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Damon Thomas

Director for television

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Biography

Damon has a background in documentaries. He has directed two brilliant low budget dramas for BBC 4, both in partnership with Mark Gatiss. Crooked House with Tiger Aspect Productions and The First Men In The Moon - which he also produced through his own partnership company with Mark Gatiss - Can Do productions.

Damon directed Dirk Gently for ITV Productions /Welded Tandem and BBC 4.  A pilot based on the Douglas Adams book, adapted by Howard Overman and starring Stephen Mangan. He completed drama series Sirens for Daybreak Pictures/Channel 4, Prisoners Wives - an original for Tiger Aspect/BBC 1 - and Monroe, starring James Nesbitt, for Mammoth/ITV 1. Damon also directed Lightfields - a five-parter which aired on ITV1.

Most recently Damon has directed the second series of In the Flesh for the BBC, and comedy pilot Walter for ITV.

CV

Television
Director
Walter 1 x 30'
2014
ITV Studios for ITV
Producer Francis Hopkinson
Director Damon Thomas

Comedy pilot

In the Flesh, series 2 2 x 60'
2013
BBC for BBC3
Creator Dominic Mitchell
Producer John Rushton
Director Damon Thomas

Supernatural drama

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Lightfields 5 x 60'
2012
ITV Studios for ITV1
Producer Cherry Gould
Director Damon Thomas

Five-part supernatural drama

Monroe: Series 2 6 x 60'
2012
Mammoth Screen for ITV1
Creator Peter Bowker
Producer David Moore
Director Damon Thomas
Starring James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish & Tom Riley

 
Prisoners' Wives 6 x 60'
2011
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC1
Producer Anna Ferguson
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Julie Geary

Series about a group of women who have lost the men in their lives to Her Majesty's Pleasure.

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Sirens 6 x 60'
2011
Daybreak Pictures for Channel 4
In Production
Creator Brian Fillis
Producer Chris Clough
Director Damon Thomas
Starring Kayvan Novak, Rhys Thomas & Richard Madden

Drama series which follows a team of world-weary paramedics on the streets of Leeds.

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Dirk Gently 1 x 60' pilot
2010
ITV Productions/Welded Tandem for BBC4
Producer Chris Carey
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Howard Overman
Starring Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd & Helen Baxendale

Drama starring Stephen Mangan based on the Douglas Adams' cult novel, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

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Can Do Productions for BBC4
Producer Julie Clark
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Mark Gatiss
Starring Mark Gatiss & Rory Kinnear

Adaptation of HG Wells' scientific fiction classic

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Crooked House 1 x 90'
2008
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC4
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Mark Gatiss

Three-part supernatural drama mini-series based around the goings-on in a haunted manor house.

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Horizon: Why do we talk 1 x 60'
2008
BBC for BBC1
Producer Penny Palmer
Director Damon Thomas

Horizon meets the scientists beginning to unlock the secrets of speech - including a father who is filming every second of his son's first three years in order to discover how we learn to talk, the autistic savant who can speak more than 20 languages, and the first scientist to identify a gene that makes speech possible.

The Worst Journey in the World 2008
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 4
Producer Suzanne Lavery
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Mark Gatiss
Starring Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby & John Arthur

Drama tells the little known story of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's epic hunt for penguin eggs during Captain Scott's polar expedition of 1910–1913.

Director and Producer
One Life: Secret life of storage 2007
BBC Documentaries for BBC1
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Documentary looking at the rise in use of self-storage in modern living.

David Beckham: A Footballer's Story 1 x 50'
2006
19 Television/Century Films for ITV 1
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

An insight into the life and times of David Beckham, one of the most famous men on the planet, filmed with his full co-operation in the weeks leading up to the World Cup in 2006.

The Spy who conned me 1 x 60'
2006
Century Films for Channel 4
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas
Starring Robert Hendy-Freegard

Hour-long film about Robert Hendy-Freegard, the man who pretended to be an MI5 spy and conned friends, family and lovers for money and pleasure over a 10 year period. He was convicted of 19 counts including for the first time in legal history kidnapping by deception.

Mutants: The meaning of beauty 1 x 60'
2004
Tiger Aspect Productions for Channel 4
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Final programme of three films based on the Award winning book Mutants by Armand Marie Leroi. Presented by Dr. Leroi the programmes look at how genetic mutation tells us something about normal human diversity. This film looks at the meaning of beauty.

Living with the dead 1 x 60'
2003
Juniper Communications for Channel 4
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

One-hour documentary looking at the rise in interest in psychic phenomena and featuring the story of Justine Picardie, the author who wrote a book about her search for someone who could contact her sister who died of breast cancer.

The Man who saved children 1 x 60'
2003
RDF Media for Channel 4
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Started Channel 4's Georgian Underworld season. Hour long docu-drama starring Bernard Gallagher which tells the story of Thomas Coram and the reason he set up a hospital for abandoned babies in London in the 1740s.

Paul Dreams of Betty 1 x 30'
2002
RDF Media for ITV 1
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Half hour programme which uses the latest in visual compositing techniques to allow Paul O'Grady (a.k.a. Lily Savage) to meet his hero Bette Davis.

Destination Mars 3 x 60'
2001
RDF Media for Channel 4
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Three hour-long documentaries on humankind's fascination with and plans to go to Mars.

Together again 3 x 60'
2000
RDF Media for Channel 4
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Three of six documentaries about divorced couples who have volunteered to spend more time together again.

Close Up: Tim Roth 1 x 50'
1999
RDF Media for BBC 1
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

50 minute documentary on the life and work of Tim Roth.

Royal Wedding Bells 1 x 50'
1999
RDF Media for BBC 1
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

50 minute documentary on the memories of people who either went to, participated in, or were guests at past Royal Weddings.

Desperately Seeking Stardom 8 x 30'
1998
September Films for ITV
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Eight half-hour fly-on-the-wall documentaries following the highs and lows of six aspiring actors in Hollywood.

The Temptation Game with Angus Deayton 1998
Talkback Productions for BBC 1
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

Two half-hour documentaries on the subject of modern day morality with Angus Deayton.

Horizon: Dr Miller and the Islanders 1997
Uden Associates for BBC 2
Producer Damon Thomas
Director Damon Thomas

50 minute documentary which showed Jonathan Miller retracing the steps of the first anthropological field trip to the Torres Straight Islands - which gave birth to British anthropology.

Writer and Director
Beethoven: Love and Loss 2005
BBC 2
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Damon Thomas
Starring Paul Rhys, David Bamber & David Calder

A dramatised documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.