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. 

 

In Development

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GENTLEMAN JACK

2018

Lookout Point/BBC/HBO

Episodes 103 & 104

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

FALLING WATER (Series 2)

2018

Valhalla/Universal

Episodes 207 & 209. Starring David Ajala & Lizzie Brochere

MAIGRET (Series 2)

2017

TXTV/Ealing/ITV

Written by Stewart Harcourt and starring Rowan Atkinson

VIKINGS (Series 4)

2016

World 2000/History Channel/Amazon

Episodes 413 & 414

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

Episodes 203 & 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

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

Episodes 105 & 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

Episodes 105, 106, 107, & 108. Written by Russell T. Davies and starring Aidan Gillen

THE GRAND

1998

Granada/ITV

Episodes 205 & 206. Written by Russell T. Davies

RECKLESS

1997

Granada/ITV

Episodes 103 & 104. Written by Paul Abbott. Winner of Most Popular Drama Award at the National Television Awards

ANNIE'S BAR

1996

Ardent Productions/CH4

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

Episodes 209 & 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

Episodes 106 & 107. Jeffrey Archer novel adapted for screen by Derek Marlow

BULMAN

1985

Granada/ITV

Written by Murray Smith