David Dawkins is a British film and television director. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from feature films to television documentaries. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a BAFTA nomination for his documentary, “The Autistic Brain.”
Dawkins was born in London, England in 1964. He graduated from the National Film and Television School in 1988. After graduation, he began working as a documentary filmmaker and editor. His early work included documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, and HBO.
Dawkins’s first feature film was “The Last King of Scotland,” which was released in 2006. The film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous awards, including Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
In 2009, Dawkins directed his first television series, “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” The series was based on the novel by Alexander McCall Smith and was a critical and commercial success. It won numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing.
In 2012, Dawkins directed the feature film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The film was a commercial success and was nominated for two Academy Awards.
In 2013, Dawkins directed the documentary “The Autistic Brain,” which was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Single Documentary. The documentary follows the story of an autistic child and her family as they struggle to cope with her condition.
Dawkins has continued to work as a director on both television and film projects. In 2018, he directed the feature film “The Favourite,” which was nominated for numerous awards, including Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Throughout his career, Dawkins has received numerous awards and nominations for his work. He has also been praised for his commitment to social issues, and his documentaries have been recognized for their ability to raise awareness about important issues.
David Dawkins is a highly respected director whose work has been recognized and celebrated by audiences and critics alike. His commitment to telling compelling stories and raising awareness about important issues has made him one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.