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John Fawcett (born March 5, 1968) is a Canadian director, writer and producer of film and television.[1] Alongside Graeme Manson, he co-created and is a director for the award-winning BBC America and Space sci-fi television series Orphan Black.[2][3]

John Fawcett
John Fawcett by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Fawcett in 2014
Born (1968-03-05) March 5, 1968 (age 51)
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Known forOrphan Black


Fawcett began his career making commercials before moving on to direct music videos for bands including Cowboy Junkies, Lori Yates, and Jeff Healey. He then went on and directed two award-winning short films Half Nelson in 1991 and Scratch Ticket in 1994. In 1996, he debuted his first feature feature film The Boys Club. The drama thriller was nominated for five Genie Awards, including Best Direction. Fawcett's other best-known films are the 2000 werewolf movie Ginger Snaps and the 2005 horror film The Dark. Most of his other work has been for television; he has directed episodes of many TV series, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Da Vinci's Inquest, Queer as Folk, Blade: The Series, Being Erica and Lost Girl.


  1. ^ "John Fawcett". Canadian Film Centre.
  2. ^ Christina Radish (2013-04-13). "Co-Creator John Fawcett Talks ORPHAN BLACK, Upcoming Storylines, Other Sets of Clones, Technical Challenges and the Bigger Plan for the Series".
  3. ^ Isaiah Sherman (2015-03-24). "6 Questions with Orphan Black creator John Fawcett". Sundance TV.

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