Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Director, Producer


Stephen Burns is a renowned director and cinematographer known for his work in both feature films and television. Born in London, England, in 1971, Burns began his career working as a camera assistant on films such as the 1996 drama “Mystery Men” and the 1997 romantic comedy “Sliding Doors.”

Burns then moved into directing, beginning his career with the independent film “The Good Student” (2006). He followed it with the 2007 drama “The Way We Live Now” and the 2008 comedy “Rescue Me.” In 2009, Burns directed the romantic comedy “Life happens” and in 2010, he directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed drama “The Messenger.”

Burns also has a long and varied career in television, directing episodes of shows such as “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Modern Family,” “The Good Place,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and “Shameless.” He has also directed multiple episodes of the hit show “The Crown,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2019.

Aside from his work in film and television, Burns has also worked as a cinematographer on several films, including the 2013 horror-comedy “Warm Bodies” and the 2015 drama “The Age of Adaline.” In 2016, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for his work on the miniseries “The Night Manager.”

To date, Burns has directed over 30 feature-length films and television episodes. His work has been praised for its visual style and ability to capture complex emotions in a subtle and nuanced way. Burns is currently directing the upcoming drama “The Last Vermeer,” which is set for release in 2021.

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