Juliet May

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Juliet May
Born 1966
Ipswich, Suffolk
Occupation Television director

Juliet May (born 1966) is a British television director. She has directed television shows such as Dalziel and Pascoe, Hope and Glory, New Tricks and the award-winning Miranda.

Personal life[edit]

Juliet is the daughter of Val May, the theatre director, and his first wife, Penelope (formerly Rish).


May oversaw all eight episodes of Heil Honey I'm Home! in 1990, a sitcom featuring Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun for British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990; only the pilot was ever transmitted. In 1995, she was nominated for a BAFTA award for Rory Bremner, Who Else?, and won a BAFTA Children's Award in 1999 for Microsoap produced by Andy Rowley, with whom May has collaborated on a number of productions.[1]

She directed all twelve episodes of Steven Moffat's 1997 school-based sitcom Chalk.[2] She then directed Robert Bathurst in My Dad's the Prime Minister, and Dawn French and Catherine Tate in Wild West. She also directed some episodes of series V of Red Dwarf.[3] She found it hard to work with the science fiction elements of the series[4] and left before the series had completed. The remaining episodes were directed by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.[5]

In 2008, she directed the BBC film Dustbin Baby. May then went on to direct the BBC sitcom Miranda, starring Miranda Hart.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0277665/fullcredits
  2. ^ After the Chalk Dust Settled, featurette on Chalk Series 1 DVD, ReplayDVD.co.uk, prod. & dir. Craig Robins
  3. ^ http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/features/interviews/juliet-may/index.cfm
  4. ^ "Series V Production". www.reddwarf.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  5. ^ Grant and Naylor Look Back, Red Dwarf Smegazine, issue 11, January 1993, Fleetway Editions Ltd, issn 0965-5603

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