William Dutton

1st Assistant Director

Will has worked his way up through the AD channels as 3rdAD, 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.

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Selected credits

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