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Douglas Mackinnon is a Scottish film and television director from Portree, Isle of Skye.

He made his feature film directorial debut with The Flying Scotsman (2006),[1] which was the gala premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006 and was consequently picked up for worldwide distribution by MGM.

One of his first directorial efforts was the documentary series Home about the Isle of Skye. This series captured Skye Camanachd winning the Camanachd Cup in 1990. He directed the first three episodes of Jekyll (2007) starring James Nesbitt, Michelle Ryan and Gina Bellman. The show had nominations in the Emmy's and the Rose D'or for James Nesbitt.

He has directed many episodes of television drama and at least three television films. His work includes Bodies, Gentlemen's Relish, Robin Hood, The Vice and numerous episodes of Doctor Who.

His episode of Sherlock, "The Abominable Bride", won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

He also directed all six episodes of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens.

Selected television directing creditsEdit

Production Notes Broadcaster
  • Documentary (1990)
The Vice
  • "Daughters" (1999)
Gentlemen's Relish
  • TV movie (2001)
  • Numerous episodes (2004 - 2006)
BBC Three
  • "Episode One" (2007)
  • "Episode Two" (2007)
  • "Episode Three" (2007)
Doctor Who BBC One
Sherlock BBC One
Outlander (TV series) Starz
Knightfall (TV series)
  • "Pilot" (2017)
  • "Episode 2" (2017)
History (U.S. TV channel)[2]
Good Omens
  • "In The Beginning" (2019)
  • "The Book" (2019)
  • "Hard Times" (2019)
  • "Saturday Morning Funtime" (2019)
  • "The Doomsday Option" (2019)
  • "The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives" (2019)
Amazon Prime


  1. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008-08-05). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin. pp. 472–. ISBN 978-0-452-28978-9. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
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