|Born||1968 (age 48–49)
Pembroke Dock, Wales
Andy Goddard (born 1968) is a British director and screenwriter, best known for writing and directing his feature debut Set Fire to the Stars (2014), and directing multiple episodes of ITV's period drama series Downton Abbey.
Life and career
Goddard's debut short Little Sisters was nominated for a BAFTA Award and won the Gold Hugo Award for Best Narrative Short Film at the 34th Chicago International Film Festival. The film went on to win the DM Davies Award at the Welsh International Film Festival and the Grand Prix in European Competition at Festival du film de Vendôme.
His television work includes episodes of The Bill, Once Upon a Time, Torchwood, Law & Order: UK, Downton Abbey, and Doctor Who. In 2014, Goddard collaborated with actor Celyn Jones on Set Fire to the Stars, a feature-length film depicting Dylan Thomas' first trip to America in 1950. Jones portrayed the Welsh poet, opposite Elijah Wood, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Goddard. The film premiered at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Goddard and Jones were nominated for the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Screenwriting. He has directed the upcoming psychological thriller film A Kind of Murder, starring Patrick Wilson, an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel The Blunderer.
|1998||Little Sisters||Yes||Yes||No||Short film|
|1999||Yabba Yabba Ding Ding||Yes||Yes||No||Short film|
|2000||Rice Paper Stars||Yes||Yes||No||TV short|
|Kings of the Wild Frontier||Yes||Yes||No||TV short|
|2001||Stacey Stone||Yes||No||No||TV series; 7 episodes|
|2002||TimeSplitters 2||No||No||Yes||Video game; voice only|
|2003||Taggart||Yes||No||No||TV series; 2 episodes|
|Casualty||Yes||No||No||TV series; episode: "Hurt the One You Love"|
|The Bill||Yes||No||No||TV series; 2 episodes|
|2005||Hex||Yes||No||No||TV series; episode: "Noir"|
|Twisted Tales||Yes||No||No||TV series; 4 episodes|
|Murphy's Law||Yes||No||No||TV series; 2 episodes|
|2006||Wire in the Blood||Yes||No||No||TV series; episode: "Time to Murder and Create"|
|The Outsiders||Yes||No||No||Television film|
|2006–08||Torchwood||Yes||No||No||TV series; 6 episodes|
|2008||Doctor Who||Yes||No||No||TV series; episode: "The Next Doctor"|
|2009–11||Law & Order: UK||Yes||No||No||TV series; 10 episodes|
|2011–12||Downton Abbey||Yes||No||No||TV series; 5 episodes|
|2011||Outcasts||Yes||No||No||TV series; 2 episodes|
|2013||Dracula||Yes||No||No||TV series; 2 episodes|
|Once Upon a Time||Yes||No||No||TV series; episode: "Save Henry"|
|2014||Set Fire to the Stars||Yes||Yes||No|
|2016||A Kind of Murder||Yes||No||No|
Awards and nominations
|1998||BAFTA Award||Best Short Film (with Nic Muirson)||Little Sisters||Nominated|
|Chicago International Film Festival||Gold Hugo for Best Narrative Short Film||Won|
|2000||Rice Paper Stars||Nominated|
|2010||Hugo Awards||Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form (with Russell T. Davies)||Doctor Who (for the episode "The Next Doctor")||Nominated|
|SFX Awards||Best TV Episode (with Russell T. Davies)||Nominated|
|2014||Edinburgh International Film Festival||Best British Feature Film||Set Fire to the Stars||Nominated|
|2015||BAFTA Cymru||Best Screenwriting (with Celyn Jones)||Nominated|
|Miami International Film Festival||Best Screenplay (with Celyn Jones)||Nominated|
- Billington, Alex (13 May 2015). "Elijah Wood as a Poet in Andy Goddard's 'Set Fire to the Stars' Trailer". FirstShowing.net.
- Kilday, Gregg (22 February 2013). "'Downton Abbey' Director Andy Goddard to Take on 'The Blunderer'". The Hollywood Reporter.