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Mike Barker

Director

After directing episodes of season one, Mike has been the lead director and executive producer on the last two seasons of the multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning THE HANDMAID’S TALE for Hulu.

Mike has since been pilot director on new series HIT AND RUN for Netflix and is now setting up Neil Gaiman’s eagerly anticipated THE SANDMAN based on the Iconic DC Comics series of the same name- as pilot director and executive producer – once again for Netflix.

Mike’s current development projects include feature THE TALISMAN, based on the Stephen King and Peter Straub book, for Stephen Spielberg, and ON THE RUN for Emmy Award winning producer Jane Featherstone for television. He is also developing Jessica Knoll’s NY Times best selling novel THE LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE for Netflix.

His previous feature work includes BEST LAID PLANS starring Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin for Fox; BAFTA-nominated TO KILL A KING with Tim Roth; A GOOD WOMAN starring Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt; and SHATTERED starring Pierce Brosnan and Gerard Butler.

Past TV credits include Golden Globe winning FARGO for FX, BAFTA and RTS winning THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL for the BBC and multiple award winning BROADCHURCH starring David Tennant and Olivia Coleman.

 

 

 

 

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
SANDMAN
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
Lead director and EP
Date: 2019
Production (role):
HIT and RUN
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
Lead Director and EP
Date: 2018
Production (role):
HANDMAID'S TALE 3
Company:
MGM Television/ Hulu
Project details:
Director and executive producer
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE HANDMAID'S TALE 2
Company:
MGM Television/ Hulu
Project details:
Director and executive producer
Date: 2017
Production (role):
FARGO
Company:
MGM/ FX
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Company:
MGM Television/ Hulu
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING
Company:
Amazon Studios
Project details:
Lead director
Date: 2016
Production (role):
VERSAILLES
Company:
Capa Drama/ Canal +
Date: 2015
Production (role):
OUTLANDER
Company:
Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
Date: 2015
Production (role):
TUNNEL
Company:
Canal + / Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
Date: 2014
Production (role):
BROADCHUCH
Company:
ITV /Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
Date: 2014
Production (role):
OUTLANDER
Company:
Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
Date: 2013
Production (role):
ROGUE
Company:
Direct TV (Episode 1)
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE SMOKE
Company:
Sky One / Kudos Film & TV
Project details:
Blocks 1 and 4
Date: 2012
Production (role):
PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “THE OTHER WOMAN”
Company:
Sky Arts
Project details:
Starring Hayley Atwell and Rebecca Front
Date: 2011
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC
Date: 2010
Production (role):
MOBY DICK
Company:
RHI Entertainment
Project details:
Starring Ethan Hawke, Gillian Anderson, Donald Sutherland and William Hurt
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SEA WOLF
Company:
RHI Entertainment
Project details:
Starring Sebastian Koch and Neve Campbell
Date: 2000
Production (role):
LORNA DOONE
Company:
A&E TV Networks (TV Movie)
Project details:
Starring Martin Clunes, Richard Coyle, Aidan Gillen and Amelia Warner
Date: 1996
Production (role):
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Starring Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald and Rupert Graves
Date: 1996
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Starring Emilia Fox and Amanda Burton
Date: 1995
Production (role):
GO BACK OUT
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Starring Andrew Lancel and Nicola Stephenson
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2009
Production (role):
SHATTERED
Company:
Icon Productions
Project details:
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler
Date: 2004
Production (role):
A GOOD WOMAN
Company:
Meltemi Entertainment
Project details:
Starring Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt
Date: 2003
Production (role):
TO KILL A KING
Company:
FilmFour
Project details:
Starring Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Wiliams and Rupert Everett
Date: 1999
Production (role):
BEST LAID PLANS
Company:
Fox 2000 Pictures
Project details:
Starring Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon and Alessandro Nivola
Date: 1997
Production (role):
THE JAMES GANG
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Starring John Hannah, Helen McCrory, Jason Flemyng and Toni Colette
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 1994
Production (role):
WHEN THE FAT LADY SINGS
Date: 1993
Production (role):
THE RONSON MISSION
Date: 1992
Production (role):
EDDIE AND THE EAST COAST BOUFFANTS

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): SANDMAN
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: Lead director and EP
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): HIT and RUN
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: Lead Director and EP
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): HANDMAID'S TALE 3
    Company: MGM Television/ Hulu
    Project details: Director and executive producer
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE HANDMAID'S TALE 2
    Company: MGM Television/ Hulu
    Project details: Director and executive producer
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): FARGO
    Company: MGM/ FX
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE HANDMAID'S TALE
    Company: MGM Television/ Hulu
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING
    Company: Amazon Studios
    Project details: Lead director
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): VERSAILLES
    Company: Capa Drama/ Canal +
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): OUTLANDER
    Company: Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): TUNNEL
    Company: Canal + / Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): BROADCHUCH
    Company: ITV /Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): OUTLANDER
    Company: Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): ROGUE
    Company: Direct TV (Episode 1)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE SMOKE
    Company: Sky One / Kudos Film & TV
    Project details: Blocks 1 and 4
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “THE OTHER WOMAN”
    Company: Sky Arts
    Project details: Starring Hayley Atwell and Rebecca Front
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): MOBY DICK
    Company: RHI Entertainment
    Project details: Starring Ethan Hawke, Gillian Anderson, Donald Sutherland and William Hurt
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SEA WOLF
    Company: RHI Entertainment
    Project details: Starring Sebastian Koch and Neve Campbell
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): LORNA DOONE
    Company: A&E TV Networks (TV Movie)
    Project details: Starring Martin Clunes, Richard Coyle, Aidan Gillen and Amelia Warner
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Starring Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald and Rupert Graves
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Starring Emilia Fox and Amanda Burton
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): GO BACK OUT
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Starring Andrew Lancel and Nicola Stephenson
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): SHATTERED
    Company: Icon Productions
    Project details: Starring Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): A GOOD WOMAN
    Company: Meltemi Entertainment
    Project details: Starring Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): TO KILL A KING
    Company: FilmFour
    Project details: Starring Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Wiliams and Rupert Everett
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): BEST LAID PLANS
    Company: Fox 2000 Pictures
    Project details: Starring Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon and Alessandro Nivola
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): THE JAMES GANG
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Starring John Hannah, Helen McCrory, Jason Flemyng and Toni Colette
  • Date
    Production (role)
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): WHEN THE FAT LADY SINGS
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): THE RONSON MISSION
  • Date: 1992
    Production (role): EDDIE AND THE EAST COAST BOUFFANTS