Paul McGuigan (filmmaker)

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Paul McGuigan
Paul McGuigan at the premiere of Push.jpg
McGuigan at the premiere of Push, January 2009
Born (1963-09-19) 19 September 1963 (age 54)
Bellshill, Scotland
Occupation Film and television director
Years active 1998–present

Paul McGuigan (born 19 September 1963) is a Scottish film and television director, best known for directing films such as Lucky Number Slevin, Gangster No. 1 and Push. He has also directed episodes of Sherlock, Scandal, Monroe and Smash. He was born in Bellshill, Scotland.


Year Title Notes
1998 The Acid House
2000 Gangster No. 1
2003 The Reckoning
2004 Wicker Park
2006 Lucky Number Slevin
2009 Push
2010 Sherlock 2 episodes: "A Study in Pink" and "The Great Game"
2011 Monroe 3 episodes
2012 Scandal "Pilot"
Sherlock 2 episodes: "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "The Hounds of Baskerville"[1]
Smash "Hell on Earth"[2]
2013 Devious Maids "Pilot"
2015 Victor Frankenstein
2016 The Family 2 episodes: "Pilot" & "All the Live Long Day"
Marvel's Luke Cage 2 episodes
Designated Survivor Pilot
2017 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool


Year Awarded by Award
1998 Royal Television Society
  • Won, Best Newcomer Award, The Granton Star Cause
Stockholm Film Festival
  • Won, FIPRESCI Prize, The Acid House (For its originality in presenting a crass Scottish everyday world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic light, very true to its author and its adventurous visual style.)
  • Nominated, Bronze Horse, The Acid House
1999 Fantasporto
  • Won, AMC Audience Award and Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver, The Acid House
  • Nominated, International Fantasy Film Award, The Acid House
Catalan International Film Festival
  • Nominated, Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold, The Acid House
New York Underground Film Festival
2000 AFI Fest
Dinard Festival of British Cinema
European Film Awards
2004 Montréal World Film Festival
2012 Primetime Emmy Award


  1. ^ "BBC One's BAFTA-nominated Sherlock begins filming second series" (Press release). BBC Press Office. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ FULLY BOOKED: Mastering Your Craft: Directing with Paul McGuigan, BAFTA, 3 May 2012, archived from the original on 14 April 2013, retrieved 23 May 2012 
  3. ^ "404 Page Not Found". 

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