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Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson is a British film, TV and theatre director, born in 1958. He began his career as a performer with Circus Lumiere. Was one of the directors (with Cindy Oswin, Brian Lipson and Peter Godfrey) of the experimental theatre group Rational Theatre and also a performer with Archaos, the celebrated anarchist French circus troupe.

Wilson studied drama at Birmingham University from 1976 to 1979 and then worked as an actor for three years before joining the London based Rational Theatre and subsequently establishing the Hidden Grin Theatre. [edit] Film and television directing

Wilson began his transition to film and television by directing numerous music videos, notably for techno duo Underworld. In 1984, he began writing for film with Rococo. Wilson's first opportunity as a director was in 1987 on Channel 4 - Four Minutes with a spot titled The Job.

In 1989, Wilson directed Bouinax in Love for the French television channel La Sept featuring the Archaos circus troupe. A film with Theatre de Complicite for the newly formed Channel Four led to a long career in British television, directing among others Cracker, An Evening with Gary Lineker, Gormenghast, Psychos, Spooks, The Forsyte Saga, Hotel Babylon and The Philanthropist for American network NBC. Andy also directed the 1997 film Playing God with David Duchovny and Angelina Jolie. Also appeared as an actor in the Peter Greenaway film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.

In 2009, Wilson will direct The Man Who Smiled, an episode of the second series of Wallander.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Andy Wilson Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayMay 1, 1958 (59)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.