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Richard Laxton

Director

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
HONOUR
Company:
Hera Pictures/Media Wizard TV
Project details:
Sole Director
Written By Gwyneth Hughes
Starring Keeley Hawes
Date: 2019
Production (role):
MUM
(Series III) - Executive Producer
Company:
Big Talk/BBC
Project details:
Written and Directed By Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullen
Date: 2018
Production (role):
MRS WILSON
Company:
Bronte/BBC
Project details:
Sole Director
Written by Anna Symon
Starring Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes and Fiona Shaw
Nominated BAFTA Best Mini-Series 2019
Nominated BAFTA Best Leading Actress – Ruth Wilson 2019
Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actress – Keeley Hawes 2019
Date: 2018
Production (role):
MUM
(Series II) - Executive Producer
Company:
Big Talk/BBC
Project details:
Written and Directed By Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullen
Nominated BAFTA Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme -
Lesley Manville 2019
Nominated BAFTA Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme - Peter Mullen 2019
Nominated BAFTA Best Scripted Comedy Programme 2019
Nominated BAFTA TV Craft - Writer: Comedy - Stefan Golaszewski 2019
Date: 2017
Production (role):
DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
(Series II)
Company:
BBC America
Project details:
Episodes 5 and 6
Written By Max Landis
Starring Elijah Wood, Alan Tudyk and Dustin Milligan
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE MIST
Company:
Great Idea Productions, Inc/Spike TV
Project details:
Episode 5
Written By Christian Torpe
Starring Lola Flanery and Frances Conroy
Date: 2016
Production (role):
MUM
(Series I)
Company:
Big Talk / BBC
Project details:
Sole Director
Written by Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullen
Winner BAFTA Best Writer: Comedy - Stefan Golaszewski 2017
Winner Broadcast Award Best Comedy Programme 2017
Winner Broadcasting Press Guild Award Best Comedy 2017
Winner BAFTA TV Craft Best Writer: Comedy - Stefan Golaszewski 2017
Nominated RTS Craft Awards Best Director 2016
Nominated RTS Awards Best Writer Stefan Golaszewski 2017
Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actress – Lesley Manville 2017
Date: 2014
Production (role):
RIVER
Company:
Kudos / BBC
Project details:
Lead director
Episodes 1 and 2
Written By Abi Morgan
Starring Stellan Skarsgard
Winner Rose D’or Best Drama 2016
Winner Golden Nymph Award Monte Carlo Festival Best Drama Series 2016
Date: 2014
Production (role):
FORTITUDE
(Series I)
Company:
Fifty Fathoms/Sky
Project details:
Episodes 2 and 3
Written By Simon Donald
Starring Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci
Date: 2013
Production (role):
HIM & HER
(Series IV)
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3
Project details:
Sole Director
Written By Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
Nominated RTS Awards Best Comedy 2015
Nominated Broadcast Awards Best Comedy 2015
Winner BAFTA Best Situation Comedy 2014
Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Female Performance in Comedy Role- Kerry Howard 2014
Nominated Best Comedy Broadcast Award 2014
Nominated Best Multichannel Programme Broadcast Award 2014
Nominated Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best Television Comedy 2013
Date: 2013
Production (role):
BURTON & TAYLOR
Company:
BBC / BBC America / BBC 4
Project details:
Written by Billy Ivory
Starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
Nominated Golden Globe Best Actress in Mini-Series- Helena Bonham Carter 2014
Selected for BAFTA BRIT TO WATCH 2013
Hamptons Film Festival 2013
Hollywood Film Festival 2013
Nominated Broadcast Award 2014
Nominated Satellite Award Mini series 2014
Nominated Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2014
Nominated for Best Single Drama RTS 2014
Nominated Television Critics Assocation Awards 2014
Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actor- Dominic West 2013
Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actress- Helena Bonham Carter 2013
Date: 2012
Production (role):
THE JOB LOT
(Series I - Pilot)
Company:
Big Talk / ITV
Project details:
Written by Claire Downes, Stuart Lane and Ian Jarvis
Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland
Date: 2012
Production (role):
HIM & HER
(Series III)
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3
Project details:
Sole Director
Written By Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HIM & HER
(Series II)
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3
Project details:
Sole Director
Written By Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
Winner RTS Best Comedy Performance 2012
Date: 2011
Production (role):
NIGHTWATCH
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Written by Paula Milne
Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Jodie Whitaker and Claire Foy
San Francisco Frame Line Festival Official selection
Nominated LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Official selection Stonewall Award 2011
Winner Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award 2011
Date: 2009
Production (role):
HIM & HER
(Series I)
