Jill Beardsworth is an award-winning Director and Producer of documentary films and television programs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including four Emmys and the Peabody Award.
Beardsworth was born and raised in England. She studied at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated with an honors degree in film and television. After graduation, she moved to the United States to pursue a career in the film industry.
Beardsworth quickly established herself as a successful Director and Producer, working on a variety of television programs and documentaries. Her early work included the BBC documentary series "The Search for the Ripper" (1994) and the Emmy Award-winning "Unnatural Causes" (1998). She has also worked on the critically acclaimed documentary "The Tenement" (2000) and the award-winning "A Perfect World" (2002).
In addition to her work on documentaries, Beardsworth has also directed several feature films. Her debut feature "The Broken" (2004) was a critical success, earning her a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer. She also directed the acclaimed "The Debt" (2007), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Beardsworth's most recent work includes the television series "The Kennedys" (2011) and the feature film "Blue Valentine" (2011). She has also been directing television commercials for major brands such as Guinness and Microsoft.
Beardsworth is passionate about her craft and her work often focuses on social issues and human rights. She has served on the board of Amnesty International for many years and is a strong advocate for female directors in the film and television industry.
Beardsworth's work has been recognized with numerous awards, including four Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award, and the BAFTA nomination. She is one of the most respected and successful directors in the film and television industry today.