Stuart Urban

Stuart Urban

director, writer, producer

Stuart Urban was born on Sep 11, 1958 in UK. Stuart Urban's big-screen debut came with An Ungentlemanly Act directed by Stuart Urban in 1992. Stuart Urban is known for Against the War directed by Stuart Urban, Harold Pinter stars as Presenter and as . Stuart Urban has got 12 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Stuart Urban achieved is Royal Television Society, UK. The upcoming new movie Stuart Urban plays is Back to Berlin which will be released on Nov 23, 2018.

Two time BAFTA-winner and 2017 nominee (for The Secret) Stuart Urban is a writer, director and producer.At the age of thirteen, he became the youngest director to participate at Cannes with his short film, "The Virus Of War" (1972). Other credits as writer/director include An Ungentlemanly Act, the BBC tragicomedy about the Falklands War starring Ian Richardson and Bob Peck which he wrote and directed, and for which he won the British Academy Award (1993) for Best Single Drama. In addition, this film won Indie awards for best independent production and British drama, plus awards for script and direction in the Chicago and New York Film Festivals. Stuart's most recent directorial work was on Our Friends in the North, the top-rated and critically praised BBC drama for which he has just won his second BAFTA Award as director. The program also won Best Drama Serial at the Royal Television Society. His 1995 script credit was Deadly Voyage, a $6 million thriller for the BBC and Home Box Office about a recent mass murder of stowaways in the Atlantic. His screenplay drew much critical acclaim and was awarded the top screen writing prize (the Silver Nymph) at the 1997 Monte Carlo TV Festival.In 1997, he wrote, produced and directed the cult comedy Preaching to the Perverted, named recently by The Guardian as one of the 10 best kinky films ever made. In 2001 he wrote, produced and directed Revelation. This mystical thriller stars Terence Stamp and Udo Kier. It concerns the quest to locate and understand a relic that heralds the fusion of science and religion. In 2007 he completed feature documentary Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead, about his own father after 14 years in the making. It won prizes and nominations at film festivals and was theatrically released in the UK. In 2013 his feature, May I Kill You?, a London-set black comedy-thriller starring Kevin Bishop, Frances Barber, Jack Doolan, and Rosemary Leach was theatrically released in UK and elsewhere.The Secret, written and executive-produced by Stuart, was a fact-based ITV miniseries starring James Nesbitt, Genevieve O'Reilly and Jason Watkins that garnered awards and nominations plus top ratings and reviews. It sold to over100 countries.

  • Birthday

    Sep 11, 1958
  • Place of Birth

    Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK
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12 wins & 4 nominations

Royal Television Society, UK
Best Drama, Northern Ireland
Winner - RTS Northern Ireland Programme Award
Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF)
May I Kill U? (2012)
Winner - Silver Méliès
May I Kill U? (2012)
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