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Terry McDonough

Director

Terry Mcdonough is a multi award winning director who’s worked extensively across the UK and USA on shows including Cold Feet, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He was a director on Jimmy McGovern’s The Street, winning him 2 BAFTA awards for best Drama series, an International EMMY award for best Drama Series and two RTS awards for Best Drama Series. In the same year Terry directed the two part film Instinct, winning best Drama Serial at the RTS awards. He was once again BAFTA nominated for directing the beautiful An Adventure In Space and Time about the story of the creation of Doctor Who in 1963. Most recently Terry picked up a HUGO award for his episode of The Expanse; Leviathan Wakes, winning best dramatic presentation.
Terry’s worked with a host of talent including John Malkovich, Bryan Cranston and Claire Foy, guiding many of them to their own individual accolades including BAFTA and EMMY awards/nominations for Jim Broadbent and a BAFTA awards/nominations for Gina McKee.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
ANTHONY
Company:
LA Productions / BBC
Project details:
TV Film
Date: 2019 / 2020
Production (role):
KILLING EVE 3
Company:
Sid Gentle Films / BBC
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2019
Production (role):
DOLLY PARTON'S HEARTSTRINGS
Company:
Dixie Pixie Productions / Netflix
Project details:
Directed one part of an eight-part anthology series based on some of Dolly Parton's songs.
Date: 2016 - 17
Production (role):
COLD FEET
Company:
ITV / Big Talk
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2015-16
Production (role):
BETTER CALL SAUL
Company:
AMC
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2015-16
Production (role):
THE EXPANSE
Company:
Syfy
Project details:
Pilot Various Episodes

HUGO Award winner for Best Dramatic Presentation
Date: 2014
Production (role):
HALT AND CATCH FIRE
Company:
AMC
Project details:
Episodic Director
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CROSSBONES
Company:
NBC
Project details:
Episodic Director

Neil Cross series starring starring John Malkovich
Date: 2014
Production (role):
THE RED ROAD
Company:
Fair Harbor Productions / Sundance TV
Project details:
Episodic Director
Date: 2013
Production (role):
AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME
Company:
BBC Films
Project details:
Single Film

BAFTA Nominated Best Single Film

Nominated for an International EMMY
Date: 2011-13
Production (role):
SUITS
Company:
USA Network
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2012
Production (role):
RED WIDOW
Company:
ABC
Project details:
Episodic Director
Date: 2012
Production (role):
HELL ON WHEELS
Company:
AMC
Project details:
Episodic Director
Date: 2012
Production (role):
HOMEFRONT
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Lead Director for TV Mini Series
Date: 2011
Production (role):
CLUE
Company:
Discovery / Hasbro - The Hub / Hasbro Studios
Project details:
Pilot + Various Episodes
Date: 2009-11
Production (role):
BREAKING BAD
Company:
AMC / Sony TV / Gran Via Productions
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2010-11
Production (role):
CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOUR
Company:
CBS / ABC Studios / CBS TV Studios / Mark Gordon Co.
Project details:
Episodic Director
Date: 2010-11
Production (role):
NO ORDINARY FAMILY
Company:
ABC / ABC Studios / Berlanti TV (Multiple Episodes)
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2010-11
Production (role):
THE GATES
Company:
ABC / Fox TV Studios / Little Engine
Project details:
Pilot + Various Episodes
Date: 2010-11
Production (role):
WIRE IN THE BLOOD
Company:
CBS / CBS TV Studios / Dreamworks
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2010
Production (role):
TOWER PREP
Company:
Cartoon Network
Project details:
Pilot
Date: 2008-09
Production (role):
ELEVENTH HOUR (U.S)
Company:
CBS / Warner Bros/Granada / Jerry Buckheimer TV
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2006-07
Production (role):
INSTINCT
Company:
ITV / Tightrope
Project details:
RTS Award for Best Single Drama or Drama Serial
Date: 2006-09
Production (role):
THE STREET
Company:
BBC / Granada
Project details:
BAFTA award for best original series

