Farren Blackburn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Farren Blackburn is a British film and television director and scriptwriter. His work includes Waterloo Road, Casualty, Holby City, Silent Witness and more. For his work with The Fades he received a BAFTA for best Drama Series. He has also been involved in the crime series Luther, the movie Hammer of the Gods and the Doctor Who episodes "The Rings of Akhaten" and the 2011 Christmas special, "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe".[1]

Early career[edit]

As a young man he was on the books of Cambridge United Football Club and represented England at youth level.[citation needed]


He has adapted John Richardson's golfing novel Dream On into a film script and will begin shooting that early in 2013.[2]

He directed Naomi Watts in psychological thriller Shut In; in 2015, from Christina Hodson's Blacklist screenplay about a woman who discovers a shocking secret about her catatonic son.[3]


He won a BAFTA for best Drama Series for The Fades.[4]

Family life[edit]

He is married to actress Verona Joseph.[5]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Musketeers – Farren Blackburn". Peter Capaldi News. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dream On - the Film". Sky Sports. 
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan. "AFM: Naomi Watts Joins Psychological Thriller 'Shut In'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Television Awards Winners 2012". BAFTA. 
  5. ^ [1]