Ed Bazalgette is a leading television director, who most recently directed the finale of Versailles season 3.
“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.
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.
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.
The Return of Doctor Mysterio
A series inspired by two of the greatest characters in the 20th century - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.
Episodes 9.5 and 9.6
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.
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.
Ed directed A Certain Samaritan in the second series of Vera.