Gilles Bannier

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Award-winning director Gilles Bannier began his TV career directing documentaries for ARTE in his native France, before moving into drama. Notable credits include as Lead Director on Series 2 of the acclaimed French crime drama, SPIRAL (ENGRENAGES), for Canal+. Most recently he directed on the first series of TIN STAR for Sky Atlantic/Kudos, including the finale, which starred Tim Roth and was nominated for a Broadcast Award for Best Drama Series. He was asked back as Lead Director on the second series of the show.

Before this, he was Lead Director on Danny Brocklehurst’s latest crime drama, IN THE DARK, for BBC 1, and directed on two series of THE TUNNEL for Kudos/Sky Atlantic/Canal+.

Other credits include the critically acclaimed LES BEAUX MECS (TONY'S REVENGE), an eight-part gangster story which received 11 European awards and nominations, including the Prix Italia. His most recent French Television credit is the six-part drama, PARIS, for ARTE, and his first feature film, ARRÊTEZ- MOI LÀ, was released in January 2016 to excellent reviews.

Film

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ARRÊTEZ- MOI LÀ

Legato Films

Feature film. Writer and Director.
Exec Producer: Anne Derré.
Starring Reda Kateb, Lea Drucker.

Television

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TIN STAR 2

2017

Kudos/Sky 1/Altice Studio

Lead Director.
Writer: Rowan Joffe.
Producer: Liz Trubridge.
Exec Producers: Alison Jackson & Deiderick Santer.

THE TUNNEL 3

2017

Sky Atlantic/Kudos

3 x 60', including last ever episode.
Producer: Toby Welch.
Exec Producers: Manda Levin and Karen Wilson.

TIN STAR

2016

Sky Atlantic/Kudos

Director. 2 episodes.
Writer: Rowan Joffe.
Producer: Matt Stevens.
Exec Producers: Alison Jackson & Deiderick Santer.
*Nominated, Edinburgh TV Festival 2018, Best International Drama.
*Nominated, Broadcast Digital Awards 2018, Best Drama.
*Nominated, Broadcast Awards 2017, Best Drama Series or Serial.

IN THE DARK

2016

BBC 1

New Series. Lead Director, 6 x 60'.
Writer: Danny Brocklehurst.
Producer: Hugh Warren.
Exec Producer: Hilary Martin.

THE TUNNEL 2

2015

Kudos/ Sky 1/ Canal +

2 x 60' episodes.
Producer: Julian Stevens.
Lead Writer: Ben Richards.
Exec Producers: Karen Wilson, Nora Melhli and Manda Levin.

PARIS

2013

Son et Lumière/ Arte

Director of all 6 episodes.
Lead Writer: Virginie Brac.
Exec Producer: Alain Clert.
*Screened at 'Direct to Series', Los Angeles, 2014.

LES BEAUX MECS

2010

Lincoln TV/ France 2

'Tony's Revenge'. 8 x 52'.
Lead Writer: Virginie Brac.
Exec Producer: Christine de Bourbon Busset.
*Winner, Prix Italia, 2011.
*Winner, Grand Prize for Best Series, Luchon International Film Festival, 2011.
*Winner, Best Series, Cognac Police Film Festival, 2011.
*Winner, Best Series, Madrid French TV and Film Festival, 2011.
*Nominations at Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA), Monte Carlo TV Festival, Totally Serialized London, Les Globes de Cristal.

REPORTERS 2

2008

Capa Drama/ Canal +

Lead Director.
Lead Writer: Olivier Kohn.
Exec Producer: Claude Chelli.

SPIRAL 2

2007

Son et Lumière/ Canal +

Lead Director. Aka ENGRENAGES.
Lead Writer: Virginie Brac.
Exec Producer: Alain Clert.
*Nominated, International Emmy for Best Series.

REPORTERS

2006

Capa Drama/ Canal +

4 episodes.
Lead Writer: Olivier Kohn.
Exec Producer: Claude Chelli.
*Winner, Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) Award for Best Screenplay, 2007.

C'EST COM-Ç@

2005

Bel'ombre Films/ France 2

12 x 30'.

C'EST COMME ÇA

2003

Dargaud Marina/ France 2

6 x 30'.

ÂGE SENSIBLE

2002

Capa Drama/ France 2

18 x 30'.

LES AVENTURES DE RIC HOCHET

2002

AT Productions/ RTBF

Pilot

MANANTEA, LES PERLES DU PACIFIQUE

2000

TF1/ Gaumont Télévision

4 x 52'.

Les Zèbres

1998

Trans Europe Films/ France 5

Sitcom.
20 x 13'.

Short Films

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JOYEUX NOEL!

1998

Gaia Films

Documentaries

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AGATHE ET LE CLOWN

2006

Les Films D'ici/ Arte

AGATHE ET LE DIRECTEUR DE THÈÂTRE

2005

Les Films D'ici/ Arte

SACHA ET L'ACROBAT

2004

Les Films D'ici/ Arte

SACHA ET LE CASCADEUR

2004

Les Films D'ici/ Arte

TG STAN

2004

Les Films D'ici/ Arte