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.