John Hardwick

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John Hardwick
Born John Hardwick
1965 (age 58–59)
Liverpool, England, UK
Nationality English British
Occupation Director, writer, producer
Years active 1990–present

John Hardwick is a British television and film director. He grew up on Merseyside and studied English at Swansea University and Louisiana State University.

In television he has directed The Trial for Channel 4, "Suspects" for Channel 5, "Holby City" for the BBC and Nearly Famous for E4. He has been commissioned to shoot the third series of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for IFC in the USA.

Hardwick has made three feature films: 33x Around The Sun, a low budget art-house picture, described as "a one of a kind vision quest" by Time Out magazine, Svengali, a comedy set in the London music scene starring Jonny Owen and Vicky McClure, and Follow The Money, a documentary that follows a $10 bill for one month as it criss-crosses the United States.

Hardwick also directs music videos for the Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Jake Bugg, Noel Gallagher and Manic Street Preachers.

Hardwick occasionally works as a theatre director and in 2006 he directed the World Premiere of Max Frisch's Gantenbein at the Hebbel Am Ufer Theater in Berlin. In 2008, he wrote and directed the afternoon play Death of a Pirate for BBC Radio 4.


  1. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret - IFC (6 x 30 minute episodes)
  2. Suspects - Channel 5 (3 x 1 hour episodes)
  3. Holby City - BBC (4 x 1 hour episodes)
  4. Regulars - Channel 4 (Pilot)
  5. Nearly Famous - E 4 (2 x 1hr episodes)
  6. The Trial - Channel 4 (1 x 30 minute thriller)
  7. Hollyoaks Later - Channel 4 (1 x 1 hour episode)
  8. All About Tonight - BBC (Pilot)


  • "Follow The Money (2015)"
  • Svengali (2013)
  • 33X Around the Sun (2005)[1]


  • The Pitch (2015)
  • Table Dancing (2014)
  • Mule (2002)
  • To Have and to Hold (2000)
  • Wetwork (2000)


  • 2013 Nominated for The Michael Powell Award for best new British feature at EIFF - Svengali
  • 2007 Nominated for The Total Theatre Award - Edinburgh Festival - An Audience With Adrienne
  • 2002 Best Short Film - Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia - Mule
  • 2002 Best Short Film - East End Film Festival, London - Mule
  • 2001 Best Director - Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Argentina - To Have And To Hold
  • 2001 Best Short - Audience Award - Cambridge Film Festival, UK - To Have And To Hold


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