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Toby Haynes  * Director

Toby Haynes
Toby Haynes
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Toby Haynes is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, and began his career in 2003 by directing the short film 'Lost and Found'. In 2004 he directed an episode of the short anthology series 'Coming Up', designed to showcase work by new writers.

After a short break, he began directing more mainstream fare, starting with an episode of Channel 4's long running teenage orientated soap 'Hollyoaks' in 2007, before beginning an association with Kudos, directing episodes of children's spy series M.I. High, and two episodes of the first series of 'Spooks: Code 9' for BBC Three - itself a spin-off of the main 'Spooks' series broadcast on BBC One. In 2009, Toby moved away from Kudos and directed the first two episodes of the beloved supernatural comedy drama 'Being Human' on BBC Three, and in 2010 directed three episodes of the ambitious BBC / HBO co-production 'Five Days', a police procedural drama starring David Morrisey. Immediately after this, Toby entered the 'Doctor Who' Stable, directed five episodes spread across series 5 and 6, and all written by Steven Moffat - the Series 5 two part finale 'The Pandorica Opens' and 'The Big Bang', the 2010 Christmas Special 'A Christmas Carol', and the Series 6 opening two part story 'The Impossible Astronaut' and 'Day of the Moon.' The ordering marks Toby as the only person to ever direct three consecutive stories in the Doctor Who universe.

From there, Toby was recruited to direct the dramatic final episode of the second series of Sherlock - 'The Reichenbach Fall' for Hartswood Films, and has since directed 'Wallander: An Event in Autumn', the first episode of the third series of the Sweden set detective drama starring Kenneth Branagh, broadcast in 2012.

He is set to direct a major BBC adaptation of Susanna Clarke's celebrated historical fantasy novel 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell'.

Episodes Toby Haynes involved in

The Reichenbach Fall (Episode 3, Series 2)