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Mike Barker

Director

Mike is an acclaimed director working in Film and Television in in the UK and the US.

After directing episodes of season one, Mike served as lead director and executive producer on seasons 2&3 of the multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning THE HANDMAID’S TALE for Hulu.

His most recent TV project was directing the pilot of THE SANDMAN based on the Iconic DC Comics series for Netflix/WBTV. The series was recommissioned and he will serve as an Executive Producer on season 2 as he did on the first season

He directed the feature film THE LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE based Jessica Knoll’s NY Times best selling novel. The film starred Mila Kunis, was produced by Mad Up Stories and released on Netflix in October 2022.

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. 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: 2022
Production (role):
SANDMAN
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
Lead Director and EP
Date: 2021
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/ Executive Producer
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE HANDMAID'S TALE 2
Company:
MGM Television/ Hulu
Project details:
Director/ Executive Producer
Date: 2017
Production (role):
FARGO
Company:
MGM/ FX
Project details:
Director
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Company:
MGM Television/ Hulu
Project details:
Director/ Executive Producer/ Co-Executive Producer
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:
Director
Date: 2015
Production (role):
OUTLANDER
Company:
Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
Project details:
Director
Date: 2015
Production (role):
TUNNEL
Company:
Canal + / Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
Project details:
Director
Date: 2014
Production (role):
BROADCHUCH
Company:
ITV /Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
Project details:
Director
Date: 2014
Production (role):
OUTLANDER
Company:
Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
Project details:
Director
Date: 2013
Production (role):
ROGUE
Company:
Direct TV (Episode 1)
Project details:
Director
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE SMOKE
Company:
Sky One / Kudos Film & TV
Project details:
Director
Date: 2012
Production (role):
PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “THE OTHER WOMAN”
Company:
Sky Arts
Project details:
Director/ Writer
Date: 2011
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Director
Date: 2010
Production (role):
MOBY DICK
Company:
RHI Entertainment
Project details:
Director
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SEA WOLF
Company:
RHI Entertainment
Project details:
Director
Date: 2000
Production (role):
LORNA DOONE
Company:
A&E TV Networks (TV Movie)
Project details:
Director
Date: 1996
Production (role):
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Director
Date: 1996
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Director
Date: 1995
Production (role):
GO BACK OUT
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Director
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2022
Production (role):
LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE
Company:
Made Up Stories
Project details:
Director (directed by), Executive Producer
Date: 2007
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
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
THE BENDS
Company:
20th Television
Project details:
TV Series.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): SANDMAN
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: Lead Director and EP
  • Date: 2021
    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/ Executive Producer
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE HANDMAID'S TALE 2
    Company: MGM Television/ Hulu
    Project details: Director/ Executive Producer
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): FARGO
    Company: MGM/ FX
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE HANDMAID'S TALE
    Company: MGM Television/ Hulu
    Project details: Director/ Executive Producer/ Co-Executive Producer
  • 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: Director
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): OUTLANDER
    Company: Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): TUNNEL
    Company: Canal + / Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): BROADCHUCH
    Company: ITV /Kudos Film & TV (Series 2)
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): OUTLANDER
    Company: Starz / Sony / Leftbank Pictures
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): ROGUE
    Company: Direct TV (Episode 1)
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE SMOKE
    Company: Sky One / Kudos Film & TV
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “THE OTHER WOMAN”
    Company: Sky Arts
    Project details: Director/ Writer
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): MOBY DICK
    Company: RHI Entertainment
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SEA WOLF
    Company: RHI Entertainment
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): LORNA DOONE
    Company: A&E TV Networks (TV Movie)
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): GO BACK OUT
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE
    Company: Made Up Stories
    Project details: Director (directed by), Executive Producer
  • Date: 2007
    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
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE BENDS
    Company: 20th Television
    Project details: TV Series.
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