China Moo-Young

Director for film and television
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China Moo-Young went to the National Youth Theatre before studying Drama at Bristol University, where she graduated with a First Class Honours BA in Film, Theatre and Television.

China wrote and directed her first short Liar and her second short film, Juvenile, was made with the support of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund. In 2008 she made Emo for Channel 4's Coming Up season. China was named a Star of Tomorrow in Screen International's annual review of British film-making talent and was selected as a Breakthrough Brit on the prestigious UK Film Council programme.

She directed four episodes of Secret Diary of A Call Girl (Series 3) and the opening block of the second series of Scott and Bailey. After completing two episodes for series two of Call The Midwife, China went on to direct a block of the third series and Talking To The Dead: her first original pilot. China has since directed Spotless and Humans, and pioneering BBC3 drama Thirteen, before going on to direct Harlots for ITV Encore/Hulu. She is currently directing new Starz drama The Rook for Lionsgate.




8 x 60'
Creator Moira Buffini and Alison Newman
Producer Lawrence Till
Writer Moira Buffini

Drama series

Monumental for ITV Encore/Hulu
2 x 60'
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Marnie Dickens


BBC Drama for BBC1
8 x 60'
Producer Chris Fry
  • Gemma Chan
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • William Hurt
  • Neil Maskell
  • Colin Morgan
  • Katherine Parkinson

    Sci-fi drama

    AMC/Kudos for Channel 4/AMC
    10 x 60'
    Creator Ed McCardie and Corinne Marrinan
    Producer Hugh Warren
  • Marc-André Grondin
  • Denis Ménochet
  • Miranda Raison

    Crime drama

    Tandem/Canal Plus
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Writer Heidi Thomas
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Miranda Hart
  • Helen George
    Popular BBC drama
    Neal Street Productions for BBC1
    Producer Elwen Rowlands
    Writer Gwyneth Hughes

    Crime series pilot

    Warp/Bonafide for Sky Living
    Producer Hugh Warren

    Period medical drama created by Heidi Thomas based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in East London in the 1950s.

    Neal Street Productions for BBC One
    Writer Sally Wainwright
  • Suranne Jones
  • Lesley Sharp
    Detective drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives.
    Red Production Company for ITV1
    10 x 3'
    Producer Chloe Moss
    Writer Rose Heiney/Sam Leifer & Ben Edwards
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
    Director of the online films for the E4 comedy drama series which follows a bunch of unruly teenagers on community service who develop strange powers.
    Clerkenwell Films for E4
    Producer Jacquie Glanville/Roanna Benn
  • Billie Piper
    The day-to-day adventures of a high end London escort, based on the blog and books by the pseudonymous 'Belle de Jour'.
    Tiger Aspect Productions/Showtime for ITV2



    Writer Tom de Ville


    Blonde to Black Pictures Ltd
    Producer Molly Pope
  • Glenn Doherty
    Four characters, a drag queen, a city boy, a lad, and a loner are all uttering falsehoods, inflated fibs, and tragic untruths. Nobody knows who's telling the truth because every one is a LIAR.
    Future Shorts
    Producer J Ensor
    Writer Glenn Doherty
  • Glenn Doherty
  • Sophie Shaw-Foucher
  • Louis Cordice

    Tells the story of a single parent father with a teenage daughter and the day she brings home her new boyfriend.


    UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund
    Wanted Films
    Producer Jim Spencer/Hannah Weaver
  • Clare Grogan
  • Rachel Jackson
  • Lily Lovett
    When a burnt out over-achiever finds himself back in his hometown after a breakdown, a McJob and an unlikely friendship help him reconnect with the world.
    Channel 4 Television
    IWC Media



    Music Video. Island Records
    Music Video. From the Debut Album 'The Constant' by Coco Sumner.
    Music Video. From the debut Album 'Walk Away Slow'
    Sony Playstation game. Digital Motion capture cut scenes. 75'
    Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/Lucky Number Records.
    Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/EMI. Nominated 2009 UK Music Video Awards - Best Cinematography.