Steve Hughes

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

“A great collaborator in prep, fantastic leader on the set and a masterful editor in post”.

JIN ISHIMOTO, ELEMENT 8 ENTERTAINMENT

Miss Scarlet & the Duke

Steve is a high-end drama director with 17 years of experience, helming over 100 hours of content during that time.  He has won every major UK Award across his extensive career working in the UK and abroad, and has made drama for networks in the UK, Europe and the US.

Steve has worked on a wide variety of drama in his career, most recently as Lead Director on period drama MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE for PBS Masterpiece and as closing director on THE LAST BUS for Netflix.  This sums up the breadth of Steve’s career, with equal expertise in both large action and SFX/VFX pieces and more intimate and intense character lead drama, both contemporary and period.

“Steve is an actor’s dream of a director.  He brilliantly communicates his vision at the same time listening to all contributors.  You feel a valued, included and creative part of the team” 

CATHY SHIPTON, LISA “DUFFY” DUFFIN

Casualty

Steve has enjoyed his biggest successes on BBC’s flagship medical drama, Casualty, most notably directing both the 30th and 35th Anniversaries. His episodes have won Best Continuing Drama at the RTS Awards (twice in 2015 and 2022), BAFTA Awards (2022) and Broadcast Awards (2022) where the judging panel made special mention of his contribution to the drama’s COVID 19 episode.

He has held Lead Director status on numerous dramas over his career, and has worked closely with showrunner writer/creators including Mark A Altman (Pandora for The CW), Rob Butler and Bede Blake (Creeped Out for Netflix) and Steven Moffat (Doctor Who for BBC One).  He has also been the go to 2nd Unit Director for big budget, international drama including Killing Eve (BBC), Treadstone (Amazon), Strike Back (Sky Cinema) and The Feed (Amazon).

Steve is a member of Directors UK and the Directors Guild of America and is also represented by Sean Barclay of Gersh in the US.

 

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE

2022

Element 8 / PBS Masterpiece

- Lead Director (Eps 1-3)

Television

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THE LAST BUS

2021 - 2022

Wildseed Studios / Netflix

- Director of closing block (Eps 8,9 & 10)

CASUALTY (Series 35)

2020

BBC Wales

- Launched the pandemic-focused series which won the BAFTA for Best Continuing Drama, along with the RTS Award and Broadcast Award for Best Soap

PANDORA

2019

Radioactive Fishtank / The CW

- Lead Director (Eps 1 & 2)

THE FEED

2019

Liberty Global / Amazon

- 2nd Unit Director x 6 Eps

TREADSTONE

2019

Pioneer Stalking / USA Network

- 2nd Unit Director

THE ATHENA

2018

Bryncoed / Sky One

- Director x 5 Eps

STRIKE BACK (Series 7)

2018

Left Bank / Cinemax / Sky One

- 2nd Unit Director x 2 Eps

CREEPED OUT (Series 1)

2017

DHX / CBBC

- Lead Director x 8 Eps

KILLING EVE (Series 1)

2017

Sid Gentle / BBC

- 2nd Unit Director x 6 Eps

WOLFBLOOD (Series 5)

2016

CBBC

- Director x 5 Eps

MIDSOMER MURDERS (Series 19)

2016

Bentley Productions / ITV

- Director x 1 Ep

SUSPECTS

2015

Newman Street / C5

- Director x 2 Eps

EVERMOOR (Series 1)

2015

Lime Pictures / Disney

- Director x 5 Eps

FROM DARKNESS

2015

BBC

- 2nd Unit Director

FRANKIE (Series 1)

2013

BBC

- 2nd Unit Director x 2 Eps

WATERLOO ROAD (Series 7 & 10)

2012 - 2015

Headstrong Pictures / BBC

- Director x 4 Eps across two series

LEONARDO (Series 2)

2012

Kindle Entertainment / CBBC

- Director x 6 Eps

CASUALTY (Series 26-34)

2012 - 2020

BBC

- Director x 25 Eps across nine series

DOCTOR WHO (Series 6)

2011

BBC

- Director x 2 Eps

LAND GIRLS (Series 1-3)

2009 - 2011

BBC

- Director x 6 Eps across three series
- Lead Director for series 1&2

HOLBY CITY (Series 12)

2010

BBC

- Director x 2 Eps

DOCTORS (Series 6-12)

2005 - 2010

BBC

- Director x 43 Eps across six series