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Richard Heeley

Director

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London

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A very experienced producer/director specialising in large, complex shoots requiring a strong photographic style. Particularly experienced with filming cars, the military, stunts and action sequences, but also a good story-teller, interviewer and able to coax the best performances on screen. Used to filming with major talent in the UK and around t... Read More

A very experienced producer/director specialising in large, complex shoots requiring a strong photographic style. Particularly experienced with filming cars, the military, stunts and action sequences, but also a good story-teller, interviewer and able to coax the best performances on screen. Used to filming with major talent in the UK and around the world.

Joined the BBC's Factual department as a director in 2002. Worked on the re-launch of Top Gear, staying with the programme for six series, helping to develop its strong photographic style. During that time Top Gear won an Emmy, a Broadcast Award and was nominated for a BAFTA. Also directed on other BBC programmes including Holiday, What Not To Wear and Watchdog.

Went freelance from the BBC in 2008 and has since series directed The Biggest Loser for ITV/Shine, Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance for Ch4/Outline, as well as directing Famous & Fearless Ch4/Princess, The Millies Military Awards for Twofour/Sky1/RDF/ITV1, The Only Way is Essex for Lime/ITV, Guinness World Records Smashed for Outline/Sky1 and Fifth Gear for North One/Channel 5. Most recently directed three series of global car show, Wheeler Dealers, for Discovery.

An experienced corporate/commercials with clients including Lockheed Martin, Williams F1, Shell, Peugeot, Citroen, Butlins, Norton, GQ, Sony, RBS and SAB Miller.

Also has a multi PROMAX Gold award winning background in on-air promotions having worked as a director in the promo departments of Sky, ITV and the BBC. Won awards for numerous promos including various Panoramas and an Only Fools & Horses Christmas Special. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 26th Oct 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Director / Fifth Gear / QUEST / North One Television / Jul 2018 to Aug 2018
DirectorFifth GearQUESTNorth One Television Jul 18 - Aug 18
Director / Wheeler Dealers Series 10-12 / Discovery / Attaboy TV / Oct 2012 to Sep 2015
DirectorWheeler Dealers Series 10-12DiscoveryAttaboy TV Oct 12 - Sep 15
Series Director / Biggest Loser / ITV / Shine / Sep 2011 to Nov 2011
Series DirectorBiggest LoserITVShine Sep 11 - Nov 11
Director / Top Gear series 1-7 (new format) / BBC 2 / BBC Factual London / Nov 2002 to Nov 2005
DirectorTop Gear series 1-7 (new format)BBC 2BBC Factual London Nov 02 - Nov 05
Location Director / Pioneer Woman series 1 & 2 / Food Network / Pacific / Jun 2011 to Jan 2012
Location DirectorPioneer Woman series 1 & 2Food NetworkPacific Jun 11 - Jan 12
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