Mr Bates vs The Post Office
Story Of Your Life
Vigil Season 1
Give Your Heart This Valentines
James Strong is a multi award winning director of TV & Film. His credits include the BAFTA winning Broadchurch, Vigil (Season 1), Liar, Downton Abbey and Doctor Who to name a few. James began his directing career in factual programmes and documentaries. He developed the ITV1 strand Real Crime with a series of high-profile drama-doc’s including the RTS nominated Blood On Her Hands (The Tracy Andrews Story). He also wrote and directed Nothing But The Truth, a dramatic reconstruction of the Jill Dando murder trial, described by the Times as ‘the most important thing on TV this year’.
He later directed award-winning BBC Kenny Everett biopic The Best Possible Taste and the feature film United (staring David Tennant). This was followed by the multi-award winning Broadchurch, which was nominated for Best Director at the BAFTA awards and subsequently won the Best Drama BAFTA award. Following this, he directed the BBC One Christmas special The Great Train Robbery, working once more with Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall and the critically acclaimed three part ITV drama From There To Here (Peter Bowker) starring Phil Glenister, Bernard Hill and Saskia Reeves.
James directed his first TV commercial in the autumn of 2013 shooting the TK Maxx Christmas campaign for Brooklyn Brothers. Other commercials include the lead film for VCCP’s Nationwide Bank campaign, soon after which James won a Creative Circle Silver Award for his Transplant UK film; “Give Your Heart This Valentine’s Day”.
Recent work includes the CBS smash US series Country of Fires (James directed the Pilot: Episode 1), Faslane, Council of Dads, Vanity Fair and 11.22.63, based on the critically acclaimed book by Stephen King, produced by JJ Abrams and starring James Franco.
His most recent mini series: Mr Bates vs The Post Office, starring Toby Jones, is arguably the most impactful TV drama of all time, winning numerous plaudits and cementing James’s position as one of the leading drama directors in the UK.