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3
Project details:
Sole Director
Written by Stefan Golaszewski
Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
Date: 2007
Production (role):
HANCOCK & JOAN
Company:
World Productions / BBC
Project details:
Written by Rik Cotton
Starring Ken Stott and Maxine Peak
Winner BAFTA Scotland Best Acting Performance in Television 2008
Nominated BAFTA Best Single Drama 2009
Nominated BAFTA Best Actor 2009
Nominated BAFTA Best Actress 2009
Nominated Broadcast Awards Best Single Drama 2009
Date: 2007
Production (role):
FREE AGENTS
(Pilot)
Company:
Big Talk Productions / Ch4
Project details:
Written by Chris Neil
Starring Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan and Anthony Head
Date: 2005
Production (role):
THE GHOST SQUAD
Company:
Company Television / Channel 4
Project details:
Lead Director
Episodes 1,6 and 7
Written By Tom Grieves
Starring Elaine Cassidy
Date: 2004
Production (role):
OUTLAWS
Company:
World / BBC
Project details:
Episodes 5,6,7 and 8
Written By Jimmy Gardner and Steven Coombes
Starring Phil Daniels
Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 2005
Date: 2004
Production (role):
BODIES
(Series I)
Company:
Hat Trick
Project details:
Episodes 3 and 4
Written by Jed Mercurio
Starring Max Beesley
Nominated RTS Best Drama Series
2005 Nominated BAFTA 2005
Date: 2003
Production (role):
SEA OF SOULS
(Series I)
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
Episodes 5 and 6
Written By David Kane
Starring Bill Paterson
Date: 2002-03
Production (role):
HEARTS OF GOLD
Company:
BBC Wales
Project details:
Written By Matthew Baylis and Catrin Collier
Starring Jeremy Sheffield
Date: 2001-02
Production (role):
INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Lead Director
Episodes 1, 4 and 5
Written By Lizzie Mickery
Starring Nat Parker
Date: 1999-00
Production (role):
BORDER CAFE
Company:
Hartswood / BBC
Project details:
Lead Director
Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4
Written by Tim Firth
Date: 1998-99
Production (role):
LIFE SUPPORT
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
Lead Director
Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Written By Ashley Pharoah
Date: 1997
Production (role):
INVASION EARTH
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
Episodes 4, 5 and 6
Written By Jed Mercurio
Date: 1997
Production (role):
WING AND A PRAYER
(Series I)
Company:
Thames / Channel 5
Project details:
Lead Director
Episodes 1, 2,3,5 and 6
Written By Matthew Hall
Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 1997
Date: 1996
Production (role):
MCCALLUM
Company:
STV
Project details:
Episode 4
Written By Mike Cullen
Date: 1995
Production (role):
OUT OF THE BLUE
(Series I)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Episodes 3 and 4
Written By Peter Bowker
Date: 1994
Production (role):
BAND OF GOLD
(Series I)
Company:
Granada Television
Project details:
Lead Director
Episodes 1,3 and 4
Written By Kay Mellor
Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Serial 1996
Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Actress - Geraldine James 1996
Date: 1993
Production (role):
THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT
(Series II)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Series 1994
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2011-12
Production (role):
EFFIE GRAY
Company:
Sovereign Films
Project details:
Written by Emma Thompson
Starring Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Greg Wise, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson
Date: 2008
Production (role):
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
Company:
Leopard Drama / ITV
Project details:
Written by Brian Fillis
Starring John Hurt and Cynthia Nixon
Berlin Film Festival premiere 2009
London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009
Tribeca Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature 2009 Dinard Film Festival’s Opening film 2009
Nominated BAFTA Best Actor (John Hurt) 2010
Rose D’Or Nomination 2010
The Frameline Film Festival’s Opening Film 2010
Date: 2007
Production (role):
GROW YOUR OWN
Company:
BBC Films/UKFC/Warp/Pathe
Project details:
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Starring Eddie Marsan, Benedict Wong, Olivia Colman
Date: 2005
Production (role):
LIFE AND LYRICS
Company:
Fiesta Productions/BBC Films/UKFC/Universal
Project details:
Written by Ken Williams
Starring Ashley Walters
Premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival 2006
In competition for Michael Powell Award
SHORT FILM
Date: 1992
Production (role):
I BET IT WILL RAIN
Project details:
Starring Janet McTeer
London Film Festival Official selection 1992
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
BBC Drama Director's Course, 1992

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): HONOUR
    Company: Hera Pictures/Media Wizard TV
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written By Gwyneth Hughes
    Starring Keeley Hawes
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): MUM
    (Series III) - Executive Producer
    Company: Big Talk/BBC
    Project details: Written and Directed By Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullen
