Jeremy Herrin trained as a theatre director at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2008. Between 2000 and 2008 he was an Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 2007, he directed the UK premiere of David Hare's play, The Vertical Hour, as well as Polly Stenham's award-winning That Face at the Royal Court. That Face later transferred to London's West End, where it starred Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith and was produced by Sonia Friedman. Two years later, in 2009, Jeremy directed Polly's second play, Tusk Tusk for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award. Other work at the Royal Court includes Richard Bean's The Heretic, Kin, Spur of the Moment, Off The Endz and The Priory, which won an Olivier Award for best Comedy.
In 2011 Jeremy has directed Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe to critical acclaim. He also directed David Hare's latest play, South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre, Death and the Maiden at the Comedy Theatre and Joe Penhall's Haunted Child at the Royal Court.
In 2012 Jeremy directed the critically lauded This House, written by James Graham, at the National Theatre and was named as one of the Stage top 100. His most recent productions include No Quarter at the Royal Court, The Tempest at the Globe Theatre and Another Country, which opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in September 2013.
Jeremy replaced Rupert Goold as Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre in September 2013.