Anand Tucker

Director, producer and writer for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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.

In 2014, Anand is set to direct 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.


Indian Summers 2 x 60'
New Pictures for Channel 4/PBS
In development
Director Anand Tucker

Original drama series about the final years of British colonial rule in India

Rogue 1 x 60’
Entertainment One for Audience
Director Anand Tucker
Starring Thandie Newton

Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son's mysterious death

Gothica 1 x 60'
Producer Kevin Lafferty
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Matt Lopez
Starring Emma Booth, Christopher Egan, Tom Ellis, Melissa George & Janet Montgomery

Pilot for ABC weaving together the mythology of Frankenstein, Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde and other Gothic literary works

Revolution Films/Screen Yorkshire for Channel 4
Creator David Peace
Producer Andrew Eaton/Anita Overland
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Tony Grisoni
Starring David Morrissey & Sean Bean

One part of the Channel 4 trilogy

Leap Year Feature
Universal Pictures for Universal Pictures
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont
Starring Amy Adams & Matthew Goode

Romantic comedy

Archer Street Productions for Sony Pictures
Director Anand Tucker
Writer David Nicholls
Starring Jim Broadbent & Colin Firth

Feature film about a father and son

Shopgirl Feature
Touchstone Pictures for Buena Vista Pictures
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Steve Martin
Starring Claire Danes, Steve Martin & Jason Schwartzman

Film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel

Hilary and Jackie Feature
Film 4
Producer Nicholas Kent and Andy Paterson
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce
Starring Rachel Griffiths, David Morrissey & Emily Watson

The story of Jacqueline du Pré