Mick Jackson is a director and producer who began his career working as an editor for the BBC. He got his start as a documentary director in 1973 on the BBC series The Ascent of Man and continued to work for the BBC for over 20 years, directing documentaries and dramas for BBC TV and Channel 4 in the UK such as the critically acclaimed movies for television Threads (1984), which he both directed and produced, and Yuri Nosenko, KGB (1986). Jackson went on to direct many award-winning movies for television in the U.S.A., including Tuesdays with Morrie (1999), the HBO film adaptation of Robert Wiener’s book Live from Baghdad with Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter, and more recently the Emmy® award-winning HBO biopic Temple Grandin (2010), starring Claire Danes.
Jackson has also directed pilots for series such as The Practice (1997), Numbers (2005), and In Justice (2006). His feature film credits include Chattahoochee (1989) with Gary Oldman and Dennis Hopper, and L.A. Story (1991) which starred Steve Martin, as well as the box office hit The Bodyguard (1992), starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
Recognition for Jackson’s directorial work in film and television includes DGA Awards for Indictment: The McMartin Trial, Tuesdays with Morrie, Live from Baghdad and Temple Grandin. He won an Emmy® for his work on Temple Grandin and also received Emmy nominations for Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and Live from Baghdad. In addition, Jackson has won BAFTA Awards for directorial achievement on Threads (1984), The Race for the Double Helix (1987), and A Very British Coup (1988).
Mick Jackson has been a member of the DGA since 1990, and has served on the DGA’s Movies for Television Directors Committee and as an alternate on the DGA Western Director’s Council from 2008 to 2009.