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Otto Bathurst

Otto Bathurst is a British film and television director known for his masterful command of drama. Otto is best known for the huge critical and commercial success Peaky Blinders, a meticulously crafted show that won him a BAFTA for Best Direction. Most recently he has directed and Executive Produced BBC’s hit success His Dark Materials. Off the back of his TV success and feature film, Robin Hood, he is prepping to direct and produce Showtime’s forthcoming live-action TV show adapting the popular video game franchise Halo.

No stranger to advertising, Otto Bathurst’s career in TV was forged in the world of commercial production. Starting as an editor, Otto switched into production with a move to the Paul Weiland Film Company, where he worked as an Assistant Director for three years working on well over 400 commercials before helming his first short film, “A Man’s Best Friend.”  Prior to Peaky Blinders, Otto directed numerous shows, including Criminal Justice, and the cult hit, Black Mirror for Channel 4.