William Dutton

1st Assistant Director


Will followed the time-honoured path into ADing, with stints as a 3rd, 2nd and then 1st AD on returning dramas such as ‘Holby City’, ‘The Bill’ and ‘Casualty’. In more recent times, he’s worked on top-line dramas like ‘The Split’ (Sister/AMC), ‘Wild Bill’ (ITV), and ‘The Baby’ (Sister/HBO) to become one of the UK’s most in-demand Firsts today.

Selected credits


date
production
director / producer/ production company
television:
2021
DI RAY
Alex Pillai / Charlotte Surtees / HTM Television
2021
THE SUSPECT
various / Natasha Romaniak / World Productions
2021
THE BABY
various / Lucy Gaymer, Naomi de Pear / Sister Pictures
2021
THE SPLIT Series 3
Dee Koppang O’Leary / 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
Istvan Szabo / 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