Toby Frow

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Charlotte Edwards

Film, TV & Theatre

Toby is a British Asian TV, film and theatre director who lives in London.  In the last seven years he has been directing for television, with credits including several episodes of Midsomer MurdersHolby CityHollyoaks, and EastEnders.  Last year Toby directed his debut short film, Maude, starring Kathryn Pogson and Matthew Kelly.

He read English at Oxford University before working extensively as a director in theatre, including spells at the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, the West End, Off Broadway, and in cities across the UK and internationally.

In Development

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2020

Bentley Productions

Ep 2

Short Films

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2019

FrowFred / Jessica Hodges

Retired housewife Maude feels trapped in her existence. Hope comes in a letter saying she has won a cruise; Maude imagines escaping with Henry, her local shopkeeper. As her daydreams become more bizarre her fantasy world becomes muddled with life.

Television

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2014 - 2020

BBC

64 episodes to date, including Christmas Day 2019 and New Year 2017
Nominated for Best Single Episode ('Lee on the Edge') and Scene of the Year ('Ronnie and Roxy's Exit'), 2017 Soap Awards

2019

Lime Pictures

Eps 5151-55

2019

Bentley Productions

Ep 3

2018

Bentley Productions

Ep 3

2016 - 2018

BBC

8 episodes to date

Theatre

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THE CARETAKER

2015

Gate Theatre, Dublin

By Harold Pinter

MY COUSIN RACHEL

2014

Spoleto Festival, Charleston/Gate Theatre, Dublin

Adapted by Joseph O'Connor

FIRST LOVE

2013

Royal Lyceum/EIF

By Samuel Beckett
Revival

THE LAST SUMMER

2012

Gate Theatre, Dublin

By Declan Hughes

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

2012

Shakespeare's Globe

By William Shakespeare

DA

2012

Gate Theatre, Dublin

By Hugh Leonard

HAPPY DAYS IN THE ART WORLD

2011

Tramway Glasgow/Skirball Centre, New York

By Elmgreen & Dragset
Played at Performa International Festival of New Visual Art Performance
With Joseph Fiennes and Charles Edwards

EDWARD II

2011

Manchester Royal Exchange

By Christopher Marlowe

DR FAUSTUS

2010

Manchester Royal Exchange

By Christopher Marlowe

PLAYHOUSE LIVE: CROCODILE

2010

Sky Arts

By Frank McGuinness

LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES

2010

Salisbury Playhouse

By Christopher Hampton

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

2009

Theatre Royal Bath/No 1 Tour

Adapted by Simon Reade

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

2009

Duke of York's Theatre

By Andrew Bovell

THE REAL THING

2008

Salisbury Playhouse

By Tom Stoppard

SOME KIND OF BLISS

2008

Trafalgar Studios/Brits Off Broadway

By Samuel Adamson
Time Out Critics' Choice Award

20 CIGARETTES

2007

Soho Theatre/NYT

By Marcy Kahan

SHIP OF FOOLS

2007

Theatre503

By Andrew Bovell
Time Out Critics' Choice Award

BOX

2007

Birmingham Rep

By Sarah Woods
Site-specific production

BEAUTIFUL THING

2006

Sound Theatre

By Jonathan Harvey

THE PILLOWMAN

2005

National Theatre Tour

By Martin McDonagh
Best Touring Production, Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards

SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME

2004

Northampton Theatre Royal

By Frank McGuinness

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

2003

Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse

By Arthur Miller
Nominated for TMA Award

PEER GYNT

2000

Battersea Arts Centre

By Henrik Ibsen
JMK Festival

OF MICE AND MEN

2000

Southwark Playhouse

By John Steinbeck