Jon S. Baird
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Jon S. Baird
|Born||November 1972 (age 46)|
Jon S. Baird (born November 1972) is a Scottish film director. Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he began his career at BBC television. Baird has worked with producers including; Martin Scorsese, Danny Boyle, Jim Carrey, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter.
Baird's highly acclaimed feature Filth (2013), which he also wrote, directed and produced, was based on the best selling novel by Irvine Welsh and starred James McAvoy. Filth won numerous awards and played at several international film festivals. Filth is in the top ten highest grossing UK 18-certificated films of all time.
In 2014, Baird directed the television drama Babylon for Channel 4, which was produced by Academy Award Winner Danny Boyle. Baird was approached by HBO in 2015 to direct an episode of their Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger-produced show Vinyl, created by Terence Winter.
In 2016, he directed the second episode of I'm Dying Up Here for Showtime, produced by Jim Carrey.
|1999||Patrick Kielty...Live!||Associate Producer||TV series|
|2001||The RDA||Associate Producer||TV series – Season 2, Episode 33|
|2003||It's a Casual Life||Director, Writer, Producer||Short film|
|2005||Green Street Hooligans||Associate Producer||Feature film|
|2008||Cass||Director, Writer, Producer||Feature film|
|2013||Filth||Director, Writer, Producer||Feature film|
|2014||Babylon||Director||TV series – Series 1, Episodes: 1, 2, 3|
|2016||Vinyl||Director||TV series – Episode: "E.A.B"|
|Feed the Beast||Director||TV series – 2 Episodes: "Secret Sauce" and "Screw you Randy"|
|2017||I'm Dying Up Here||Director||TV series – Episode: "Midnight Special"|
|2018||Stan & Ollie||Director||Feature film|
Awards and nominations
- Winner of Breakthrough British Filmmaker (London Critics Circle)
- Nomination for Best British Film (London Critics Circle)
- Best Screenplay Nomination (Writer’s Guild Great Britain)
- Best Director and Best Film Nominations (BAFTA Scotland)
- Best Director Nomination (British Independent Film Awards)
- Best British Film Nomination (Empire Film Awards)