Andrea
Harkin

Andrea is a writer and director for film and television.

Andrea is a Bafta-nominated filmmaker from Northern Ireland. She has recently completed work as the lead director on The Trial of Christine Keeler for BBC One /Ecosse Films. Prior to this, she directed Come Home (2018), a 3-part drama for BBC One and RED Productions, which won the RTS NI Award for Best Drama, an RTS Award for Best Editing, and garnered Christopher Eccleston an International Emmy nomination for his performance. Previously, she directed the second block of BBC3's hit drama-thriller CLIQUE (series 1).

Her short film The Party was nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short, and was also a nominee at the European Film Awards in 2017. It picked up several prizes at film festivals internationally. Andrea is a graduate of the National Film & Television School, Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme, and the EIFF Talent Lab. She is currently working between directing television drama and developing feature projects, including the iFeatures-supported film, Across The Water.

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Television

Director 

Writer Amanda Coe
Starring
  • Emilia Fox
  • James Norton
  • Ellie Bamber
  • Sophie Cookson
  • Ecosse Films for BBC One
    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
    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