Paul McGuigan

Edgy Scottish director Paul McGuigan always swore he'd never do episodic television, "because you don't start or finish it, which is never that rewarding" (from The Daily Record January 1, 2012). But despite his ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1963 in BelshillUK

Filmography

Director (11)

Victor Frankenstein 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Devious Maids 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Lucky 7 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Push 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Lucky Number Slevin 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Wicker Park 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Gangster No. 1 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Acid House 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Four Knights (Movie)

(Director)

The Family (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Edgy Scottish director Paul McGuigan always swore he'd never do episodic television, "because you don't start or finish it, which is never that rewarding" (from The Daily Record January 1, 2012). But despite his reservations, the filmmaker often associated with vulgar crime films found success in the medium, helming series as disparate as the lauded "Sherlock" (BBC, 2010-) and the peppy ABC musical "Smash" (NBC, 2012-).

Milestones

2012

Directed an episode of the ABC musical "Smash," his first experience with a musical

2012

Helmed the pilot of the well-received political drama "Scandal"

2010

Directed first in a series of episodes of "Sherlock," marking the beginning of his career in episodic television

2009

First venture into sci-fi with the action film "Push"

1998

Directs first feature "The Acid House"

Bonus Trivia

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Considered a career in the priesthood, but chose a different path after a clergyman criticized him for his stutter.

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Believes that not attending film school gave him a precious innocence from the industry.

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Dreams of someday directing a James Bond film.

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Believes that television will become the highest-quality medium.

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Started out in advertising, but abandoned the career to make a series of BBC 4 documentaries.

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