Hamish Hamilton (director)

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Hamish Hamilton
Born Mark Hamilton
(1966-04-08) 8 April 1966 (age 49)
Blackpool, UK
Years active 1995–present
Known for Music video and television director
Partner(s) Carmen
Awards British Academy Television Craft Awards (2013)[1]

Hamish Hamilton (born Mark Hamilton; 8 April 1966) is a British director, known for directing the Super Bowl halftime show and ceremonies like the Academy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Life and career[edit]

Hamilton was born in Blackpool, UK.[2] 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.[3]

In February 2010, after 15 years directing prominent multicamera-based television and DVD projects he directed the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.[4][5] 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.

In 2012, he directed the televising of the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He was awarded the BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on 28 April 2013.[1][6] Hamilton won a second BAFTA for Multi-Camera Directing the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies,[7] and was nominated for an Emmy.[8]

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