Project details: Writer/Director
  • Production (role): THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
    Company: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. BAC
    Project details: Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): BOY
    Company: Tomboy Films
    Project details: Olympic Short Film
  • Date:
    Production (role): SHAKESPEARE SHORTS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Starring Rhys Ifans, Joe Macfadeyn
  • Date:
    Production (role): WALKING THE LINE
    Company:
    Project details: 35mm Short Film
    Starring Lena Headey
    Winner of Silver Plaque Best Short Drama at Chicago International Film Festival
    Winner of Special Commendation at Hamburg Short Film Festival
  • Date:
    Production (role): FAMILY STYLE
    Company: Channel 4 Short
    Project details: Starring Ewan Macgregor
  • Date:
    Production (role): SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES
    Company:
    Project details: Writer/Director
    Starring Ewan Macgregor
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