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 52)
Bellshill, Scotland
Occupation Film director
Years active 1998–present

Paul McGuigan (born 19 September 1963) is a Scottish film 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 the 2012 NBC series 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
2006 Thief TV pilot
2008 Takedown Webisodes on YouTube based on Need for Speed Undercover
2009 Push
2010 Sherlock 2 episodes: "A Study in Pink" and "The Great Game"
2011 Monroe 3 episodes
2012 Scandal "Pilot"
2012 Sherlock 2 episodes: "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "The Hounds of Baskerville"[1]
2012 Smash "Hell on Earth"[2]
2013 Devious Maids "Pilot"
2015 Victor Frankenstein


Year Awarded by Award
1998 Royal Television Society
  • Won, Best Newcomer Award, The Granton Star Cause
1998 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
1999 Catalonian International Film Festival
  • Nominated, Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold, The Acid House
1999 New York Underground Film Festival
2000 AFI Fest
2000 Dinard Festival of British Cinema
2000 European Film Awards
2004 Montréal World Film Festival
2012 Primetime Emmy Award


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