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): MRS WILSON
    Company: Bronte/BBC
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written by Anna Symon
    Starring Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes and Fiona Shaw
    Nominated BAFTA Best Mini-Series 2019
    Nominated BAFTA Best Leading Actress – Ruth Wilson 2019
    Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actress – Keeley Hawes 2019
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): MUM
    (Series II) - Executive Producer
    Company: Big Talk/BBC
    Project details: Written and Directed By Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullen
    Nominated BAFTA Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme -
    Lesley Manville 2019
    Nominated BAFTA Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme - Peter Mullen 2019
    Nominated BAFTA Best Scripted Comedy Programme 2019
    Nominated BAFTA TV Craft - Writer: Comedy - Stefan Golaszewski 2019
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
    (Series II)
    Company: BBC America
    Project details: Episodes 5 and 6
    Written By Max Landis
    Starring Elijah Wood, Alan Tudyk and Dustin Milligan
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE MIST
    Company: Great Idea Productions, Inc/Spike TV
    Project details: Episode 5
    Written By Christian Torpe
    Starring Lola Flanery and Frances Conroy
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): MUM
    (Series I)
    Company: Big Talk / BBC
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written by Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullen
    Winner BAFTA Best Writer: Comedy - Stefan Golaszewski 2017
    Winner Broadcast Award Best Comedy Programme 2017
    Winner Broadcasting Press Guild Award Best Comedy 2017
    Winner BAFTA TV Craft Best Writer: Comedy - Stefan Golaszewski 2017
    Nominated RTS Craft Awards Best Director 2016
    Nominated RTS Awards Best Writer Stefan Golaszewski 2017
    Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actress – Lesley Manville 2017
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): RIVER
    Company: Kudos / BBC
    Project details: Lead director
    Episodes 1 and 2
    Written By Abi Morgan
    Starring Stellan Skarsgard
    Winner Rose D’or Best Drama 2016
    Winner Golden Nymph Award Monte Carlo Festival Best Drama Series 2016
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): FORTITUDE
    (Series I)
    Company: Fifty Fathoms/Sky
    Project details: Episodes 2 and 3
    Written By Simon Donald
    Starring Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): HIM & HER
    (Series IV)
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written By Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
    Nominated RTS Awards Best Comedy 2015
    Nominated Broadcast Awards Best Comedy 2015
    Winner BAFTA Best Situation Comedy 2014
    Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Female Performance in Comedy Role- Kerry Howard 2014
    Nominated Best Comedy Broadcast Award 2014
    Nominated Best Multichannel Programme Broadcast Award 2014
    Nominated Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best Television Comedy 2013
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): BURTON & TAYLOR
    Company: BBC / BBC America / BBC 4
    Project details: Written by Billy Ivory
    Starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
    Nominated Golden Globe Best Actress in Mini-Series- Helena Bonham Carter 2014
    Selected for BAFTA BRIT TO WATCH 2013
    Hamptons Film Festival 2013
    Hollywood Film Festival 2013
    Nominated Broadcast Award 2014
    Nominated Satellite Award Mini series 2014
    Nominated Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2014
    Nominated for Best Single Drama RTS 2014
    Nominated Television Critics Assocation Awards 2014
    Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actor- Dominic West 2013
    Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actress- Helena Bonham Carter 2013
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): THE JOB LOT
    (Series I - Pilot)
    Company: Big Talk / ITV
    Project details: Written by Claire Downes, Stuart Lane and Ian Jarvis
    Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): HIM & HER
    (Series III)
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written By Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HIM & HER
    (Series II)
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written By Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
    Winner RTS Best Comedy Performance 2012
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): NIGHTWATCH
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Written by Paula Milne
    Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Jodie Whitaker and Claire Foy
    San Francisco Frame Line Festival Official selection
    Nominated LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Official selection Stonewall Award 2011
    Winner Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award 2011
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): HIM & HER
    (Series I)
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3
