David Caffrey

Director for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Director David Caffrey began his film and TV career working in various production roles on B-movies with Roger Corman, before his short films - Connivers, Bantams and Bolt - caught the eye of the industry.

This resulted in a leap into the feature film arena, with Divorcing Jack for Scala Productions, followed by the 18th century miniseries Aristocrats for BBC/WGBH. On the Nose, a comedy feature for Subotica/Universal, followed.

Since then he has alternated between commercials, features and television drama, the latter including Monarch of the Glen for BBC/Ecosse, Life Begins for ITV/Granada and Wild at Heart for ITV/Company Pictures.

Recent projects include Fallout for RTE/Frontier Films, The Commander for ITV/La Plante productions and Raw for RTE/Ecosse. In 2010, he completed post-production on an original four-part television drama for RTE/Octagon Productions entitled Love/Hate which went on to win several awards. He has since directed and exec produced subsequent series.


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Television
Director and Executive Producer
Love/Hate, Series 3 6 x 60'
Nov 2012
Octagon Films for RTE
In development
Creator Stuart Carolan
Director David Caffrey
Writer Stuart Carolan

Season three of award-winning Irish crime drama.

Love/Hate, Series 4 6 x 60
2013
Octagon Films for RTE
In development
Creator Stuart Carolan
Director David Caffrey
Writer Stuart Carolan
Starring Aiden Gillen & Robert Sheehan

Fourth series of the award-winning Irish crime drama.

Love/Hate, Series 2 6 x 60'
2011
Octagon Films for RTE
Producer Suzanne McAuley
Director David Caffrey
Writer Stuart Carolan
Starring Aiden Gillen & Robert Sheehan

Second series of the IFTA winning series about gangland life in Dublin.

Director
Line of Duty Jun 2012
BBC Two
Producer Jed Mercurio
Director David Caffrey
Writer Jed Mercurio
Starring Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar , Lennie James & Martin Compston

A hard-hitting new thriller series exploring the world of police corruption.

Love/Hate 4 x 60'
2010
Octagon Films for RTE
Producer Suzanne McAuley
Director David Caffrey
Writer Stuart Carolan
Starring Aidan Gillen, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Ruth Negga, Robert Sheehan & Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Crime drama set in Dublin

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Siege 2010
Big Talk Productions for BBC1
In development
Producer Luke Alkin
Director David Caffrey
Writer Kate Brooke

Drama about a three-day hostage crisis at a school in South London

Raw: Multiple Episodes 2008 to 2010
Ocatgon Films for RTE
Producer James Flynn
Director David Caffrey
Writer Simon Ashdown
Starring Shelley Conn, Damon Gameau, Liam Garrigan, Keith McErlean & Charlene McKenna

Drama based in a restaurant in Dublin

The Commander: The Fraudster 2 x 60'
2007
La Plante Productions for ITV1
Producer Christopher Hall
Director David Caffrey
Writer Lynda La Plante
Starring Amanda Burton, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Ayesha Dharker, Penny Downie & Greg Wise

Thriller about a conman who is due to be convicted for fraud and then is found floating dead in his pool

Wild At Heart: Series 2 2 x 60'
2007
Company Pictures for ITV1
Producer Bill Shephard
Director David Caffrey
Writer Jack Williams
Starring Amanda Holden, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Dawn Steele, Deon Stewardson & Stephen Tompkinson

Family drama about a Bristol-based vet and his family who emigrate to a game park in South Africa

Fallout 2006
Frontier Films for RTE
Producer Gerald Heffernan
Director David Caffrey
Writer Johnny Ferguson, Declan Jones
Starring Tara Breathnach, Mick Fitzgerald, Michael O'Connor, Michael O'Sullivan & Niamh Shaw

Drama filmed in the style of a documentary charting the nuclear fallout from the Sellafield Nuclear Processing Plant in Cumbria

Life Begins 2005
Granada Television for ITV1
Producer Emma Benson
Director David Caffrey
Writer Mike Bullen
Starring Alexander Armstrong, Frank Finlay, Elliot Henderson-Boyle, Caroline Quentin & Ace Ryan

Comedy about a woman as she starts afresh after her husband leaves her

Monarch of the Glen: Multiple Episodes 6 x 60'
2004 to 2005
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Michael Chaplin
Director David Caffrey
Writer Michael Chaplin
Starring Richard Briers, Julian Fellowes, Susan Hampshire, Alastair MacKenzie & Dawn Steele

Drama about a London man who is called back home to Scotland to discover he is the Laird of Glenbogle

Aristocrats 1999
BBC Productions
Producer Christopher Hall
Director David Caffrey
Writer Harriet O'Carroll
Starring Alun Armstrong, Richard Dempsey, Anne-Marie Duff, Julian Fellowes & Geraldine Somerville

Adaptation of Stephen Tillyard's biography of upper-class life in 18th century England

Film
Director
Grand Theft Parsons 2003

 
Producer Frank Mannion
Director David Caffrey
Writer Jeremy Drysdale

 
On the Nose Feature
2001
Highwire Entertainment for Capitol Films
Producer Scott Kennedy, Tristan Lynch
Director David Caffrey
Writer Tony Philpott
Starring Dan Aykroyd, Brenda Blethyn, Robbie Coltrane, Sinead Keenan & Jim Norton

Film about a luckless gambler who finally finds the secret to picking winners - a preserved head in a jar

Divorcing Jack Feature
1998
Scala Productions for Mosaic Films
Producer Robert Cooper
Director David Caffrey
Writer Colin Bateman
Starring Laura Fraser, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Robert Lindsay & David Thewlis

Black romantic comedy set around the troubled peace process and the effect it has on a cynical Belfast hack

Bantams Short
1996
Compulsive Viewing
Producer Madeleine French
Director David Caffrey
Writer Justin Villiers
Starring Felix Bell, Rebecca Brownett, Robert Easen, Milly Gregory & Kevin Knapman

Film focusing on the friendship between two Bradford City fans

Writer, Director and Producer
The Connivers Short
1994
Moonshine Films
Producer David Caffrey
Director David Caffrey
Writer David Caffrey
Starring Maclean Burke & Jessica Freed

Short film about a row that erupts by the beach in Wicklow

Writer and Director
Bolt Short
1997
RTE
Producer Jack Armstrong
Director David Caffrey
Writer David Caffrey
Starring Nevan Finegan, Darren Lawless, Terry McMahon, Vincent Smith & Paul Tylack

Film about a man who is fed up with his car being broken into and decides to take revenge - but with his aim not quite right he ends up with the police on his heels