International Emmy award for best drama series

RTS Award for best drama series
Date: 2005-06
Production (role):
ELEVENTH HOUR (U.K)
Company:
ITV / Granada
Project details:
Pilot + Episodes
Date: 2005-06
Production (role):
VINCENT
Company:
ITV / Granada
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2004-05
Production (role):
WIRE IN THE BLOOD
Company:
ITV / Coastal Productions
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2002-03
Production (role):
SWEET MEDICINE
Company:
ITV / Carlton Television
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2002-03
Production (role):
THE ROYAL
Company:
ITV / Yorkshire Television
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2001-02
Production (role):
WHERE THE HEART IS
Company:
ITV / Granada
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 1998-99
Production (role):
PEAK PRACTICE
Company:
ITV / Carlton Television
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 1997-98
Production (role):
CITY CENTRAL
Company:
BBC
Project details:
2 Episodes
Date: 1997-98
Production (role):
LIVERPOOL 1
Company:
ITV / Lime Street Productions
Project details:
Various Episodes

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): ANTHONY
    Company: LA Productions / BBC
    Project details: TV Film
  • Date: 2019 / 2020
    Production (role): KILLING EVE 3
    Company: Sid Gentle Films / BBC
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): DOLLY PARTON'S HEARTSTRINGS
    Company: Dixie Pixie Productions / Netflix
    Project details: Directed one part of an eight-part anthology series based on some of Dolly Parton's songs.
  • Date: 2016 - 17
    Production (role): COLD FEET
    Company: ITV / Big Talk
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2015-16
    Production (role): BETTER CALL SAUL
    Company: AMC
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2015-16
    Production (role): THE EXPANSE
    Company: Syfy
    Project details: Pilot Various Episodes

    HUGO Award winner for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): HALT AND CATCH FIRE
    Company: AMC
    Project details: Episodic Director
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CROSSBONES
    Company: NBC
    Project details: Episodic Director

    Neil Cross series starring starring John Malkovich
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): THE RED ROAD
    Company: Fair Harbor Productions / Sundance TV
    Project details: Episodic Director
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME
    Company: BBC Films
    Project details: Single Film

    BAFTA Nominated Best Single Film

    Nominated for an International EMMY
  • Date: 2011-13
    Production (role): SUITS
    Company: USA Network
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): RED WIDOW
    Company: ABC
    Project details: Episodic Director
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): HELL ON WHEELS
    Company: AMC
    Project details: Episodic Director
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): HOMEFRONT
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Lead Director for TV Mini Series
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): CLUE
    Company: Discovery / Hasbro - The Hub / Hasbro Studios
    Project details: Pilot + Various Episodes
  • Date: 2009-11
    Production (role): BREAKING BAD
    Company: AMC / Sony TV / Gran Via Productions
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2010-11
    Production (role): CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOUR
    Company: CBS / ABC Studios / CBS TV Studios / Mark Gordon Co.
    Project details: Episodic Director
  • Date: 2010-11
    Production (role): NO ORDINARY FAMILY
    Company: ABC / ABC Studios / Berlanti TV (Multiple Episodes)
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2010-11
    Production (role): THE GATES
    Company: ABC / Fox TV Studios / Little Engine
    Project details: Pilot + Various Episodes
  • Date: 2010-11
    Production (role): WIRE IN THE BLOOD
    Company: CBS / CBS TV Studios / Dreamworks
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): TOWER PREP
    Company: Cartoon Network
    Project details: Pilot
  • Date: 2008-09
    Production (role): ELEVENTH HOUR (U.S)
    Company: CBS / Warner Bros/Granada / Jerry Buckheimer TV
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2006-07
    Production (role): INSTINCT
    Company: ITV / Tightrope
    Project details: RTS Award for Best Single Drama or Drama Serial
  • Date: 2006-09
    Production (role): THE STREET
    Company: BBC / Granada
    Project details: BAFTA award for best original series

    International Emmy award for best drama series

    RTS Award for best drama series
  • Date: 2005-06
    Production (role): ELEVENTH HOUR (U.K)
    Company: ITV / Granada
    Project details: Pilot + Episodes
  • Date: 2005-06
    Production (role): VINCENT
    Company: ITV / Granada
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2004-05
    Production (role): WIRE IN THE BLOOD
    Company: ITV / Coastal Productions
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2002-03
    Production (role): SWEET MEDICINE
    Company: ITV / Carlton Television
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2002-03
    Production (role): THE ROYAL
    Company: ITV / Yorkshire Television
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2001-02
    Production (role): WHERE THE HEART IS
    Company: ITV / Granada
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 1998-99
    Production (role): PEAK PRACTICE
    Company: ITV / Carlton Television
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 1997-98
    Production (role): CITY CENTRAL
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 2 Episodes
  • Date: 1997-98
    Production (role): LIVERPOOL 1
    Company: ITV / Lime Street Productions
    Project details: Various Episodes