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Robin Sheppard

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Robin studied for her BA(Hons) Film and Television at the London Institute and then won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where she mastered in Film and Television Direction. Her RCA graduation film ‘The Thin Red Line’ – a political comedy set around the fall of the Berlin wall – won the Jury Prize at the Cork Film Festival.

Robin has since directed numerous high profile TV dramas. She was the lead director on the groundbreaking comedy series ‘At Home With The Braithwaites’, ‘Between The Sheets’ with Brenda Blethyn and ‘Kingdom’ with Stephen Fry.

BAFTA nominated twice, for ‘A Wing and A Prayer’ and ‘Playing The Field’, in 2005 Robin won the Grierson Award for Best Drama Documentary for ‘Cherished’ starring Timothy Spall. Other single films include ‘The Bad Mother’s Handbook’ with Catherine Tate and Robert Pattinson; ‘Perfect Strangers’ with Rob Lowe and Anna Friel; ‘Lucky Jim’ with Stephen Tompkinson, Helen McCrory, Keeley Hawes and Stephen Mangan; and the highly acclaimed mini-series ‘Sparkhouse’.

Robin has always worked very closely with writers and is now making the transition into feature films, including ‘Apples’ (adapted by the novelist Richard Milward, produced by Tigerlily films); ‘Love In A Hot Climate’, a cross- cultural comedy set in London and the North West Frontier of Pakistan, written by the journalist Allegra Donn and in pre-production is ‘The Truth About Lies’ for Motion Picture House, a romantic comedy with an edge firmly set in recession Britain.

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