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, The Vice and numerous episodes of Doctor Who.

Selected television directing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
  • Documentary (1990)
The Vice
  • "Daughters" (1999)
Gentlemen's Relish
  • TV Movie (2001)
  • Numerous Episodes (2004 - 2006)
BBC Three
  • "Episode One" (2007)
  • "Episode Two" (2007)
  • "Episode Three" (2007)
Doctor Who BBC One
Sherlock BBC One
Outlander (TV series) Starz
Knightfall (TV series)
  • "Pilot" (2017)
  • "Episode 2" (2017)
History (U.S. TV channel)[2]