Benjamin Caron

Benjamin Caron (born 2 July 1976)[1] is a Golden Globe,[2] Emmy[3] and BAFTA-winning[4] British film and television director.

Life and careerEdit

Born in the West Midlands, Caron was educated at Homerton College, Cambridge.[5] Caron began his television career making factual programmes and entertainment programmes and music videos for a number of artists including Jay-Z.[6] In 2006, he paired up with Derren Brown to direct a one-hour special for Channel 4, titled The Heist,[7] which was nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Entertainment Programme[8] category.

Caron moved on to direct a range of television drama which includes Scott and Bailey,[9] Skins and My Mad Fat Diary. His first single film, a biopic for ITV1 and Leftbank Pictures, titled Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, was filmed in 2013. Caron directed the final, feature-length episodes of the Wallander (2016), the multi BAFTA and Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series starring Kenneth Branagh.

In 2015 Caron re-teamed with Kenneth Branagh in directing the cinematic broadcast of the actor and director's theatre production of The Winter's Tale, broadcast live to more than 1,500 screens worldwide.[10] In 2016 he directed two episodes of the Netflix series The Crown, written by Peter Morgan and starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith and John Lithgow.[11] In 2017, he directed "The Final Problem", the last episode of the fourth series of Sherlock. He will bring Branagh's Romeo and Juliet to the cinema screens.[12]

In June 2021, Deadline Hollywood reported that Caron is set to direct episodes of the Disney+ Star Wars series Andor, set to be released in 2022.[13] Caron directed episodes 7, 11, and the season finale.[14]

Caron is currently developing Sharper, an A24 and Apple TV+ feature film, with his long term producing partner, his sister Jodie Caron.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Caron, Ben. "Ben Caron". Ben Caron Official Website. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ Kanter, Jake (28 April 2021). "BAFTA TV Awards Nominations In Full: Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' & 'The Crown' Dominate". Deadline.
  3. ^ "Directors unfold the drama to this season's Emmy race". Los Angeles Times. 11 August 2021.
  4. ^ Plunkett, John. "Bafta nominations announced". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Homertonian magazine 2019".
  6. ^ "Q & A with Benjamin Caron, Director". Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Derren Brown – The Heist". Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Stars look forward to BAFTA awards". 20 May 2007.
  9. ^ Heminsley, Alexandra (July 2011). "Have you been watching … Scott & Bailey?". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  10. ^ Hutchison, David. "Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale tops UK cinema box office with £1.1m sales". The STage. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  11. ^ "The Crown (2016– ) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Directing the last episode of Sherlock and bringing Branagh's Romeo and Juliet from the West End to the cinema – we talk to director Benjamin Caron". thisislocallondon. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  13. ^ "'Andor': 'Chernobyl' & 'His Dark Materials' Actor Robert Emms Joins 'Rogue One' Spin-Off Series Filming In UK". Deadline Hollywood. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Benjamin Caron". IMDb. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin (26 March 2021). "'The Crown' Director Benjamin Caron Boards Apple's 'Sharper' Starring Julianne Moore". Deadline. Retrieved 28 February 2022.

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