Sheree Folkson

TV & Film Director

Biography

Sheree trained as an actress at LAMDA. She changed direction to study Politics at The London School of Economics. On graduating she won a place on the BBC’s prestigious GENERAL TRAINEE SCHEME.

Sheree was a founder member of BBC2’s nightly arts programme THE LATE SHOW, where as a director, she played a leading role in establishing the programme’s original tone and visual style. Other documentaries she made while at the BBC include THE RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, which she produced and directed, and which was acclaimed by Christopher Dunkley in the Financial Times as “the best arts documentary of the year” and won Best Documentary Film at the Montreal Film Festival and an episode of the documentary series MODERN TIMES. Also while at the BBC she directed, produced and co-wrote the BBC1 drama-documentary A ROYAL SCANDAL starring Richard E. Grant and Susan Lynch. It received many excellent reviews in the press both in the UK and the USA.

Her first TV drama was THE TRIALS OF OZ for BBC2’s PERFORMANCE, starring Hugh Grant, Alfred Molina and Nigel Hawthorne. It was the true story of the court case for obscenity brought against Oz magazine in 1971. The programme won excellent press reviews and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama. Other notable TV drama credits include TOUCHING EVIL 2 for ANGLIA TV, starring Robson Green; the first three episodes of THE YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO BECOMING A ROCK STAR for CHANNEL 4, which went on to win the RTS Award for Best Drama Serial; the first series of BURN IT for Red Productions which won her the Director’s Guild of GB Best Director Award; the highly acclaimed CASANOVA written by Russell T Davies, for BBC1 starring David Tennant and Peter O’Toole; MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS for BBC 1, starring Imelda Staunton and Miranda Hart; and the second episode of UGLY BETTY with America Ferrera for ABC in the USA. Sheree directed her first feature film: THE DECOY BRIDE starring Kelly MacDonald and David Tennant which was released in 2012. Most recent work is a new French TV detective series JO starring Jean Reno and she is currently directing the new BBC1 drama series TRUCKERS written by William Ivory.

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