William Dutton

1st Assistant Director


Will has worked his way up through the AD channels as 3rd AD, 2nd then 1stAD, on returning dramas like ‘The Bill ‘, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Holby City’, to working on primetime dramas, with a bit of 2nd unit directing thrown in for good measure. His trajectory has been further propelled by work on features, including ‘Being Julia’ with Annette Benning, ‘A Different Loyalty’ with ‘Sharon Stone and Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Welcome to Sarajevo’ with Stephen Dillane.

Selected credits


date
production
director / producer/ production company
television:
2021
THE SPLIT Series 3
Abi Morgan / Sumrah Mohammed / Sister Pictures
2021
MIDSOMER MURDERS Series 22
Christine Lalla / Ian Strachan / Bentley Productions
2020
GRANTCHESTER Series 6
various / Richard Cookson / Kudos Film and TV
2020
THE MALLORCA FILES 2
various / Dominic Barlow / Cosmopolitan Pictures
2019
GRANTCHESTER Series 5
Gordon Anderson, Rob Evans / Richard Cookson / Kudos Film and TV for ITV
2019
WILD BILL (2ndUnit)
Charles Martin / Chris Thompson / 42 for ITV
2019
DEATH IN PARADISE 9
Ian Barber / Ella Kelly / Red Planet Pictures
2018
GRANTCHESTER Series 4
Tim Fywell / Richard Cookson / Kudos Film and TV for ITV
2018
DEATH IN PARADISE 7 (Ep 7 & 8)
Sarah Walker / Sue Howells / Red Planet Pictures
2018
MIDSUMMER MURDERS 20 (Ep 2 & 4)
Paul Harrison, Matt Carter / Guy Hescott / Company Pictures, Bentley Productions
2017
GRANTCHESTER 3 Christmas Special
Ed Bennett / Emma Kingsman-Lloyd / Kudos Film & TV
2016
MIDSUMMER MURDERS 19 Block 2
Renny Rye / Ella Kelly / Bentley Productions
2016
HOLBY CITY (Ep 42 & 43)
Karl Neilson / Fiona Naylor / BBC
2016
SO AWKWARD 2 (8 Eps)
Jordan Hogg / Sally Martin / Channel X
2015
HOLBY CITY (4 Eps)
Jamie Annette / Sarah Creasey / BBC
2015
FATHER BROWN 4
David Beauchamp / Caroline Slater / BBC
2015
DEATH IN PARADISE 5
Ed Bennett / Yvonne Francas / Red Planet Pictures
2015
DIXI 2
Dan Berlinka / Melanie Stoke / Kindle Entertainment
2015
SO AWKWARD
Jordan Hogg / Sally Martin / Channel X
2015
FATHER BROWN 3
Ian Barber / Ceri Meyrick / BBC
2014
DOCTORS (18 Eps)
Jordan Hogg / Sandra MacIver / BBC
2014
DIXI
Dan Berlinka / Melanie Stoke / Kindle Entertainment
2013
DEATH IN PARADISE (Ep 3 & 4)
Keith Boak / Tim Key / Red Planet Pictures
2011-10
CASUALTY (3 Eps)
Tim Leandro / Tracey Simpson / BBC
2006-10
THE BILL (39 Eps)
Robbie Del Maestro, Tim Leandro / Tim Key, Ciara McIlvenney, Lachlan Mackinnon, Kevin Rundle / Talkback Thames
feature films:
2012
BETSY & LEONARD
Bernhard Pucher / Raimund Berens, Bernhard Pucher / Iron Box Films
2011
WORLD EXPRESS
Robbie Del Maestro / Joeg Winger / UFA TV
as 2nd Assistant Director:
2004
BEING JULIA
Istv‡n Szab— / Robert Lantos / Serendipity Point Films
2004
DIFFERENT LOYALTY
Marek Kanievska Line Prod:Bob Portal/ Forum Films
2001
MR IN-BETWEEN
Paul Sarossy / Bob Portal, Andreas Bajohra / Phantom Pictures
2000
LIAM
Stephen Frears / Colin Mckeown, Martin Tempia / Liam Films Ltd
1997
WELCOME TO SARAJEVO
Michael Winterbottom / Damian Jones / Miramax