Stephen Finnigan


Stephen is a BAFTA-nominated, multi-award winning director, writer and series producer who has been making high-end drama-documentaries, feature docs, documentaries, observational and current affairs films for the past 23 years. 

His first cinema feature HAWKING told the life story of Physicist Stephen Hawking and was a Headliner Film at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013. It was also selected for many other major International Film Festivals.

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Stephen’s films have won RTS, Broadcast Press Guild, Wincott Journalism awards and been nominated for numerous RTS, Amnesty International, Broadcast, Rory Peck awards and shortlisted for Grierson awards.


His career has earned him a reputation for beautifully photographed films with a distinctive style and cinematic feel that draws the audience to the heart of the story. From scripted dramas to epic historical portraits - intimately captured observational moments to the horrors of war zone actuality - Stephen’s films have taken audiences with him all around the world.


Stephen has made films for the BBC, C4, Film Four, ITV, C5, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian and France 5 and is experienced in big budget international projects having worked with Drama and Art departments in China, Chile and Argentina.

Recent critically-acclaimed films include; Saddam Goes To Hollywood (RTS Nominated) the story of Saddam Hussein’s farcical venture into the movie business bankrolling a blockbuster shot in the middle of the Iran- Iraq War with a petrified British cast and crew and a hell raising Oliver Reed. Britain’s Racist Election (RTS Nominated) racism, segregation, a British KKK and Malcolm X reach boiling point in the 1964 General Election. Princess Diana’s ‘Wicked’ Stepmother (RTS Nominated) a High Society romp through the turbulent relationship between Raine, Countess Spencer and the Princess Of Wales.

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