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Kieron Hawkes instinctive, visceral style combined with a deft touch for humour and performance has made him one of the hottest directors in television.

Since 2011, Kieron has directed and edited a plethora of successful series including The Mimic for Channel 4 comedy which starred, among others, Terry Mynott, Neil Maskell (Utopia), Jo Hartley (This is England), Peter Wright and Ruth Sheen (Another Year). More recently Kieron directed two episodes of BBC One’s Ripper Street, which has also been a hit in America. Last year he set up a new high-profile comedy/drama series for Channel 4 called Not Safe For Work, that stars Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat), and Sacha Dhawan (History Boys).

Kieron also wrote and directed the feature film ‘Piggy’ which starred Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders). The film was released in cinemas by Metrodome and became one of Sky Movies’ most popular On Demand titles in 2013.

After graduating from the London Film School  in 2005 Kieron started working as an editor for film and TV. He quickly progressed through development roles to make a name for himself as an instinctive director of comedy and perfomance, working with a variety of comedians including Leigh Francis (Keith Lemon), Morgana Robinson, and Russell Brand.

Alongside his natural flair for comedy, Kieron has worked on promos and music videos, including the poignant film for new artist Raleigh Ritchie’s Stay Inside, for Sony Music.