Hamish Hamilton (director)

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Hamish Hamilton
Born Mark Hamilton
(1966-04-08) 8 April 1966 (age 48)
Blackpool, UK
Years active 1995–present
Known for Music video and television director
Partner(s) Carmen
Awards British Academy Television Craft Awards (2013)[1]

Hamish Hamilton (born Mark Hamilton; 8 April 1966) is a BAFTA Award-winning[2] British director, known for directing the Super Bowl Halftime Show and award shows like the Oscars, iHeart Radio Music Awards and MTV VMAs. He has been nominated for several Emmys / Grammy awards.

Life and career[edit]

Hamilton was born in Blackpool, UK.[3] His career began at BBC Scotland, where he was trained as a producer and director. His early work included a stint directing the acclaimed BBC travel series Rough Guide To The World. Whilst at BBC Manchester he began directing studio-based entertainment shows, including The Sunday Show. The innovative directing style caught the attention of MTV in London and Hamilton was poached to direct a series of entertainment-based shows and concerts for the Viacom Network. Hamilton is also a partner in global televised live event production company, Done + Dusted.[4]

In February 2010, after 15 years directing prominent multicamera-based television and DVD projects he directed the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.[5][6] and the Super Bowl halftime show. He has directed live concert DVDs for U2, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne, Mötley Crüe, and Phil Collins. His award show credits include the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows between 2003 and 2012.

In 2012, he directed the televising of the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

2013 was an incredible year for Hamilton. From directing Beyonce in the Super Bowl Half-Time show,[7] to the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, to directing one of the most talked about VMAs in history,[8] to directing and producing the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show,[9] Hamilton's projects were seen by millions globally.

He was also awarded the BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on 28 April 2013.[1][10] Hamilton won a second BAFTA for Multi-Camera Directing the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies,[11] and was nominated for an Emmy.[12]

2014 has been another busy year for Hamilton. He directed the critically acclaimed 2014 Super Bowl Half-Time Show starring Bruno Mars[9] and the 86th annual Academy Awards.[13] Hamilton will next direct the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Other projects include directing the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards which Done + Dusted will produce,[14] directing - and along with Done + Dusted exec. producing - the first Nickelodeon Kids Sports Awards [15] and directing and producing Live at the O2 Arena with Peter Gabriel (shot in 4k).

To date, Hamilton has worked on every continent, has been credited on over 30 million DVDs and has worked with every major performer in the World. The 47-year-old currently lives in London Town and various hotels around the World.

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