Douglas Mackinnon

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Douglas Mackinnon is a British film and television director from Portree, Isle of Skye. He made his feature film directorial debut with The Flying Scotsman (2006),[1] which was the gala premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006 and was consequently picked up for worldwide distribution by MGM.

One of his first directorial efforts was the documentary series "Home" about the Isle of Skye. This series captured Skye Camanachd winning the Camanachd Cup in 1990. He directed the first three episodes of Jekyll (2007) starring James Nesbitt, Michelle Ryan and Gina Bellman. The show had nominations in the Emmy's and the Rose D'or for James Nesbitt.

He has directed many episodes of television drama and at least three television films. His work includes Bodies, Gentlemen's Relish, 'Robin Hood' and The Vice. He directed the first two-parter of the 2008 series of Doctor Who, entitled "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky" and returned to the show in 2012 to direct the seventh series' fourth episode, "The Power of Three". He returned to Doctor Who once again to direct "Cold War", which featured the return of the Ice Warriors. Douglas is directing three episodes in the upcoming series of Doctor Who in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008-08-05). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin. pp. 472–. ISBN 978-0-452-28978-9. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Martin, William. "Everything we know so far about Series 8". Cult Box. Retrieved 5 January 2014.