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Richard Laxton

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TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
DIRK GENTLY
Company:
BBC America
Project details:
Director, 2 Episodes
Date: 2017
Production (role):
MUM Series II
Company:
Big Talk/BBC
Project details:
Executive Producer for 2nd Series
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE MIST
Company:
Great Idea Productions, Inc/Spike TV
Project details:
1 Episode, 10 Part Series
Date: 2015
Production (role):
MUM
Company:
Big Talk / BBC
Project details:
Sole director of the first series

Written by Stefan Golaszewski

Winner Broadcast Award Best Comedy Programme 2017

Winner Broadcasting Press Guild Award Best Comedy 2017

Nominated RTS Craft Awards Best Director 2016

Nominated RTS Awards Best Writer Stefan Golaszewski 2017

Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actress – Lesley Manville 2016
Date: 2014
Production (role):
RIVER
Company:
Kudos / BBC
Project details:
Lead director, 2 Episodes. Writer 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
Company:
Fifty Fathoms/Sky
Project details:
2 Episodes, Series I
Date: 2013
Production (role):
HIM & HER THE WEDDING
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3
Project details:
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 (TV Film)
Project details:
Writer Billy Ivory

Starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter

Selected for BAFTA BRIT TO WATCH 2013

Hamptons Film Festival 2013

Hollywood Film Festival 2013

Nominated Golden Globe Best Actress in Mini-Series- Helena Bonham Carter 2014

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
Company:
Big Talk / ITV (Pilot)
Project details:
Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland
Date: 2012
Production (role):
HIM & HER
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3 (Series III)
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HIM & HER
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3 (Series II)
Project details:
Winner RTS Best Comedy Performance 2012
Date: 2010-11
Production (role):
NIGHTWATCH
Company:
BBC (Single Film)
Project details:
Wr. Paula Milne, adapted from the Sarah Waters novel

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
Company:
Big Talk / BBC 3
Project details:
Comedy pilot & Series

Wr. Stefan Golaszewski

Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
Date: 2007
Production (role):
HANCOCK & JOAN
Company:
World Productions / BBC
Project details:
Wr. 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
Company:
Big Talk Productions / Ch4 (Pilot)
Project details:
Prod. Nira Park

Wr. Chris Neil

Starring Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan and Anthony Head
Date: 2005
Production (role):
THE GHOST SQUAD (Lead Director)
Company:
Company Television / Channel 4 (4 Episodes)
Date: 2004
Production (role):
OUTLAWS
Company:
World / BBC
Project details:
Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 2005
Date: 2004
Production (role):
BODIES
Company:
Hat Trick (Series I)
Project details:
Adapted from the novel by Jed Mercurio

Nominated RTS Best Drama Series

2005 Nominated BAFTA 2005
Date: 2003
Production (role):
SEA OF SOULS
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
Prod. Phil Colinson
Date: 2002-03
Production (role):
HEARTS OF GOLD
Company:
BBC Wales
Project details:
2 x 90 minutes
Date: 2001-02
Production (role):
INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES
Company:
BBC
Project details:
3 x 90 minutes

Starring Nat Parker
Date: 2001
Production (role):
A GREAT DELIVERANCE
Company:
BBC
Project details:
2 x 90 minutes

Starring Nat Parker
Date: 1999-00
Production (role):
BORDER CAFE
Company:
Hartswood / BBC (Series 1)
Project details:
Prod. Beryl Vertue

Wr. Tim Firth
Date: 1998-99
Production (role):
LIFE SUPPORT
Company:
BBC Scotland (Series 1)
Project details:
3 x 50 minutes

Prods. Margaret Enefer and Paddy Higson
Date: 1997
Production (role):
INVASION EARTH
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
3 x 50 minutes

Prods. Chrissy Skinns and Jed Mercurio
Date: 1997
Production (role):
A WING AND A PRAYER
Company:
Thames / Channel 5 (Series 1)
Project details:
6 x 50 minutes

Prod. Jacinta Peel

Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 1997
Date: 1996
Production (role):
MCCALLUM
Company:
STV
Project details:
2 x 1 hour films

Prod. Murry Fergerson
Date: 1995
Production (role):
OUT OF THE BLUE
Company:
BBC (Series 1)
Project details:
Prod. Jo Wright
Date: 1994
Production (role):
BAND OF GOLD
Company:
Granada Television (Series 1)
Project details:
Prod. Tony Dennis

Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Serial1996

Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Actress - Geraldine James 1996
Date: 1993
Production (role):
THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT
Company:
BBC (2 Episodes)
Project details:
Prod. Liz Trubridge

Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Series 1994
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2011-12
Production (role):
EFFIE GRAY
Project details:
Wr. Emma Thompson

