Ed Bazalgette

Director for film and television

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Biography

Ed Bazalgette is a leading television director, who most recently directed the finale of Versailles season 3.

Previously Ed directed the Doctor Who Christmas Special  which aired to five star reviews and acclaimed as "the happiest, most heroic Christmas special in years" * * * * * The Telegraph.

“Under the direction of Ed Bazalgette, it looks gorgeous, cinematically and technically proficient…The Return of Doctor Mysterio easily garners five stars.” The Radio Times

“Director Ed Bazalgette makes the show look properly cinematic” The Guardian

Ed was then lead director of Patrick Ness's Class.

Previously Ed was lead director on series one of Poldark, for Mammoth Screen and BBC One. Poldark’s opening to 7 millions viewers helped BBC1 to its highest ratings share for the first quarter of the year in a decade. Since Poldark, Ed has directed for the Fox/ITV series Houdini and Doyle, starring Stephen Mangan and Dr Who Series 9. Ed's episode, The Girl Who Died, featuring Maisie Williams rated highest in the series.

His other recent work includes The Guilty, the acclaimed 3 part series for Hartswood/ITV, featuring Tamsin Greig and Katherine Kelly, and A Mothers Son (ITV Studios), which received a Broadcast Best Single Drama nomination.  His Endeavour
for Mammoth Screen opened the first series.

Ed has also directed Brenda Blethyn in Vera and episodes of DCI Banks for Left Bank Pictures. Before moving into Drama, Ed produced and directed documentaries. He won an RTS for his Great Britons film on Brunel, and received BAFTA nominations for his BBC2 series Venice and Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World. For BBC1, Ed directed landmark biographical films on the lives of and Hannibal and Genghis Khan.

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Director

Creator David Wolstencroft
Starring
  • George Blagden
  • Stuart Bowman
  • Catherine Walker
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    In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.


    Capa Drama
     
    Writer Patrick Ness
     

    Coal Hill School has been a feature of Doctor Who since the first episode, but now we get to see the day-to-day adventures of the students coping with intrusions from space and time.

    BBC for BBC
     
    Creator Steve Moffat
    Producer Peter Bennett
    Starring
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Matt Lucas
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    The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    BBC Studios
     
    Creator David Hoselton
    Producer Adrian Sturges
    Starring
  • Stephen Mangan
  • Michael Weston
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    A series inspired by two of the greatest characters in the 20th century - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

    Big Talk for ITV
     
    Dr Who
    2 x 45'
    Producer Brian Minchin and Stephen Moffat
    Writer Catherine Tregenna/ Jamie Mathieson and Stephen Moffat
    Starring
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Jenna Coleman
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    Episodes 9.5 and 9.6

    BBC America
     
    Poldark
    4 x 60'
    Creator Winston Graham (Novel)
    Producer Damien Timmer, Polly Hill (Exec. producer)
    Writer Debbie Horsefield
    Starring
  • Aidan Turner
  • Heida Reed
  • Ruby Bentall
  • Warren Clarke
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    Poldark is a sweeping saga set in late 18th century Cornwall, based on the acclaimed novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming. Instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and and his wife, believing Ross dead, is engaged to his cousin. He must start from scratch, forging a completely new path, one that takes him in exciting, unexpected and hazardous directions.
    Mammoth Screen for BBC One
    In production
     
    DCI Banks
    2 x 45'
    Creator Peter Robinson (novel)
    Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Andy Harries (Exec. producer)
    Writer Robert Murphy
    Starring
  • Stephen Tompkinson
  • Andrea Lowe
  • Caroline Katz
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    Popular detective series starring Stephen Tompkinson. Ed directed a continuing story across two episodes, entitled Piece of My Heart. DCI Banks is called upon to investigate the murder of a journalist- who also happens to be the son of a high-ranking police officer-when his body is found in a holiday home belonging to a famous 80s pop star. 

    Leftbank Pictures for ITV1
     
    The Guilty
    3 x 60'
    Producer Elaine Cameron
    Writer Debbie O'Malley
    Starring
  • Tamsin Grieg
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    Set across two timelines – 2008 and present day – The Guilty tells the story of DC Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig), who investigates the disappearance of 8 year old Callum Reid whilst coping with her own young son’s diagnosis with autism.

    Hartswood for ITV 1
     
    Endeavour
    1 x 90'
    Creator Russell Lewis
    Producer Dan McCulloch
    Writer Colin Dexter and Russell Lewis
    Starring
  • Shaun Evans
  • Roger Allam
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    Detective drama set as a prequel to Inspector Morse. Ed directed the opening episode entitled 'The Girl', which sees Morse trying to piece together the sudden death of a secretarial student and the local doctor. 
    Mammoth Screen for ITV1
     
    Creator Chris Lang
    Producer Colin Wratten
    Writer Chris Lang
    Starring
  • Hermione Norris
  • Martin Clunes
  • Charles Daish
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    The murder of a local teenager tears through a community and threatens to destroy a family in this gripping two part drama.
    ITV Studios for ITV 1
     
    Creator Ann Cleeves
    Producer Elaine Collins
    Writer Paul Rutman,
    Starring
  • Brenda Blethyn
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    Ed directed A Certain Samaritan in the second series of Vera.

    ITV Studios for ITV 1
     
    Holby City
    3 x 60'
    Creator Tony McHale, Mal Young
    Producer Myar Craig/ Michael Dawson/ Jane Wallbank
    Starring
  • Bob Barrett
  • La Charne Jolly
  • Wilfred Taylor
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    Ed directed various episodes of Holby City between 2008 - 2011
    BBC for BBC 1
     

    Director