    Project details: Sole Director
    Written by Stefan Golaszewski
    Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): HANCOCK & JOAN
    Company: World Productions / BBC
    Project details: Written by Rik Cotton
    Starring Ken Stott and Maxine Peak
    Winner BAFTA Scotland Best Acting Performance in Television 2008
    Nominated BAFTA Best Single Drama 2009
    Nominated BAFTA Best Actor 2009
    Nominated BAFTA Best Actress 2009
    Nominated Broadcast Awards Best Single Drama 2009
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): FREE AGENTS
    (Pilot)
    Company: Big Talk Productions / Ch4
    Project details: Written by Chris Neil
    Starring Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan and Anthony Head
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): THE GHOST SQUAD
    Company: Company Television / Channel 4
    Project details: Lead Director
    Episodes 1,6 and 7
    Written By Tom Grieves
    Starring Elaine Cassidy
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): OUTLAWS
    Company: World / BBC
    Project details: Episodes 5,6,7 and 8
    Written By Jimmy Gardner and Steven Coombes
    Starring Phil Daniels
    Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 2005
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): BODIES
    (Series I)
    Company: Hat Trick
    Project details: Episodes 3 and 4
    Written by Jed Mercurio
    Starring Max Beesley
    Nominated RTS Best Drama Series
    2005 Nominated BAFTA 2005
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): SEA OF SOULS
    (Series I)
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: Episodes 5 and 6
    Written By David Kane
    Starring Bill Paterson
  • Date: 2002-03
    Production (role): HEARTS OF GOLD
    Company: BBC Wales
    Project details: Written By Matthew Baylis and Catrin Collier
    Starring Jeremy Sheffield
  • Date: 2001-02
    Production (role): INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Lead Director
    Episodes 1, 4 and 5
    Written By Lizzie Mickery
    Starring Nat Parker
  • Date: 1999-00
    Production (role): BORDER CAFE
    Company: Hartswood / BBC
    Project details: Lead Director
    Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4
    Written by Tim Firth
  • Date: 1998-99
    Production (role): LIFE SUPPORT
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: Lead Director
    Episodes 1, 2 and 3
    Written By Ashley Pharoah
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): INVASION EARTH
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: Episodes 4, 5 and 6
    Written By Jed Mercurio
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): WING AND A PRAYER
    (Series I)
    Company: Thames / Channel 5
    Project details: Lead Director
    Episodes 1, 2,3,5 and 6
    Written By Matthew Hall
    Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 1997
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): MCCALLUM
    Company: STV
    Project details: Episode 4
    Written By Mike Cullen
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): OUT OF THE BLUE
    (Series I)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Episodes 3 and 4
    Written By Peter Bowker
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): BAND OF GOLD
    (Series I)
    Company: Granada Television
    Project details: Lead Director
    Episodes 1,3 and 4
    Written By Kay Mellor
    Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Serial 1996
    Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Actress - Geraldine James 1996
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT
    (Series II)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Series 1994
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2011-12
    Production (role): EFFIE GRAY
    Company: Sovereign Films
    Project details: Written by Emma Thompson
    Starring Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Greg Wise, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
    Company: Leopard Drama / ITV
    Project details: Written by Brian Fillis
    Starring John Hurt and Cynthia Nixon
    Berlin Film Festival premiere 2009
    London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009
    Tribeca Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature 2009 Dinard Film Festival’s Opening film 2009
    Nominated BAFTA Best Actor (John Hurt) 2010
    Rose D’Or Nomination 2010
    The Frameline Film Festival’s Opening Film 2010
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): GROW YOUR OWN
    Company: BBC Films/UKFC/Warp/Pathe
    Project details: Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
    Starring Eddie Marsan, Benedict Wong, Olivia Colman
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): LIFE AND LYRICS
    Company: Fiesta Productions/BBC Films/UKFC/Universal
    Project details: Written by Ken Williams
    Starring Ashley Walters
    Premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival 2006
    In competition for Michael Powell Award
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 1992
    Production (role): I BET IT WILL RAIN
    Project details: Starring Janet McTeer
    London Film Festival Official selection 1992
  • BBC Drama Director's Course, 1992