James Strong

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Ceci Mazzarella

Film, TV & Theatre

James is also represented by CAA in the US and by B-Reel Films for commercials.

In 2014, he was nominated for Best Director at the BAFTA Craft Awards for his work on BROADCHURCH, which won Best Drama Series at BAFTA 2014.

In 2008 he won Best Director at the BAFTA Cymru Awards for Dr Who 'Voyage of the Damned'.

Television

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LIAR

2016 - 2017

ITV/Two Brothers Pictures

Lead Director and Executive Producer
6 x 60' Drama
Writers: Harry and Jack Williams
Producer: Eliza Mellor

DOUBT

2016

CBS

Director
Episode 102
Written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater
Starring Katherine Heigel, Laverne Cox and Elliott Gould
Drama centred on NYC's most radical law firm.

11/22/63

2015

Bad Robot/ Hulu/ Warner Bros.

Director
2 episodes, including Series Finale
Starring James Franco, Chris Cooper and Sarah Gaddon
Writer: Bridget Carpenter
From the novel by Stephen King
Executive Producers: JJ Abrams and Stephen King

KINGMAKERS

2015

ABC Studios

Director.
Pilot.
Starring Kristin Bauer van Straten, Adrian Pasdar, Parminder Nagra
Written by Sallie Patrick
Producers: Jeff MacVittie and Sallie Patrick

CODE OF A KILLER

2014

World Productions/ ITV 1

Co-creator and Director.
2 x 90'
Writer: Michael Crompton
Producer: Simon Heath
Starring John Simm & David Threlfall
* WINNER Best Short Form Drama, Writers' Guild Awards 2016

BROADCHURCH Series Two

2014

Kudos/ITV

Lead Director
Starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Charlotte Rampling and Marianne Jean-Baptiste
*Winner, Best Drama Series and Best Actor (David Tennant), TV Choice Awards, 2015
*Nominated, Best Drama and Best Drama Performance (David Tennant), National Television Awards, 2016

GRACEPOINT

2014

Fox / Shine America

Director
Pilot and 3 episodes
With David Tennant, Anna Gunn and Nick Nolte

FROM THERE TO HERE

2014

Kudos/BBC 1

Director
3 x 60' Drama.
Writer: Peter Bowker
Producer: Tim Bricknell
Executive Producer: Derek Wax
Starring Phil Glenister, Bernard Hill and Saskia Reeves.

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY: A COPPER'S TALE

2013

World Productions/ BBC 1

Director.
90 minute film.
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Producer: Simon Heath
Starring Jim Broadbent, James Fox and Luke Evans
*Nominated for Best Mini Series at the 2014 BAFTA Television Awards
*Shortlisted for Best Single Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2015

BROADCHURCH

2013

Kudos/ITV

Lead Director, Eps 1 &2, 6, 7 & 8
New 8-part series
Writer: Chris Chibnall.
Producer: Richard Stokes.
Starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
* Winner, 73rd annual Peabody Awards.
* Winner of 'Best of British: TV Programme or Series' at Freesat Awards 2013
* Winner of New Programme Award at Edinburgh International Television Festival 2013
* Winner Best New Drama and Best Actor at TV Choice Award 2013
* Winner TV Dagger at Crime Thriller Awards 2013
* No 2 on The Hollywood Reporter's 20 Best Cable Dramas of 2013
* Radio Times Best Television Programme 2013
* Winner of Best Drama at the Broadcast Awards
* Winner of Best Drama Serial at the Royal Television Society Awards 2014
* Winner of Best Drama Series at the BPG TV and Radio Awards 2014
* Winner of Best Actor (Olivia Coleman) at the BPG TV and Radio Awards 2014
* Winner of Best Writer (Chris Chibnall) at the BPG TV and Radio Awards 2014
* Nominated for Best Director (Fiction) at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2014
* Winner of Best Drama Series at the BAFTA Television Awards 2014
* Winner of Best Actress (Olivia Coleman) at the BAFTA Television Awards 2014
* Winner of Best Supporting Actor (David Bradley) at the BAFTA Television Awards 2014

THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE

2012

Mammoth/BBC 4

Director
90 minute biopic on Kenny Everett.
Writer: Tim Whitnall.
Producer: Paul Frift
Executive Producer: Damien Timmer.
* Nominated for Best Single Film at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, 2013
* Oliver Lansley nominated for Best Actor at RTS Awards, 2013
* Tim Whitnall winner of Breakthrough Talent at BAFTA Craft Awards, 2013
* Nominated for Best Scripted Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards, 2013

HUNTED

2012

Kudos/ HBO Cinemax/ BBC 1

Two episodes.
Writer: Frank Spotniz
Producer: Eliza Mellor,
Executive Producer: Jane Featherstone

MISSING

2012

ABC (US)/ Little Engine Productions

New Series.
Two episodes.
Producers: Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo
With Ashley Judd, Sean Bean & Keith Carradine
* Ashley Judd nominated for Best Lead Actress at Emmy Awards, 2012

