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David Kerr is a London-based, Northern Irish born film and television director. His debut feature film, Johnny English Strikes Again, was released internationally by Focus Features and Universal Pictures in 2018. David has a long track record as a pilot/lead director of award-winning TV comedy and drama, which includes No Offence, Inside No.9, Fresh Meat, Beautiful People and Whites.

David Kerr
Kerr attending the US premiere of Johnny English Strikes Again in October 2018
Belfast, Northern Ireland
EducationCambridge University


Early lifeEdit

Born in Belfast in 1967, he studied at Clare College, Cambridge and graduated (1989) with a First Class degree in Classics.


He directs commercials through Hungry Man Productions. In 2015, his US gun control spot, "Playthings", won Best PSA at The AICP Show in New York.[1]

David was presented with a British Academy Television Award for directing the first series of That Mitchell and Webb Look in 2006.[2] He was nominated for another BAFTA for the second series in 2008.[3]

In August 2017, he started directing the spy comedy film Johnny English Strikes Again.[4]


  1. ^ "[1]." The AICP Show.
  2. ^ "[2]." British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
  3. ^ "[3]." British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
  4. ^ Perry, Spencer (3 August 2017). "Johnny English 3 Begins Production". Retrieved 4 August 2017.

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