Anand Tucker

Director, producer and writer for film and television
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Biography

Anand Tucker is an award winning director, producer and writer, whose 1999 film, Hilary and Jackie, won him the BIFA Best Director Award and was called 'one of the best British films of the decade' by The Sunday Times.

Anand was the producer behind the multi-award winning film Girl With a Pearl Earring, which starred Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth and was nominated for a BIFA for Best Achievement in Production, a BAFTA for Best British Film and a host of Academy Awards.

His film And When Did You Last See Your Father? was released in 2007 and starred Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth. It was nominated for seven BIFAs including Best British Film and Best Director.

In 2009 Anand returned to his television roots, directing the critically acclaimed adaptation of David Peace's novel, Red Riding: Nineteen Eighty Three for Channel 4. In 2013 he directed the ABC pilot Gothica, which weaves together the mythology of various Gothic novels in a modern setting.

Most recently, Anand directed the opening block of Indian Summers, an original drama series about the final years of British colonial rule in India, produced by New Pictures for Channel 4 and PBS. The opening episode drew 2.9 million viewers, making it the most successful Channel 4 drama launch in 20 years.

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TV

Director

Indian Summers
1 x 90' & 3 x 60'
Producer Dan McCulloch
Writer Paul Rutman
Starring
  • Julie Walters
  • Henry Lloyd Hughes
  • Patrick Malahide
  • Jemima West
  • Nikesh Patel
  • Lillette Dubey
  •  
    Original drama series about the final years of British colonial rule in India
    New Pictures for Channel 4/PBS
     
    Rogue
    1 x 60’
    Writer Matthew Parkhill
    Starring
  • Thandie Newton
  • Cole Hauser
  • Andrea Roth
  • Clare Higgins
  • Alec Newman
  •  
    Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son's mysterious death
    Entertainment One for Audience
     
    Gothica
    1 x 60'
    Producer Kevin Lafferty
    Writer Matt Lopez
    Starring
  • Emma Booth
  • Christopher Egan
  • Tom Ellis
  • Melissa George
  • Seth Gabel
  •  
    Pilot for ABC weaving together the mythology of Frankenstein, Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde and other Gothic literary works
    ABC
     
    Creator David Peace
    Producer Andrew Eaton & Anita Overland
    Writer Tony Grisoni
    Starring
  • David Morrissey
  • Sean Bean
  • Lisa Howard
  • Shaun Dooley
  • Jim Carter
  •  
    One part of the Channel 4 trilogy
    Revolution Films/Screen Yorkshire for Channel 4
     

    Film

    Director

    Leap Year
    Feature
    Writer Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont
    Starring
  • Amy Adams
  • Matthew Goode
  • Adam Scott
  • John Lithgow
  • Ian McElhinney
  •  
    Romantic comedy
    Universal Pictures
    Universal Pictures
     
    And When Did You Last See Your Father?
    BIFA nominated for Best Director and Best Film 2007
    Feature
    Producer Elizabeth Karlsen & Stephen Woolley
    Writer David Nicholls
    Starring
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Colin Firth
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Gina McKee
  •  
    Feature film about a father and son
    Sony Pictures
    Archer Street Productions
     
    Shopgirl
    Feature
    Producer Ashok Amritraj, Jon Jashni & Steve Martin
    Writer Steve Martin
    Starring
  • Claire Danes
  • Steve Martin
  • Jason Schwartzman
  • Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
  • Sam Bottoms
  •  
    Film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel
    Buena Vista Pictures
    Touchstone Pictures
     
    Hilary and Jackie
    BIFA Best Director Award
    Feature
    Producer Nicholas Kent and Andy Paterson
    Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce
    Starring
  • Rachel Griffiths
  • David Morrissey
  • Emily Watson
  •  
    The story of Jacqueline du Pré
    Film 4
     

    Producer

    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    Nominated: BAFTA Best British Film
    Feature
    Creator Tracy Chevalier
    Producer Peter Webber
    Writer Olivia Hetreed
    Starring
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Colin Firth
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Judy Parfitt
  • Cillian Murphy
  •  

    Feature adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's novel

    Lionsgate Films
    Archer Street Productions