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Keith Boak

Director

Keith Boak is a BAFTA and IVCA award winning Director. Keith was born in Edinburgh and graduated in Law at the University of Bristol. He trained as Assistant Director at the Royal Court Theatre, Riverside Studios the Royal National Theatre, and Leicester Haymarket, winning a Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh for IN NOMINE PATRIS and assisting Directors including Danny Boyle, Sir Richard Eyre, Dr Jonathan Miller and Max Stafford Clark. He directed ‘MILKWOOD BLUES’ at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, ‘THE TRAVELLER’ (with David Threlfall) and ‘INDIGO’ (with Dougray Scott) at the Almeida Theatre.

Keith currently lives and works in the United States where he has directed on TURN : WASHINGTON’S SPIES for AMC network, RECTIFY for Sundance Channel and OUTSIDERS for WGN America.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2016
Production (role):
OUTSIDERS
Company:
WGN Network
Date: 2016
Production (role):
RECTIFY
Company:
Sundance
Date: 2015
Production (role):
TURN
Company:
AMC Network, USA (Series 2)
Date: 2015
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC (Series XIX)
Date: 2014
Production (role):
TURN
Company:
AMC Network, USA
Date: 2014
Production (role):
NEW TRICKS
Company:
BBC
Date: 2012
Production (role):
CASE HISTORIES
Company:
BBC (Series 2)
Date: 2012
Production (role):
DEATH IN PARADISE
Company:
BBC (Series 2)
Date: 2011
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC (Series XV)
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC (Series XIV)
Date: 2008
Production (role):
WATERLOO ROAD
Company:
Shed Productions
Date: 2008
Production (role):
CASUALTY (Producer / Lead Director)
Company:
BBC (Series 23, Eps. 1 & 2)
Date: 2008
Production (role):
CASUALTY (Consultant Director)
Company:
BBC (Series 22)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
IMPACT EARTH
Company:
Darlow Smithson / C5 / Discovery USA (TV Film)
Project details:
Ireland / USA
Date: 2006
Production (role):
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL (Lead Director)
Company:
Rollem Productions / ITV
Date: 2005-06
Production (role):
HOTEL BABYLON
Company:
Carnival / BBC
Date: 2004-05
Production (role):
DR WHO (Lead Director)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
BAFTA Best Drama Series 2005

BAFTA CYMRU Best Drama Series 2005

Best Drama Series Broadcast Magazine, TV Quick, TV Choice 2005

National TV Awards Most Popular Drama 2005
Date: 2004
Production (role):
NY-LON (Lead Director)
Company:
Touchpaper / C4
Project details:
New York / London
Date: 2003-04
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC (4 Episodes)
Date: 2003
Production (role):
THE ROYAL (Lead Director)
Company:
Yorkshire / ITV (Series 2)
Date: 2003
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC (8 Episodes)
Date: 2002
Production (role):
SUBSTANCE
Company:
BBC (Single Drama)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
MERSEYBEAT (Lead Director)
Company:
BBC (Series IV)
Date: 2001
Production (role):
LONDON'S BURNING
Company:
LWT / ITV
Date: 2000-01
Production (role):
THE KNOCK
Company:
ITV (Series IV)
Date: 1999
Production (role):
SUNBURN (Lead Director)
Company:
BBC (Series II, 4 Episodes)
Date: 1998
Production (role):
CITY CENTRAL
Company:
BBC
Date: 1997-98
Production (role):
STAYING ALIVE (Lead Director)
Company:
LWT / ITV
Date: 1995
Production (role):
THE BILL
Company:
Thames / ITV (6 Episodes)
Date: 1994
Production (role):
TRUE OR FALSE
Company:
LWT / ITV
Date: 1994-95
Production (role):
EASTENDERS
Company:
BBC (15 Episodes)
Date: 1993
Production (role):
VILLAGE BY THE SEA (Lead Director)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Adapted from the novel by Anita Desai
SHORT FILM
Date: 1991-93
Production (role):
THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN
Company:
Working Title / C4
Project details:
With John Hanna
Date: 1991-93
Production (role):
NIGHTCLUB (Producer / Director)
Company:
Wolfpack / C4
Project details:
With Simon Russell Beale and Burt Kwouk
Date: 1991-93
Production (role):
FIST OF THE DRAGONFLY (Producer / Director)
Company:
Wolfpack / C4
Project details:
With Simon Russell Beale and Burt Kwouk
Date: 1991-93
Production (role):
AFTER THE PARTY (Producer / Director)
Company:
Wolfpack / C4
Project details:
With Jemma Redgrave
Date: 1991-93
Production (role):
THE RETURN OF NEVILL DEDD (Producer / Director)
Company:
Wolfpack / C4
Date: 1991-93
Production (role):
THE LOSER (Producer / Director)
Company:
Wolfpack / C4
Project details:
With Phil Daniels and Sean Bean
THEATRE
Production (role):
WATER MUSIC
Company:
Soho Theatre
Production (role):
JITTERBUGGER
Company:
National Theatre Studio
Project details:
Workshop
Production (role):
INDIGO
Company:
Almeida Theatre
Project details:
With Dougray Scott
Production (role):
THE TRAVELLER
Company:
Almeida Theatre
Project details:
With David Threlfall
Production (role):
CRIMES OF PASSION
Company:
Leicester Haymarket
Production (role):
MILKWOOD BLUES
Company:
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
Date: 1986
Production (role):
KAFKA'S DICK (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Under Max Stafford Clarke

Dir. Sir Richard Eyre

Wr. Alan Bennett
Date: 1986
Production (role):
THE EMPEROR (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Under Max Stafford Clarke

