Michael Morris (director)

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Michael Morris
Born 1967 (age 50–51)
London, England
Occupation Television director, television producer
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Mary McCormack (m. 2003)
Children 3

Michael Morris (born 1967 in London, England) is a British television director and producer. From 1999 to 2002 he was Director of The Old Vic theatre in London. He was an Executive Producer and Director of ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, working on that series throughout its five-season run (2006–2011). He has also directed episodes of Political Animals starring Sigourney Weaver, and the USA Network series In Plain Sight starring his wife, actress Mary McCormack. He directed The Slap for NBC, starring Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Zach Quinto.

He was Director and Executive Producer for Bloodline on Netflix, and has directed many episodes of Kingdom (Audience Network, DirecTV), as well as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire and Preacher, Netflix's House of Cards, 13 Reasons Why, Hulu's Shut Eye and many others.

Personal life[edit]

Morris has been married to actress Mary McCormack since July 2003. They have three daughters, Margaret (born 2004), Rose (born 2007), and Lillian (born 2011).[1]

In October 2013 he was photographed passionately kissing Katharine McPhee, despite both of them being married to other people at the time.[2]



Year Title Contribution Notes
2007-2011 Brothers & Sisters Director/Producer/Supervising Producer Director of 18 episodes
Producer of 26 episodes
Supervising Producer of 39 episodes
2009 In Plain Sight Director Episode: "Don't Cry for Me Albuquerque"
2010 Director Episode: "A Priest Walks Into a Bar"
2011 Director Episode: "Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up"
2012 Political Animals Director Television Miniseries; Episode: "The Woman Problem"
2012-2013 Smash Director 7 episodes
2013 Betrayal Director/Co-Executive Producer 2 episodes
Episode: "...Except When the Bear Is Chasing You" (Co-Executive Producer)
Episode: "...We're Not Going to Bailey's Harbor"
2014-2017 Kingdom Director 11 episodes
2015 The Slap Director 3 Episodes; Episode: "Anouk"/"Aisha"/"Rosie"
2015 Halt and Catch Fire Director Episode: "Extract and Defend"
2015-2016 Bloodline Director/Executive Producer Director of 3 episodes
Executive Producer of 10 episodes
2016 Shut Eye Director Episode: "Two of Swords"
2016 Preacher Director Episode: "He Gone"
2016 Halt and Catch Fire Director Episode: "And She Was"
2017 House of Cards Director 2 episodes
Episode: "Chapter 57"/"Chapter 58"
2017 Preacher Director Episode: "Dallas"
2017 Animal Kingdom Director Episode: "The Leopard"
2017 Halt and Catch Fire Director Episode: "A Connection Is Made"
2017 Shameless Director Episode: "God Bless Her Rotting Soul"
2018 Billions Director Episode: "not You, Mr. Drake"
2018 13 Reasons Why Director/Consulting Producer Director of 2 episodes
Consulting Producer of 6 episodes


  1. ^ Julie Jordan (September 11, 2011). "Mary McCormack Welcomes a Daughter". People.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Eleanor Gower (July 4, 2014). "Michael Morris and wife Mary McCormack look to have put past behind them as they jet out of LAX". DailyMail.co.uk. Retrieved June 17, 2018. 

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