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Julia Ford is a British actress and TV/ film/ radio director.
2019 Julia directed a new 3-part series for ITV/Tall Story Pictures, “Sticks and Stones” by Mike Bartlett, Producer Colin Wratten, Exec Producers Catherine Oldfield and Mike Bartlett. Cast includes Ken Nwosu, Ben Miller, Susannah Fielding, Sean Sagar, Ritu Arya, Alexandra Roach, Gwilym Lee, Phoebe Nicholls, Neil Pearson. 2018 She directed Harlan Coben’s “Safe” for Netflix, Red Productions, Studio Canal starring Michael C Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Marc Warren, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay. She has directed several short films including The Enlightenment by Moira Buffini starring Claire Skinner, Tom Burke and Gemma Lawrence, which was a BAFTA/ Kodak Shortfilm Showcase Finalist. A regular director on Jimmy McGovern's acclaimed series Moving On (INVISIBLE Series 9- RTSNW Winner 2019, Broadcast Nominated 2019, RTS Award nomination 2019); CBBC Series Stepping Up (RTS Nominated and BAFTA Winner); BBC drama Secrets and Words,LA Productions; Doctors BBC; Up! By Georgia Pritchett, produced by Catherine Bailey Ltd, for the BBC Sitcom Showcase.
Acting work includes many theatre, film, radio and television productions including Jimmy McGovern’s Award winning series The Street, Red Riding, Coming Down The Mountain, In A Land of Plenty, “Room at the Top” 'Island at War”Shameless” Don’t take my Baby and Happy Valley, “A Room for Romeo Brass” “Summer” “Now is Good” "Radiator".
She played the lead role of Agnes in Molière's School For Wives at The National Theatre, age 23. Other Theatre includes the original production of The Weir in which she played Valerie at the Royal Court; Ophelia opposite Alan Rickman in Hamlet; Hero in Much Ado About Nothing opposite Ralph Fiennes at the RSC; Amanda in Vivienne Franzmann's play Mogadishu at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, and then at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith; Lady Macbeth opposite David Morrissey at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. In 2015 and 2016 she playing Lydia Lambert in Husbands and Sons at the National Theatre, starring Annemarie Duff and directed by Marianne Elliot.
2017 Directed In His Kiss for BBC Radio 4 drama by Lucy Montague Moffat for Sparklab Productions.
She lives in Brighton with husband Mike Packer and their sons Frank and Jake.
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