James Larkin

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant : Florence Hyde

Film, TV & Theatre

“I have known James Larkin for over twenty years and have worked with him in theatre, film and radio.  He is an actor of exceptional talent and intelligence.  He is a professional of the utmost dedication and commitment.  His work as a Director shows great visual flair and intellectual command, combined with a vastly entertaining style.” 

Kenneth Branagh, Actor /Director.

“James is clearly extremely skilled at directing large ensemble casts.  Only the absolute finest television Directors are able to operate at this technically complex level, yet still delver sensitive drama that engages the viewer.”   

Tom Verica, Showrunner for Shonda Rhimes’ For the People and Scandal for abc, USA.

“I directed James when he was an actor, and he never failed to impress me with his incredible eye for even the most detailed nuances.  His understanding of his fellow actors and his ability to bring out the best performances from those around him was second to none.”  

Dame Judi Dench.

“I only hire directors who possess the high-end technical skills, and artistic vision necessary to successfully execute major Broadcast Television Productions.  James is exactly such a Director, and he is able to consistently handle the disparate elements that go into Major Drama Productions and meld them into a coherent whole – an ability possessed only by the best in the business.”

 Oliver Kent, Head of BBC Continuing Drama.

James’ USP is performance.  Having trained at RADA as an actor, and having been directed by other Actor/Directors such as JUDI DENCH and KENNETH BRANAGH, and Directors like SAM MENDES, MIKE LEIGH and PETER KOSMINSKY in Theatre and Film, he has a uniquely qualified handle on working with Actors.  His visual style is original, detailed and has Cinematic Scale.  But he is also fully aware of, and experienced with meeting tough Television Schedules.

 

Awards:

Won ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD - Best Single Drama - 'Shreds' 2007

Won HOUSTON FILM FESTIVAL - Best Film / Jury Prize 2008

Won FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL - Best Short 2008

Nominated for RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012  Best UK Feature

Nominated for Raindance Award at BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILMS AWARDS 2012 

Nominated for MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL Best Short 1999

Nominated for AFI FILM FESTIVAL Best Short 1999

Nominated for LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Best Short 1997, 1999

Nominated for FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL Best Short 2008

 

Reels:

www.vimeo.com/jameslarkin/dramareel

www.vimeo.com/jameslarkin/sizzlereel

 

Website:

www.jameslarkin.co.uk

 

IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0488289/ 

Film

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City Slacker

2013

Director
*Nominated for best UK feature at the 2012 Raindance Film Festival
*Nominated for the Raindance Award at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards

In Development

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Who Pays The Ferryman

TV series to star David Morrissey

Candy Apple Red

Feature Film

Short Films

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Interior Bedsit Day

2008

Writer & Director
Starring Ian hart
*Won best film/jury prize at the Houston Film Festival
*Won Best Short at the Florida Film Festival
*2nd Place at Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival

Dead on Time

1999

Co-Writer & Director
Starring Michael Gambon
Acquired by Channel 4/Film 4
*Nominated for Best Short at the Montreal Film Festival
*Nominated for Best Short at the AFI Film Festival
*Nominated for Best Short at the LA Independent Film Festival
*Nominated for Best Short at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
*Nominated for Best Short at the London Film Festival
*2nd Place at Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival

My Own Private Lido

1997

Writer, Director and Producer
*Nominated for Best Short at the London Film Festival

Television

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Call the Midwife

2016

CTM 6 Productions Limited

Director
2 episodes

Father Brown

2015

BBC

Director

Holby City

2015

BBC

Director 2008/15

WPC 56

2014

BBC

Director

Private Practice

2013

ABC/USA

Director

Doctors

2011

BBC

Director (2006-2011)
* Won Best Single Episode at the 2007 British Soap Awards
* Won Best Single Drama at the 2007 Royal Television Society Awards
* Nominated Best Single Episode at the 2013 British Soap Awards 'Perfect'

The Bill

2008

ITV

Director

Peak Practice

2001

ITV

Director

All the Way

2000

Channel 4

Devised & Director

AS ACTOR

Black Mirror

2016

House of Tomorrow

As actor 'Simon Powers' / Hated in the Nation

Wolf Hall

2015

Company Pictures

As actor - 'Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam' / 3 episodes
* Won BAFTA award for Best Drama Series
* Won BAFTA award for Best Actor
* Won GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Miniseries or Television Film
* Nominated GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Actor
* Nominated GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Supporting Actor
* Nominated EMMY AWARD for Outstanding Limited Series
* Nominated EMMY AWARD for Best Actor in a TV movie / Miniseries
* Nominated EMMY AWARD Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
* Nominated EMMY AWARD Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series
* Nominated EMMY AWARD Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series
* Nominated EMMY AWARD Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series
* Nominated EMMY AWARD Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series

The Government Inspector

2005

Mentorn Television

As actor - 'Tony Blair' / TV Movie
*Won BAFTA for Best Single Drama
*Won BAFTA for Best Writer
*Won BAFTA for Best Actor
*Won RTS Television Award for Best Single Drama

Henry V

1989

Renaissance Films

As actor - 'John Duke of Bedford'
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
*Nominated ACADEMY AWARD for Best Director
*Nominated ACADEMY AWARD for Best Actor
*Won BAFTA for Best Direction
*Nominated BAFTA for Best Actor

Theatre

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Rough Justice

2012

Number 1 UK Tour

Director (2012/13)
Starring Tom Conti

Girls with Big Jests

2000

Edinburgh Festival

Director
*Nominated for Perrier Award

AS ACTOR

Translations

1993

Donmar Warehouse Company

As actor- 'Lieutenant Yolland'
Directed by Sam Mendes

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1990

Renaissance Theatre Company

As actor - 'Lysander' / West End and World Tour
Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Much Ado About Nothing

1988

Renaissance Theatre Company

As actor - 'Claudio' / West End and World Tour
Directed by Judi Dench