Jon S. Baird

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Jon S. Baird
BornNovember 1972 (1972-11) (age 46)
Years active2002–present

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.

In 2018, Baird directed, for eOne and BBC Films, Stan & Ollie, a feature film about comedy legends Laurel and Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly .[1]


Year Title Role (s) Description
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[edit]

  • 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)[2]


  1. ^ "Jon S. Baird". IMDb. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Jon S. Baird – Independent Talent". Independent Talent. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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