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Agent: Edward Hughes

Jonathan Gershfield is an award-winning director for television and film. His first feature film Three and Out, starring McKenzie Crook, won prizes at several international film festivals.

In television, Jonathan has had a long career in comedy, working on iconic shows such as BBC2’s Big Train and Dead Ringers. Jonathan helmed Objective Productions’ Strutter, which starred Paul Kaye and was transmitted on MTV. Jonathan has also directed on two series of the Bafta-nominated CBBC show, Sadie J. Recently, he directed four episodes and the 2012 christmas special of Sky1’s primetime sitcom Trollied, for Roughcut TV, as well as series two of Hebburn for Channel X and the BBC.

Television:

DEATH IN PARADISE – Red Planet Pictures/BBC

Lead director on Series 7

MARLEY’S GHOSTS Objective Fiction/John Stanley Productions/UKTV

Series 2 of comedy series starring Sarah Alexander, Jo Joyner and John Hannah

TROLLIED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2015 – Roughcut/Sky1

60 minute festive edition of the hit sitcom

TROLLIED – Roughcut/Sky1

Episodes of the fifth series.

HEBBURN – Channel X / BBC 2

Second series of the sitcom starring Chris Ramsey, Vic Reeves and Gina McKee.

TROLLIED – Roughcut/Sky1

Episodes of the third series.

TROLLIED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – Roughcut/Sky1

60-minute festive edition of the hit sitcom.

TROLLIED – Roughcut/Sky1

Four episodes for the second series of the hit sitcom.

BEAUTIFUL DAY – Objective/BBC1

Comedy pilot starring Darren Boyd.

SADIE J (Series 1 and 2) – BBC

Children’s comedy show for CBBC.
Nominated for BAFTA for Best Children’s Comedy.

MY ALMOST FAMOUS FAMILY – BBC

Children’s musical comedy for CBBC.

MY LIFE AS A POPAT (Series 2) – Feelgood Fiction/ITV

Children’s comedy drama series.

STRUTTER – Objective Productions/MTV

Comedy series starring Paul Kaye.

RICH HALL’S CATTLE DRIVE – Open Milk/BBC4

Comedy drama.

TWISTED TALES – BBC3

Three stand-alone dramas.

DEAD RINGERS (Series 1, 2 and 3) – BBC2

Impressions series starring Jon Culshaw.

MITCHELL AND WEBB – BBC

BBC non-broadcast sketch show pilot.

WILD WEST (Series 1) – BBC1

Comedy series starring Catherine Tate and Dawn French.

BIG TRAIN (Series 2) – Talkback/BBC2

Sketch show starring Simon Pegg, Mark Heap, Julia Davis and Kevin Eldon.

THE 11 O’CLOCK SHOW (Series 5) – Talkback/Channel 4

Topical comedy series.

Film:

THREE AND OUT – Rovinge Motion Pictures

Comedy drama feature starring Mackenzie Crook and Imelda Staunton
Winner – Best Feature Film Comedy at California Independent Film Festival 2009
Winner – Jury Award, Best International Feature Length Comedy at Garden State Film Festival 2009
Winner – Special Mention, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, Honolulu Film Festival 2009