DOWNTON ABBEY II

2011

Carnival/ ITV

Producer: Liz Trubridge
Writer: Julian Fellowes
* Winner: Best Drama Series or Serial, Broadcast Awards, 2012
* Nominated for 16 Emmy Awards 2012, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor

LAW AND ORDER UK II+III

2011

NBC/ Wolf Films/ Kudos for ITV

Producer: Richard Stokes
Writers Terry Cafolla and Nick Beak Saunders

WHITE VAN MAN

2010

ITV Studios for BBC 3

PILOT DIRECTOR
Written by Adrian Poynton.
Producer: Rohan Acharya
Starring Will Mellor & Clive Mantle

SILENT WITNESS

2010

BBC 1

Writer: Michael Crompton
Producer: Richard Burrell

DOCTOR WHO Easter Special 2009

2009

BBC Wales for BBC 1

“Planet of The Dead”
With David Tennant, Lee Evans and Michelle Ryan
Written by Russell T Davies
1 x 80′
* Nominated for a Hugo Award 2010 - Best Dramatic Presentation (short form)

HUSTLE

2008

Kudos for BBC 1

LEAD DIRECTOR
2 Episodes
With Adrian Lester

DOCTOR WHO

2008

BBC Wales for BBC 1

LEAD DIRECTOR
“Partners in Crime”
Written by Russell T Davies
With David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Sarah Lancashire
* Nominated for Best Drama Series, BAFTA Television Awards, 2009

DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special 2007 "Voyage of the Damned"

2007

BBC Wales for BBC 1

With David Tennant and Kylie Minogue
1 x 80′
*Winner of Welsh Bafta for Best Direction
*Winner of Welsh Bafta for Best Drama

DOCTOR WHO "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks"

2007

BBC Wales for BBC 1

Set and shot partly in New York
* Winner of “Programme of the Year” at the Edinburgh Int TV Fest, 2007.
* Nominated for Best Series, Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, 2007
* Best Drama, at the 2007 National TV Awards
* Winner of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2007, Best TV Series

TORCHWOOD

2006

BBC Wales for BBC 1

Series One. 2 Episodes
Producer: Richard Stokes
Executive Procducer: Julie Gardner
* Winner: Best Drama at Welsh BAFTAs, 2007
* Winner: Best Actress (Eve Myles) at Welsh BAFTA’s, 2007

DOCTOR WHO "Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit"

2006

BBC Wales for BBC 1

Two-part episode
Writer Russell T Davies
Producer Phil Collinson
Executive Producer: Julie Gardner
* Winner: Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress at National Television Awards, 2006
* Nominated for Best Drama Series at Broadcast Awards 2007
* Nominated for Best Drama Series at Royal Television Awards, 2007

ROCKET MAN

2005

Coastal/ BBC 1

2 x 60
With Robson Green
Producer: Phil Leach

THE GOOD CITIZEN

2004

BBC 1

1 x 60 drama
With Hugh Quarshie and Clare Goose
* Nominated for Best Drama at Regional RTS Awards, 2005
* Nominated for Best Daytime Programme at Broadcast Awards, 2006

Film

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UNITED

2011

BBC/ World Productions /Content Films/ North East Screen

Director
Written by Chris Chibnall.
Producer: Julia Stannard.
Starring David Tennant and Dougray Scott.
* Nominated for Best Single Film, Prix Europa, 2011
* Official Selection, Roma Fiction Festival, 2011
* Nominated for London TV Award, London Festival Fringe, 2012
* Nominated for Best Single Drama, Broadcast Awards, 2012
* Nominated for Best Single Drama at Royal Television Society Awards, 2012
* Nominated for Best Drama, London Television Awards, 2012

In Development

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MIDDLE EARTH

2017

Unique Features

Director
Feature Film
Writer: Angus Fletcher
Producers: Bob Shaye, Michael Lyne, Rachel Horovitz

THE LAST GOODBYE

Last Man Films

Director
Feature Film
Writer: Michael Crompton
The story of the last men to be executed in Britain

FROM HERE TO ALBION

Participant Media/ Potboiler

Director
Feature Film
Producer: Gail Egan
A tragic accident in a coastal English town sets of a series of violent events.

STEEL CITY

Fox/Strong Films

Writer and Director
Feature Film
The story of Sheffield synth.

THE SEARCH

Voltage

Director
Feature Film
Writer: Spencer Mondshein

Short Films

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OF MARY

2010

Lesata Prods

Producer and Co-writer with Adrian Lester
Directed by Adrian Lester

SOLD

2004

1 x 15 short film
Comedy- drama set in the world of Estate Agents
WRITER / DIRECTOR
* Nominated for Best Short Film at BAFTA Film Awards, 2004

Documentaries

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HEAVEN 17 - THE STORY OF PENTHOUSE & PAVEMENT

2010

Feature length documentary and concert film
Selected for the 2010 Sheffield International Documentary Festival