Tom Harper

Tom Harper

Tom Harper is a BIFA winning and BAFTA nominated British film and television director, writer and producer. He was born and brought up in London and started out making short films before moving on to direct a range of television drama, including Misfits (2009, E4), This Is England ’86 (2010, Channel 4) and Peaky Blinders (2013, BBC2 / Netflix).

In 2016 Tom directed all 6 episodes of War & Peace for BBC1. The series topped ratings and gained rave reviews with The Telegraph calling it “the greatest costume drama of the decade”.

Tom’s feature film work includes The Scouting Book for Boys (2010), The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (2015), War Book (2015), which opened the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and Wild Rose (2019), which was nominated for 10 BIFAs at last year’s ceremony including Best British Independent Film. Most recently, he directed The Aeronauts – starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne – which, one month after its release, was the most watched film on Amazon Prime of all time.

Tom’s current slate includes In the Skin of a Lion by Simon Beaufoy adapted from the novel by Michael Ondaatje, Heart of Stone by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder starring Gal Gadot, and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles starring Sir Kenneth Branagh.

BIFA Roles

2020 Jury Member