Thomas Vincent

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

Thomas was lead director of Jed Mercurio's BODYGUARD for BBC One. The show - a modern political thriller that follows a troubled war veteran assigned to protect a controversial politician - is available on Netflix and BBC Iplayer. BODYGUARD won the award for Best New Drama at the 24th National Television Awards and was nominated for Best Television Drama for the 2019 Golden Globes and Best Original Drama at the 71st Emmy Awards. 

He previously directed the first series of the historical drama VERSAILLES for Capa Drama/Zodiak. The series follows the rise to power of young king Louis XIV and his transformation into France's most infamous monarch. Thomas returned to kick off series two in 2017. 

Thomas' first feature KARNAVAL (1999), a love story about an Algerian carnival worker, featured at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Alfred Bauer Prize. Thomas has since written and directed three French-language feature films including THE HOOK (2004), THE NEW PROTOCOL (2008) and THE NEW LIFE OF PAUL SNEIJDER (2016). 

Thomas was nominated for Best Director: Fiction at the 2019 BAFTA Television Craft Awards for his work on Episode 1 of BODYGUARD. 

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POSSESSIONS

2019

Canal Plus / Haut et Court TV / Quiddity / Yes TV

An international thriller about a young French expatriate living in Israel accused of murdering her husband on their wedding night

Television

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BODYGUARD

2018

World Productions/BBC One

Episodes 1-3. Created by Jed Mercurio. Winner of Best New Drama at the 24th National Television Awards. Nominated for Best Television Drama at the 2019 Golden Globes. Nominated for Best Director: Fiction at the 2019 BAFTA Television Craft Awards. BODYGUARD was also nominated for best Drama Series at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards, Best UK Drama at the 2019 Edinburgh TV Awards, Best Original Drama at the 71st Emmy Awards and Best New Drama at the 2019 TV Choice Awards.

VERSAILLES (Series Two)

2017

Capa Drama/Zodiak Rights

Episodes 1-4

VERSAILLES (Series One)

2015

Capa Drama/Zodiak Rights

Episodes 6-7

THE TUNNEL

2013

Canal+/Sky Atlantic

Episodes 8-10

BORGIA (Series Two)

2013

Atlantique Productions/Canal+/Netflix

Episodes 7-8

Film

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LOVE ADDICT

2018

My Family/Metropolitan Films

Collaborator on screenplay. Directed by Frank Bellocq

THE NEW LIFE OF PAUL SNEIJDER

2016

Cine Nomine/SND Films

Directed and co-written by Thomas Vincent

THE NEW PROTOCOL

2008

Mandarin Films/Mongrel Media

Directed and co-written by Thomas Vincent

THE HOOK

2004

Fidelite Productions/Mars

Directed and co-written by Thomas Vincent. Nominated for the 2004 C.I.C.A.E Award.

KARNAVAL

1999

ADR Production/MK2

Winner of the Alfred Bauer Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 1999