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Paul McGuigan  * Director

Paul McGuigan
Paul McGuigan
Date Of Birth
19 September 1963
FAO: Paul Mcguigan
Curtis Brown Group Ltd
Haymarket House, 5th Floor
28-29 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4SP, UK

Born in Belshill, Scotland, Paul is a film director who brought his visual verve and cinematic style to BBC television drama in four episodes of 'Sherlock'. In series one he directed S1E1: A Study in Pink, S1E3: The Great Game, and in series two S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia, and S2E2: The Hounds of Baskerville. He is credited among the crew with coming up with the visualisation of Sherlock Holmes' thoughts onscreen as he examines evidence.

Paul's other television work includes the pilot of 'Thief' for the FX Network, three episodes of medical drama 'Monroe', starring James Nesbitt, 'Scandal' for ABC, due for broadcast in March 2012, episodes of 'Smash' for NBC, and the TV Movie pilot 'Devious Maids' for ABC.

In film, his credits include 'Gangster No.1' with Malcolm McDowell and David Thewlis, 'Wicker Park' with Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne, 'Lucky Number Slevin', again with Hartnett, plus Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu and Morgan Freeman, and 'Push' with Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning.

1998 Royal Television Society

Won: Best Newcomer Award, The Granton Star Cause

1998 Stockholm Film Festival

Won: FIPRESCI Prize, The Acid House (For its originality in presenting a crass Scottish everyday world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic light, very true to its author and its adventurous visual style)

Nominated: Bronze Horse, The Acid House

1999 Fantasporto

Won: AMC Audience Award and Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver, The Acid House

Nominated: International Fantasy Film Award, The Acid House

1999 Catalonian International Film Festival

Nominated: Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold, The Acid House

1999 New York Underground Film Festival

Nominated: Best film, The Acid House

2000 AFI Fest

Nominated: Grand Jury Prize, Gangster No. 1

2000 Dinard Festival of British Cinema

Nominated: Golden Hitchcock, Gangster No. 1

2000 European Film Awards

Nominated: European Discovery of the Year, Gangster No. 1

2004 Montréal World Film Festival

Nominated: Grand Prix des Amériques, Wicker Park

  • 2011Scandal (TV series)
  • 2010 - 2012Sherlock (TV series, 4 Episodes)
  • 2010 - 2012A Study in Pink
  • 2010 - 2012The Great Game
  • 2010 - 2012A Scandal in Belgravia
  • 2010 - 2012The Hounds of Baskerville
  • 2011Monroe (TV series, 4 Episodes)
  • 2009Push
  • 2006Thief (TV mini-series, 1 Episode)
  • 2006Lucky Number Slevin
  • 2004Wicker Park
  • 2003The Reckoning
  • 2002Little Angels (TV movie)
  • 2000Gangster No. 1
  • 1998The Acid House
  • 1994Carnography (TV series documentary)