David Carson

Director, Screenwriter, Theater founder
Accomplished director and impresario of the English stage and noted director of British TV turned busy journeyman helmer of American episodic TV. Carson built a strong reputation in his native England for his inventive ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (30)

Dresden Files: Storm Front 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Dresden Files 2007 (Tv Show)

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Runaway 2006 (Tv Show)

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Karen Sisco 2004 (Tv Show)

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Nine Lives 2004 (Movie)

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One Tree Hill 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Smallville 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Days 2004 (Tv Show)

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Carrie 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Odyssey 5 2002 (Tv Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Doctors 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1985 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Martial Law 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1985 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation 1985 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Strange Luck 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series I 1985 - 1987, 1989 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Against the Grain 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Shameful Secrets 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Sisters 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Sons and Daughters 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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South Beach 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Generations 1994 (Movie)

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1992 (Tv Show)

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Blue Smoke (TV Show)

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Letters From A Killer (TV Show)

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Biography

Accomplished director and impresario of the English stage and noted director of British TV turned busy journeyman helmer of American episodic TV. Carson built a strong reputation in his native England for his inventive staging of both traditional and contemporary theater. He founded the London Theater Company and the Direct Theater Company and served as the artistic director of two regional theaters at Leeds and Canterbury. Carson was also a leading director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He worked extensively in Britsh TV, notably on the "Sherlock Holmes" series in the mid-1980s, and directed numerous music videos. Carson came to Hollywood in 1989 and quickly demonstrated a propensity for thoughtful sci-fi with several episodes of "Alien Nation". He demonstrated diversity as a helmer of episodes of "L.A. Law", "Doogie Howser M.D.", "Northern Exposure" and "Homefront".

EDUCATION

Madrid University

Clare College, University of Cambridge

Milestones

2000

Helmed the NBC miniseries "The 10th Kingdom"

1998

Directed the film "Letters from a Killer"

1994

Feature directing debut, "Star Trek Generations"

1993

Helmed first TV-movie "Shameful Secrets"

1993

Directed the well-received $12 million two-hour pilot of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

1993

Directed the pilot/preview episode of "South Beach", a short-lived NBC adventure series

1991

Directed the pilot episode of "Sons and Daughters", a short-lived CBS drama

1989

Moved to the USA from his native England

1989

American TV directing debut, "The Game", an episode of the cultish Fox sci-fi series "Alien Nation"

1987

Directed "The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Six Napoleons", episodes of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series I"; broadcast in the USA as part of PBS' "Mystery!"

1986

Directed "The Resident Patient", an episode of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Series II"; broadcast in the USA as part of the PBS "Mystery!" series

Directed music videos

Served as the artistic director of two of England's leading regional theaters at Leeds and Canterbury

Served as a director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Began directing episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Directed numerous British TV episodes for the BBC, Granada, Thames, and London Weekend TV

Directed over 50 productions for the legitimate stage by the likes of Shakespeare, Pinter, Chekhov, and Brecht

Directed several episodes each of various TV shows including "L.A. Law", "Doogie Howser, M.D.", "Northern Exposure" and "Homefront"

Founded the London Theater Company and The Direct Current Theater Company

Bonus Trivia

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"David Carson has a Master of Arts degree in modern languages from Clare College, Cambridge and a degree in Hispanic culture from Madrid University Fluent in Spanish and French, he translated the tragedies of Frederico Garcia Lorca into English and directed the first major English production in 15 years of Lorca's "Blood Wedding" ("Bodas de Sangre")."--From publicity kit for "Star Trek Generations" (1994)

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