Michael Lennox

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

Growing up in Northern Ireland Michael had a passion for cinema. In 2008 he made his first short film RIP AND THE PREACHER, starring Gerard McSorley, which was selected by the British Council to tour festivals worldwide including Aspen and LA Shorts Fest. In 2010 he made his TV debut with a 30 minute drama ECLIPSE for Channel 4’s Coming Up new talent scheme. Michael went on to study for a Masters in Fiction Directing at the National Film and Television School. His work there included the short film THE BACK OF BEYOND, which won the Royal Television Society Student Television Award as well as the Pianifica Award at the Locarno Film Festival, and was nominated for a European Film Award. In 2014 Michael directed the short film BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film won the 2014 BAFTA for Best British Short Film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film. Michael made his feature debut with A PATCH OF FOG, starring Stephen Graham and Conleth Hill, for Northern Ireland Screen/BFI, which opened in the Discovery Programme at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.

In 2018 Michael directed hit Channel 4 comedy DERRY GIRLS, written by Lisa McGee, for which he took the Best Director Comedy Drama/Sitcom Award at the 2018 RTS Craft and Design Awards. The show went on to win the Best Comedy Programme award at the 2019 Broadcast Awards and the RTS Awards' Best Scripted Comedy Award. DERRY GIRLS is Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch in fifteen years and the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland. He also directed series two, which just debuted to rave reviews. DERRY GIRLS was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards. 

Michael is currently developing an original series for Working Title TV.

In Development

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Untitled Series

2019

Working Title TV

In collaboration with Ronan Blaney

THE NIGHT I GOT SHOT BY SANTA

2019

Studio Hamburg UK/Calico Pictures/BFI

In collaboration with Ronan Blaney

Film

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A PATCH OF FOG

2015

The Fyzz Facility

Written by John Cairns and Michael McCartney, A PATCH OF FOG premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2015

Television

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2019

Hat Trick / C4

Written by Lisa McGee. Nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Edinburgh TV Awards 2019. Winner of Best Comedy at the 2019 Bulldog Awards

2018

Hat Trick/C4

Written by Lisa McGee. Winner of Best Director of a Comedy Drama/Situation Comedy at the 2018 RTS Awards. Winner of Best Comedy Programme at the 2019 Broadcast Awards. Winner of Best Scripted Comedy at the 2019 RTS Awards. Nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards

ENDEAVOUR (Series 4)

2017

Mammoth/ITV

Directed the second film of the series, CANTICLE

ECLIPSE

2010

Touchpaper / Channel 4

Written by Richard T Kelly, ECLIPSE featured as part of the Channel 4 'Coming Up' season

Short Films

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HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU KID

2018

Pesky Films

Written by Ronan Blaney

AWAYDAYS

2015

The Fyzz Facility

Written by Stephen Fingleton and produced by Brian J. Falconer AWAYDAYS screened at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2015

BOOGALOO & GRAHAM

2014

Out of Orbit

Written by Ronan Blaney and starring Charlene McKenna and Martin McCann, BOOGALOO & GRAHAM won Best British Short at the 2015 Bafta Awards and was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 2015 Oscars

HIVES

2012

Omnibus

HIVES was selected for San Sebastian Film Festival

9 LIVES

2012

NFTS

Graduation film. Written by Ronan Blaney and starring Tom Jordan, Madison Lygo and Jonathan Harden

THE BACK OF BEYOND

2011

Northern Ireland Screen

Written by Ronan Blaney, starring Iwan Rheon and Martin McCann. Locarno short film nominee for the European Film Awards - Premio Pianific

ABSENCE

2010

NFTS

ABSENCE screened at the 2011 25th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

EDWARD

2010

NFTS

Written by Regina Moriarty and starring Richard Durden

THE DINNER PARTY

2009

UK Film Council

RIP AND THE PREACHER

2008

UK Film Council

Starring Gerard McSorley. In competition at Aspen Shortsfest, LA Shorts Fest, Cinequest Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival

Commercials

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Saga Holidays

2012

Winner Best Commercial: Kodak Commercial Awards 2012. Nominated for the Porsche International Student Commercial Competition