Brian Percival is a movie director from Great Britain. He gets known among the audiences for working on the television shows such as North & South and
. Not only TV shows but he has also directed the short film with the name of
The Book Thief
. The city of Liverpool in Merseyside is Brian Percival’s birthplace. He was a student of the school titled New Heys Comprehensive School. He studied at this school for about a span of 7 years. The years of his schooling here were from 1973 to 1980.
He had a passion for working in the field of cinema and thus, he went to drama school right after completing his education. Soon after culminating his course at the movie school, he became a part of a venture, which got the name Percival Smith Associates. The organization was a subsidiary of Cinequip. The institute was created by Brian Percival and Tony Smith jointly. Cinequip was a well-known company which produced advertisements. He initialized from here and went on to become a renowned director of commercials too. Not long after that, he started directing motion pictures.
Some of the motion pictures he directed were North & South, The Old Curiosity Shop, Pleasure land, and The Ruby in the Smoke. ShakespeaRe-told (Much Ado About Nothing) was also one of the feature films on which he worked on the direction. He received a BAFTA Award for his work on this movie. It was the second time that he won this award. He made another short film with the length of about nine minutes with the title About a Girl. The video earned him another BAFTA Award in the category Best Short Film. Not only the BAFTA Award, but it also won many other honors at various film festivals. It released in the year 2001.
Another of his most famous works includes the TV show, Downton Abbey. It is a British TV classic program. It belonged to the genre comedy. He initialized working on the series in 2010. Since his start at Downton Abbey, he has worked in the direction of around seven whole episodes. He acquired yet another BAFTA Craft Prize for it, this time in the Best Fiction Director Award category.
Along with this, he also won a Primetime Emmy Award. The specialization was in the category Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries. It was in the year 2011 that he got conferred this honor. In 2013, he was the director of the movie named The Book Thief.
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Brian Percival, a British film director, was born in Liverpool. He attended, New Heyes Comprehensive School. He is best known for his work in the sitcom Downtown Abbey, North & South and in the movie A Book Thief. After film school, he got associated with Tony Smith at Cinequip Subsidiary Percival Smith Associates to pursue as one of the biggest Commercial director. His directorial ventures include Pleasureland, ShakespeaRe- Told (Much Ado About Nothing), The Old Curiosity Shop and The Ruby in the Smoke.
In 2001, he made a nine-minute film About A Girl which earned BAFTA Award for Best Short Film and many more awards. For his work in the sitcom, Downtown Abbey, he earned BAFTA Craft Award in 2010 , for Best Fiction Director and in 2011 for a Movie or a Dramatic Special ,Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries . His directorial debut movie was “The Book Thief “which released in 2013.