British director Andy Wilson fed his passion for entertainment by performing in alternative theater and circuses before becoming an acclaimed director of television mini-series and film. Wilson performed with the experimental Circus Lumiere and the French circus Archaos before filming several music videos and commercials. He would be rewarded for his persistence by getting the opportunity to direct several made-for-TV movies and mini-series in England during the early 1990s, including the drama "Dread Poets' Society," the drama series "The Mushroom Picker," and the critically acclaimed crime drama miniseries "Cracker." Wilson's success in television gave him with the chance to direct David Duchovny and Angelina Jolie in his first full-length feature, the thriller "Playing God," in 1997. Although the film wasn't highly rated by critics, it still acted as a career propellant for Wilson; he went on to direct some of England's most popular television series and mini-series in the 2000s. His direction of the epic adventure mini-series "Gormenghast" in 2000 was followed with two episodes of the mystery series"Agatha Christie's Poirot" as well as the drama mini-series "Diamonds," for which he received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Direction. Although Wilson never received glowing reviews for his work in directing films, his efforts on British television have not gone unnoticed, as he would direct his own series "Kidnap and Ransom" in 2011.