Sarah Harding

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

After observing Peter Brook’s rehearsals in Paris and directing student plays Sarah won a place on the Regional Theatre Trainee Directors Scheme and spent a year in Harrogate Rep directing Shaw, Poliakoff, Pinter, and Genet. Two years at Leicester Phoenix and The Young Vic followed before Sarah did the BBC Drama Directors course.

For television, her wide range of dramas includes VIKINGS, BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, POIROT and QUEER AS FOLK, as well as Paul Abbott’s award-winning CLOCKING OFF and Lucy Gannon’s DAD. Sarah has enjoyed working with actors such as Ray Winstone, Parminder Nagra, David Suchet, Rowan Atkinson, Lesley Sharpe, Fiona Shaw and Zoe Wanamaker and directed scripts by Russell T. Davies, Nick Dear, Simon Nye and Alan Plater.

Most recently, Sarah directed two episodes of series 2 of Falling Water, which were released on Amazon Prime in the UK in February. 

 

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

FALLING WATER (Series 2)

2018

Valhalla/Universal

Directed episodes 207 & 209, which aired on Amazon Prime in the UK. Starring David Ajala & Lizzie Brochere.

MAIGRET (Series 2)

2017

TXTV/Ealing/ITV

Directed NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS. Written by Stewart Harcourt and starring Rowan Atkinson.

VIKINGS (Series 4)

2016

World 2000/History Channel/Amazon

Directed episodes 413 and 414. Written by Michael Hirst and starring Travis Fimmel.

VALENTINE'S KISS

2015

Gate Productions/ZDF

Written by Matt Thomas and starring Rupert Graves and John Hannah.

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE (Series 2)

2013

World Productions/ITV Studios

Directed episodes 203 and 204. Written by Guy Burt and starring Hattie Morahan.

AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MISS MARPLE: GREENSHAW'S FOLLY

2013

ITV

Script by Tim Whitnall, starring Julia McKenzie.

COMPULSION

2008

Size 9 Productions

Written by Joshua St Johnston and starring Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra.

TORN

2007

ITV

TV mini-series written by Chris Lang and starring Nicola Walker. Nominated, Drama Serial, RTS 2008.

INSPECTOR LEWIS

2007

Granada TV

Directed episode 102. Written by Alan Plater and starring Owen Teale and Rebecca Front.

AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT: CARDS ON THE TABLE

2005

Granada TV

Written by Nick Dear and starring David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker.

DAD

2005

Tightrope/BBC

Written by Lucy Gannon and starring Kevin Whatley. Sarah was nominated for the Magnolia Award for Best Director at the Shanghai International TV festival, and for Best Director at the BAFTA CYMRU Awards.

BENEATH THE SKIN

2005

Granada TV

Gwyneth Hughes's adaptation of Nicci French novel starring Emma Fielding and Stephanie Leonidas.

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

2003

Carlton

Written by William Humble and starring Peter Davison.

POLLYANNA

2003

Carlton

Adapted by Simon Nye and starring Amanda Burton and Kate Ashfield.

DEAD GORGEOUS

2002

Carlton

Written by Andrew Payne, and starring Fay Ripley and Helen McCrory.

THE INNOCENT

2001

Yorkshire TV

Written by Stephen Mallatratt and Jan McVerry, and starring Caroline Quentin and Paul Rhys.

CLOCKING OFF

1999

Red Productions/BBC1

Directed episodes 105 and 106. Written by Paul Abbott and starring Philip Glenister. CLOCKING OFF won the Best Drama award at 2001 BAFTA TV Awards and Best Drama at RTS 2000.

QUEER AS FOLK

1999

Red Productions/CH4

Directed episodes 105, 106, 107, and 108. Written by Russell T. Davies and starring Aidan Gillen.

THE GRAND

1998

Granada/ITV

Directed episodes 205 and 206. Written by Russell T. Davies.

RECKLESS

1997

Granada/ITV

Directed episodes 103 and 104. Written by Paul Abbott. Winner of Most Popular Drama Award at the National Television Awards.

ANNIE'S BAR

1996

Ardent Productions/CH4

Various episodes directed by Sarah Harding.

OUR HANDS IN YOUR SAFE

1995

Granada/ITV

Satire written and performed by John Bird and John Fortune.

FIRM FRIENDS (series 2)

1994

Zenith/ITV

Written by Lou Wakefield, starring Billie Whitelaw and Madhur Jaffrey.

STRATHBLAIR (Series 2)

1993

BBC Scotland

Directed episodes 209 and 210. Written by Allan Prior.

BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKJAVIK

1987

Granada/ITV

Written by Ronald Harwood. BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKJAVIK was awarded the Gold Medal at the 1989 New York TV Festival. The show also featured as a finalist in Prix Italia 1988.

FIRST AMONG EQUALS

1986

Granada/ITV

Directed episodes 106 and 107. Jeffrey Archer novel adapted for screen by Derek Marlow.

BULMAN

1985

Granada/ITV

Written by Murray Smith.