Robert Knights (born in 1942, Chendu, West China) is a British film and television director, perhaps best known for his film The Dawning, about the Irish War of Independence.
He has been nominated for three BAFTA TV Awards and he won the Montréal World Film Festival Jury Prize for The Dawning. Also the International Emmy in New York for 'Porterhouse Blue' (Channel 4) starring David Jason (BAFTA Best Actor Award), and Chistopher Gunning (BAFTA Best Music).
Selected filmography and television credits
Porterhouse Blue (1987) The History Man