Andrea
Harkin

Andrea is a writer and director for film and television.

Andrea Harkin is a filmmaker from Northern Ireland. She is currently lead directing the new BBC drama series The Trial of Christine Keeler, starring Sophie Cookson, Ellie Bamber and James Norton. Prior to that she directed the BBC One drama Come Home for Red Productions, which starred Christopher Eccleston and Paula Malcomson. She also directed BBC3's drama-thriller Clique, starring Aisling Franciosi and Louise Brealey and 6 Degrees for BBC NI. Andrea’s most recent short film The Party was nominated for Best Short at the BAFTAs and European Film Awards.


Andrea studied directing at the NFTS after her first short film The Flyer was nominated for a Bafta Scotland new talent award. After graduation she was selected for Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme, directing Sammy's War, written by Regina Moriaty. She was selected for Northern Ireland Screen’s Emerging Auteurs scheme to support the development of her first feature film The Rain Days, and she took part in the EIFF talent lab in 2016 to further develop this project.

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Television

Director

Producer Madonna Baptiste
Writer Danny Brocklehurst
Starring
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • Paula Malcomson
  • Drama which explores the messy realities of parenthood, marriage and what happens when a mother switches the reset button on her life


    Red Production Company for BBC One
    In development
    Clique
    3 x 45'
    Creator Jess Brittain
    Producer Gabriel Silver
    Starring
  • Synnove Karlsen
  • Aisling Franciosi
  • Louise Brealey
  • Emun Eliot
  • Six-part thriller for BBC Studios

    Balloon for BBC Three / BBC One
    Stirling Television for BBC Northern Ireland
    Producer Colin O'Donnell
    Writer Michael Shannon
    Starring
  • Jane Austen
  • Ryan McPartland
  • Kerr Logan
  • Six young people striving for answers as they move from youth to adulthood.
    Stirling Television for BBC Northern Ireland
    Producer Toby Welch
    Writer Regina Mariarty
    Starring
  • Jessica Lester
  • Lucy Cohu
  • Celia Imrie
  • Half-hour drama for Channel 4's Coming Up scheme.
    Touchpaper Television for Channel Four

    Film

    Director

    The Party
    Nomination: Best Short Film - BAFTA 2017; Nomination:Best European Short Film - European Film Award 2017
    Short Film
    Producer Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming
    Writer Conor MacNeill
    Starring
  • Anthony Boyle
  • Niall McNamee
  • Eileen O’Higgins
  • Short film funded through the Irish Film Board After '16 scheme commemorating, celebrating and ruminating on 1916 and the events of Easter Sunday.

    Irish Film Board

    Isla is eighteen years old. She lives on a farm with her father and four siblings. Once, when no one was looking, she went running in the rain. She has never seen the sun

    NI Screen
    In development

    Writer & Director

    Producer Philip Zakrzewski
    Starring
  • Liam McMahon
  • Tom Carey
  • Emma Deegan
  • Family man Michael feuds with his wayward, rebellious brother on the day of his daughter’s Communion.
    National Film & Television School
    Producer Andrea Harkin
    Starring
  • Luke Trebilcock
  • Bella Turner
  • A grungy, reckless young father neglects his baby son, until musical inspiration suddenly strikes.
    National Film & Television School
    The Flyer
    Best First-Time Performance: BAFTA Scotland Awards, 2008
    Producer Julie Macintosh, Graham Fitzpatrick
    Starring
  • Aleksandra Kocela
  • Chris Somerville
  • Polish student Anna struggles to save her long-distance relationship with childhood sweetheart Pawel.
    Pilton Video
    Producer Emma Lamont
    Starring
  • Florence Hall
  • Scott Hazell
  • A young woman journeys to meet her boyfriend on his release from prison, and to seek forgiveness.
    National Film & Television School
    For Megan
    Best Student Film, London Short Film Festival 2012
    Producer Emma Lamont
    Starring
  • Simon Howells
  • Melissa McEwen
  • Jealous schoolgirl Rachel follows her best friend into unknown territory and soon finds herself out of her depth.
    National Film & Television School