Charles Martin

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Charles Martin was born in London and works as a highly successful and internationally renowned director. His debut drama THE GIBLET BOYS won the BAFTA for Best Children's Drama, which was followed closely in 2007 with a BAFTA win for Best Breakthrough Talent for his work on MY LIFE AS A POPAT.

His work to-date includes directing on the first 2 generations of the acclaimed youth series SKINS (working across three series in total), directing on the BAFTA Award-winning series WALLANDER with Oscar-nominee Kenneth Branagh, and helming Oscar-winner Olivia Coleman in her first dramatic television role in the RTS Award-winning RUN. He was also instrumental in creating the MARCELLA franchise - lead directing on the first two seasons, which saw Anna Friel awarded with an International Emmy.

Most recently Charles has directed episodes of US shows COUNTERPART and FOR LIFE, filmed in Berlin and New York respectively, and has just come off directing on the third series of the critically and commercially successful HIS DARK MATERIALS for the BBC and HBO, based on the acclaimed novels by Philip Pullman.

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HIS DARK MATERIALS (Series 3)

2022

Bad Wolf / BBC / HBO

- Directing Eps 3&4

Television

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FOR LIFE (Series 1)

2020

Doug Robinson / Sony / ABC

- Director: Ep 4
- Starring Nicholas Pinnock & Indira Varma

THE LETTER FOR THE KING

2020

FilmWave / Netflix

- Director: Ep 5
- Starring Amir Wilson, Ben Chaplin & Andy Serkis

WILD BILL

2019

42MP / ITV

- Director: Eps 1&2
- Starring Rob Lowe

COUNTERPART (Series 2)

2018

Gilbert Films / Anonymous Content / Starz

- Director: Ep 1
- Starring J.K. Simmons

MARCELLA (Series 1 & 2)

2016 - 2018

Buccaneer Media / ITV

- Series 1: Director: Eps 1-3
- Series 2: Director: Eps 1-3
- Starring Anna Friel

STONEMOUTH

2015

BBC

- Director: Eps 1&2
- Starring Ncuti Gatwa & Peter Mullan

THE RETURNED

2015

A&E

- Director: Eps 3&4

NEW WORLD

2014

Company Pictures / C4

- Director: Eps 1-4
- Starring Jamie Dornan & Alice Englert

RUN

2013

Acme Films / C4

- Director: Eps 1&2

SKINS

2008 - 2013

Company Pictures / E4

- Series 2: Director: Eps 9&10
- Series 3: Director: Eps 1, 5, 7-9
- Series 7: Director: Eps 1&2

WALLANDER (Series 3)

2012

Left Bank / BBC

- Director: Ep 3
- Starring Kenneth Branagh

CASE SENSITIVE (Series 1)

2011

Hat Trick / ITV

- Director: Eps 1&2
- Starring Olivia Williams & Darren Boyd

MARRIED SINGLE OTHER

2010

Left Bank / FS Film

- Director: Eps 4-6
- Starring Shaun Dooley & Lucy Davis

BEING HUMAN (Series 2)

2010

Touchpaper / BBC

- Director: Eps 6-8
- Starring Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner & Lenora Crichlow

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES (Series 1)

2007

BBC

- Director: Eps 5&6, 9&10

MY LIFE AS A POPAT (Series 1)

2007

Feelgood Fiction / ITV

- Director: Eps 1-4
- BAFTA Winner: Best Breakthrough Talent

THE GIBLET BOYS (Series 1 & 2)

2005

Film and General Productions / ITV

- Director
- BAFTA Children's Award Winner: Best Drama

Film

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THE SHANGHAI JOB

2017

Bliss Media

- Director
- Starring Orlando Bloom