SJ Clarkson is a television director who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic on some of the most high profile shows of recent years.
In 2011/2012 SJ directed the opening block of BBC/HBO series Hunted, starring Melissa George for Kudos Film and Television. Subsequently, SJ directed two episodes of Alan Ball's new series Banshee for HBO/Cinemax.
In 2010 SJ directed an adaptation of Nigel Slater's biography Toast for the BBC and Ruby Films, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Freddy Highmore, Ken Stott and Victoria Hamilton.
Previously SJ co-created and directed the opening block of the hit BBC series Mistresses, which was picked up by Lifetime in the US. She also directed both the opening and the closing blocks of Series 2 of the BAFTA and Emmy-winning show Life on Mars and Series 1 of Whitechapel for Carnival/ITV.
In 2011 SJ completed a second block of Dexter, the Emmy award winning US show about a criminal pathologist's double life as a serial killer. SJ has also directed Buena Vista's celebrated series Ugly Betty; two episodes of NBC's popular series, Heroes and medical drama House starring Hugh Laurie. In 2012 SJ directed a block of Smash for NBC and Bates Motel for Universal Television. 2013 saw SJ direct an episode of US version of the Bridge for Shine America/FX, Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Hostages, starring Toni Colette, for CBS and Turn for AMC, set during the American Revolution and starring Jamie Bell.
This year she is set to helm the opener on pilot, Dig. Written by Tim Kring and Homeland creator, Gideon Raff, the series follows an FBI agent, played by Jason Issacs, who must find a religious artefact that could change the course of history. Simultaneously, finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation. Prep begins in March.