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 include Queer As Folk, Torn, Lewis and Poirot 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, Kevin Whately, Lesley Sharp and Zoe Wanamaker and has directed scripts by Russell T. Davies, Nick Dear, Gwyneth Hughes, Simon Nye and Alan Plater.

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FALLING WATER (Series 2)

2017

Valhalla/Universal

- Directing Eps 7&8

Television

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MAIGRET (Series 2)

2017

TXTV/Ealing/ITV

- Directing NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS, the first film of the new series

VIKINGS (Series 4)

2016

World 2000/History Channel/Amazon

- Directed 2x60' eps

VALENTINE'S KISS

2015

Gate Productions/ZDF

- 2 x 90' mini-series
- Written by Matt Thomas

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE (Series 2)

2013

World Productions/ITV Studios

- Written by Guy Burt
- Directed the final 2x60' eps

Marple: Greenshaw's Folly

2013

ITV

Script by Tim Whitnall, starring Julia McKenzie.

COMPULSION

2008

Size 9 Productions

With Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra

TORN

2007

ITV

Nominated, Drama Serial, RTS 2008

INSPECTOR LEWIS

2007

Granada TV

Written by Alan Plater

POIROT (Cards on the Table)

2005

Granada TV

With David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker, written by Nick Dear

DAD

2005

Tightrope/BBC

- Written by Lucy Gannon
- BAFTA CYMRU Awards: Nominee for Best Director
- Shanghai International TV festival: Magnolia Award nominee for Best Director
- With Richard Briers (Best Actor, Shanghai TV Festival 2005)

BENEATH THE SKIN

2005

Granada TV

Gwyneth Hughes's adaptation of Nicci French novel

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

2003

Carlton

POLLYANNA

2003

Carlton

Adapted by Simon Nye

DEAD GORGEOUS

2002

Carlton

With Fay Ripley and Helen McCrory

THE INNOCENT

2001

Yorkshire TV

Written by Stephen Mallatratt and Jan McVerry

CLOCKING OFF

1999

Red Productions/BBC1

- Written by Paul Abbott
- BAFTA TV Awards 2001: Best Drama winner
- RTS 2000: Best Drama winner

QUEER AS FOLK

1999

Red Productions/CH4

With Aiden Gillen, written by Russell T. Davies

THE GRAND

1998

Granada/ITV

Written by Russell T. Davies

RECKLESS

1997

Granada/ITV

- Written by Paul Abbott
- International TV Festival, Cologne 1997
- National Television Awards: Winner for Most Popular Drama
- With Francesca Annis and Robson Green

ANNIE'S BAR

1996

Ardent Productions/CH4

OUR HANDS IN YOUR SAFE

1995

Granada/ITV

Satire written and preformed by John Bird and John Fortune

FIRM FRIENDS

1994

Zenith/ITV

With Billie Whitelaw and Madhur Jaffrey

STRATHBLAIR

1993

BBC Scotland

BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKJAVIK

1987

Granada/ITV

- Written by Ronald Harwood
- Gold Medal, New York TV Festival 1989
- Prix Italia: Finalist 1988

FIRST AMONG EQUALS

1986

Granada/ITV

Adaptation of Jeffrey Archer novel

BULMAN

1985

Granada/ITV