Dir. Jonathan Miller

Wr. Ryczard Kapuczinski
Date: 1986
Production (role):
BITE OF THE NIGHT (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Under Max Stafford Clarke

Dir. Danny Boyle

Wr. Howard Barker's
Date: 1985
Production (role):
CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Company:
Edinburgh Festival
Date: 1985
Production (role):
EAST
Company:
Edinburgh Festival
Date: 1984
Production (role):
IN NOMINE PATRIS
Company:
Edinburgh / Kings Head London
Project details:
Winner of Scotsman Fringe Festival Award
Company:
Riverside Studios / Royal National Theatre / Paines Plough / Foco Novo / Theatre of Comedy Company
Project details:
Assistant Director at Riverside Studios under David Gothard

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): OUTSIDERS
    Company: WGN Network
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): RECTIFY
    Company: Sundance
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): TURN
    Company: AMC Network, USA (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC (Series XIX)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): TURN
    Company: AMC Network, USA
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): NEW TRICKS
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): CASE HISTORIES
    Company: BBC (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): DEATH IN PARADISE
    Company: BBC (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC (Series XV)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC (Series XIV)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): WATERLOO ROAD
    Company: Shed Productions
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): CASUALTY (Producer / Lead Director)
    Company: BBC (Series 23, Eps. 1 & 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): CASUALTY (Consultant Director)
    Company: BBC (Series 22)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): IMPACT EARTH
    Company: Darlow Smithson / C5 / Discovery USA (TV Film)
    Project details: Ireland / USA
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL (Lead Director)
    Company: Rollem Productions / ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005-06
    Production (role): HOTEL BABYLON
    Company: Carnival / BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004-05
    Production (role): DR WHO (Lead Director)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: BAFTA Best Drama Series 2005

    BAFTA CYMRU Best Drama Series 2005

    Best Drama Series Broadcast Magazine, TV Quick, TV Choice 2005

    National TV Awards Most Popular Drama 2005
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): NY-LON (Lead Director)
    Company: Touchpaper / C4
    Project details: New York / London
  • Date: 2003-04
    Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC (4 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): THE ROYAL (Lead Director)
    Company: Yorkshire / ITV (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC (8 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): SUBSTANCE
    Company: BBC (Single Drama)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): MERSEYBEAT (Lead Director)
    Company: BBC (Series IV)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): LONDON'S BURNING
    Company: LWT / ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000-01
    Production (role): THE KNOCK
    Company: ITV (Series IV)
    Project details:
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): SUNBURN (Lead Director)
    Company: BBC (Series II, 4 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): CITY CENTRAL
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 1997-98
    Production (role): STAYING ALIVE (Lead Director)
    Company: LWT / ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): THE BILL
    Company: Thames / ITV (6 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): TRUE OR FALSE
    Company: LWT / ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 1994-95
    Production (role): EASTENDERS
    Company: BBC (15 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): VILLAGE BY THE SEA (Lead Director)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Adapted from the novel by Anita Desai
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 1991-93
    Production (role): THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN
    Company: Working Title / C4
    Project details: With John Hanna
  • Date: 1991-93
    Production (role): NIGHTCLUB (Producer / Director)
    Company: Wolfpack / C4
    Project details: With Simon Russell Beale and Burt Kwouk
  • Date: 1991-93
    Production (role): FIST OF THE DRAGONFLY (Producer / Director)
    Company: Wolfpack / C4
    Project details: With Simon Russell Beale and Burt Kwouk
  • Date: 1991-93
    Production (role): AFTER THE PARTY (Producer / Director)
    Company: Wolfpack / C4
    Project details: With Jemma Redgrave
  • Date: 1991-93
    Production (role): THE RETURN OF NEVILL DEDD (Producer / Director)
    Company: Wolfpack / C4
    Project details:
  • Date: 1991-93
    Production (role): THE LOSER (Producer / Director)
    Company: Wolfpack / C4
    Project details: With Phil Daniels and Sean Bean
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): WATER MUSIC
    Company: Soho Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): JITTERBUGGER
    Company: National Theatre Studio
    Project details: Workshop
  • Date:
    Production (role): INDIGO
    Company: Almeida Theatre
    Project details: With Dougray Scott
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE TRAVELLER
    Company: Almeida Theatre
    Project details: With David Threlfall
  • Date:
    Production (role): CRIMES OF PASSION
    Company: Leicester Haymarket
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): MILKWOOD BLUES
    Company: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
    Project details:
  • Date: 1986
    Production (role): KAFKA'S DICK (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Under Max Stafford Clarke

    Dir. Sir Richard Eyre

    Wr. Alan Bennett
  • Date: 1986
    Production (role): THE EMPEROR (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Under Max Stafford Clarke

    Dir. Jonathan Miller

    Wr. Ryczard Kapuczinski
  • Date: 1986
    Production (role): BITE OF THE NIGHT (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Under Max Stafford Clarke

    Dir. Danny Boyle

    Wr. Howard Barker's
  • Date: 1985
    Production (role): CLOCKWORK ORANGE
    Company: Edinburgh Festival
    Project details:
  • Date: 1985
    Production (role): EAST
    Company: Edinburgh Festival
    Project details:
  • Date: 1984
    Production (role): IN NOMINE PATRIS
    Company: Edinburgh / Kings Head London
    Project details: Winner of Scotsman Fringe Festival Award
  • Date:
    Production (role):
    Company: Riverside Studios / Royal National Theatre / Paines Plough / Foco Novo / Theatre of Comedy Company
    Project details: Assistant Director at Riverside Studios under David Gothard

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