Hamish Hamilton (director)
8 April 1966
|Known for||Music video and television director|
|Awards||British Academy Television Craft Awards (2013)|
Life and career
Hamilton was born in Blackpool, UK. 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. Hamilton is also a partner in global televised live event production company, Done + Dusted.
In February 2010, after 15 years directing prominent multicamera-based television and DVD projects he directed the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. 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.
He was awarded the BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on 28 April 2013. Hamilton won a second BAFTA for Multi-Camera Directing the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies, and was nominated for an Emmy.
- Spice Girls – In Concert! (2000)
- Madonna – Drowned World Tour 2001 (2001)
- U2 – U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, Ireland (2003)
- Jay-Z – In Concert (2003)
- Robbie Williams – Live at Knebworth / What We Did Last Summer (2003)
- Peter Gabriel -- Growing Up Live (2003)
- Madonna – Re-Invention World Tour: Get Up Lisbon! (2004) (un-broadcast)
- Britney Spears - Britney Spears Live from Miami (2004)
- Eminem – Live from New York City (2005)
- U2 – Vertigo 05: Live from Milan (2006)
- The Rolling Stones – The Biggest Bang (2007)
- Christina Aguilera – Back to Basics: Live and Down Under (2008)
- Josh Groban – Awake Live (2008)
- Neil Diamond – Hot August Night/NYC: Live from Madison Square Garden (2009)
- The Who – Super Bowl XLIV halftime show (2010)
- U2 – U2: Elevation Live from Boston (2001)
- Madonna – Super Bowl XLVI halftime show (2012)
- London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Opening and Closing Ceremonies (2012)
- Beyoncé – Super Bowl XLVII halftime show (2013)
- "Hamish Hamilton: Special Award Recipient in 2013". BAFTA. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Hamish Hamilton at the Internet Movie Database
- "Oscar hires a fresh face". Los Angeles Times.
- "Oscars Pick Director, Unveil Documentary Shortlist". ABC News.
- "Television Craft - Special Award in 2013". BAFTA. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- "Emmys 2013: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. 18 July 2013.