Starring Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Greg Wise, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson
Date: 2008
Production (role):
ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
Company:
Leopard Drama / ITV
Project details:
Wr. Brian Fillis

Prod. Amanda Jenks

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:
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: 2017
    Production (role): DIRK GENTLY
    Company: BBC America
    Project details: Director, 2 Episodes
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): MUM Series II
    Company: Big Talk/BBC
    Project details: Executive Producer for 2nd Series
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE MIST
    Company: Great Idea Productions, Inc/Spike TV
    Project details: 1 Episode, 10 Part Series
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): MUM
    Company: Big Talk / BBC
    Project details: Sole director of the first series

    Written by Stefan Golaszewski

    Winner Broadcast Award Best Comedy Programme 2017

    Winner Broadcasting Press Guild Award Best Comedy 2017

    Nominated RTS Craft Awards Best Director 2016

    Nominated RTS Awards Best Writer Stefan Golaszewski 2017

    Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actress – Lesley Manville 2016
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): RIVER
    Company: Kudos / BBC
    Project details: Lead director, 2 Episodes. Writer 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
    Company: Fifty Fathoms/Sky
    Project details: 2 Episodes, Series I
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): HIM & HER THE WEDDING
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3
    Project details: 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 (TV Film)
    Project details: Writer Billy Ivory

    Starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter

    Selected for BAFTA BRIT TO WATCH 2013

    Hamptons Film Festival 2013

    Hollywood Film Festival 2013

    Nominated Golden Globe Best Actress in Mini-Series- Helena Bonham Carter 2014

    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
    Company: Big Talk / ITV (Pilot)
    Project details: Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): HIM & HER
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3 (Series III)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HIM & HER
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3 (Series II)
    Project details: Winner RTS Best Comedy Performance 2012
  • Date: 2010-11
    Production (role): NIGHTWATCH
    Company: BBC (Single Film)
    Project details: Wr. Paula Milne, adapted from the Sarah Waters novel

    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
    Company: Big Talk / BBC 3
    Project details: Comedy pilot & Series

    Wr. Stefan Golaszewski

    Starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): HANCOCK & JOAN
    Company: World Productions / BBC
    Project details: Wr. 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
    Company: Big Talk Productions / Ch4 (Pilot)
    Project details: Prod. Nira Park

    Wr. Chris Neil

    Starring Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan and Anthony Head
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): THE GHOST SQUAD (Lead Director)
    Company: Company Television / Channel 4 (4 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): OUTLAWS
    Company: World / BBC
    Project details: Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 2005
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): BODIES
    Company: Hat Trick (Series I)
    Project details: Adapted from the novel by Jed Mercurio

    Nominated RTS Best Drama Series

    2005 Nominated BAFTA 2005
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): SEA OF SOULS
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: Prod. Phil Colinson
  • Date: 2002-03
    Production (role): HEARTS OF GOLD
    Company: BBC Wales
    Project details: 2 x 90 minutes
  • Date: 2001-02
    Production (role): INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 3 x 90 minutes

    Starring Nat Parker
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): A GREAT DELIVERANCE
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 2 x 90 minutes

    Starring Nat Parker
  • Date: 1999-00
    Production (role): BORDER CAFE
    Company: Hartswood / BBC (Series 1)
    Project details: Prod. Beryl Vertue

    Wr. Tim Firth
  • Date: 1998-99
    Production (role): LIFE SUPPORT
    Company: BBC Scotland (Series 1)
    Project details: 3 x 50 minutes

    Prods. Margaret Enefer and Paddy Higson
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): INVASION EARTH
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: 3 x 50 minutes

    Prods. Chrissy Skinns and Jed Mercurio
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): A WING AND A PRAYER
    Company: Thames / Channel 5 (Series 1)
    Project details: 6 x 50 minutes

    Prod. Jacinta Peel

    Nominated BAFTA Best Drama Series 1997
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): MCCALLUM
    Company: STV
    Project details: 2 x 1 hour films

    Prod. Murry Fergerson
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): OUT OF THE BLUE
    Company: BBC (Series 1)
    Project details: Prod. Jo Wright
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): BAND OF GOLD
    Company: Granada Television (Series 1)
    Project details: Prod. Tony Dennis

    Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Serial1996

    Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Actress - Geraldine James 1996
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT
    Company: BBC (2 Episodes)
    Project details: Prod. Liz Trubridge

    Nominated BAFTA Television Award Best Drama Series 1994
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2011-12
    Production (role): EFFIE GRAY
    Company:
    Project details: Wr. Emma Thompson

    Starring Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Greg Wise, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
    Company: Leopard Drama / ITV
    Project details: Wr. Brian Fillis

    Prod. Amanda Jenks

    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: 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

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