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 directed the second series of In the Flesh for the BBC and most recently the second series of Penny Dreadful.

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Director

Creator John Logan
Producer Chris King
Starring
  • Eva Green
  • Helen McCrory
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    Horror series
    Neal Street Productions / Desert Wolf Productions for Showtime / Sky Atlantic
     
    Creator Dominic Mitchell
    Producer John Rushton
    Writer Dominic Mitchell
     
    Supernatural drama
    BBC for BBC3
     
    Producer Cherry Gould
    Starring
  • Jill Halfpenny
  • Wayne Foskett
  • Sam Hazeldine
  • Karla Crome
  • Lucy Cohu
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    Five-part supernatural drama

    ITV Studios for ITV1
     
    Creator Peter Bowker
    Producer David Moore
    Starring
  • James Nesbitt
  • Sarah Parish
  • Tom Riley
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    Drama

    Mammoth Screen for ITV1
     
    Producer Anna Ferguson
    Writer Julie Geary
     
    Series about a group of women who have lost the men in their lives to Her Majesty's Pleasure.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC1
     
    Sirens
    6 x 60'
    Creator Brian Fillis
    Producer Chris Clough
    Starring
  • Kayvan Novak
  • Rhys Thomas
  • Richard Madden
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    Drama series which follows a team of world-weary paramedics on the streets of Leeds.
    Daybreak Pictures for Channel 4
    In Production
     
    Dirk Gently
    1 x 60' pilot
    Producer Chris Carey
    Writer Howard Overman
    Starring
  • Stephen Mangan
  • Darren Boyd
  • Helen Baxendale
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    Drama starring Stephen Mangan based on the Douglas Adams' cult novel, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
    ITV Productions/Welded Tandem for BBC4
     
    Producer Penny Palmer
     
    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.
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Producer Suzanne Lavery
    Starring
  • Lee Ingleby
  • John Arthur
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    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.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 4
     
     
    Three-part supernatural drama mini-series based around the goings-on in a haunted manor house.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC4
     
    Producer Julie Clark
    Starring
  • Rory Kinnear
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    Adaptation of HG Wells' scientific fiction classic
    Can Do Productions for BBC4
     

    Writer & Director

    Starring
  • Paul Rhys
  • David Bamber
  • David Calder
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    A dramatised documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
    BBC 2
     

    Director & Producer

     
    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.
    Uden Associates for BBC 2
     
     
    Two half-hour documentaries on the subject of modern day morality with Angus Deayton.
    Talkback Productions for BBC 1
     
     
    Eight half-hour fly-on-the-wall documentaries following the highs and lows of six aspiring actors in Hollywood.
    September Films for ITV
     
     
    50 minute documentary on the memories of people who either went to, participated in, or were guests at past Royal Weddings.
    RDF Media for BBC 1
     
     
    50 minute documentary on the life and work of Tim Roth.
    RDF Media for BBC 1
     
     
    Three of six documentaries about divorced couples who have volunteered to spend more time together again.
    RDF Media for Channel 4
     
     
    Three hour-long documentaries on humankind's fascination with and plans to go to Mars.
    RDF Media for Channel 4
     
     
    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.
    RDF Media for ITV 1
     
     
    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.
    RDF Media for Channel 4
     
     
    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.
    Juniper Communications for Channel 4
     
     
    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.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Robert Hendy-Freegard
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    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.
    Century Films for Channel 4
     
     
    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.
    19 Television/Century Films for ITV 1
     
     
    Documentary looking at the rise in use of self-storage in modern living.
    BBC Documentaries for BBC1
     

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