Sallie Aprahamian has been directing television for over two decades.
Her body of work includes many critically acclaimed shows including: Extremely Dangerous (Picture Palace/ NW5 Films) starring Sean Bean, The Sins (BBC2) starring Pete Postlethwaite – 3 x BAFTA nominations, Real Men (BBC Scotland) – RTS nomination, The Lakes (Company Pictures) starring John Simm – BAFTA Nominated, Teachers (Tiger Aspect) starring Andrew Lincoln – RTS Nominated, and This Life (World Productions). Sallie was also lead director on the cult TV series Lip Service 2.
She has collaborated with a wide range of writers – including Jeremy Brock, Tony Jordan, Billy Ivory, Debbie Moon and the late Frank Deasy.
Prior to her success in television, she directed over thirty productions of new work in theatre for a wide range of companies. She developed and directed the critically acclaimed Blue Night In The Heart Of The West by James Stock, which won the George Devine Award.
In 2008 she directed her first feature film Broken Lines – selected for Venice and London Film Festival, co- starring Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams.
Work on the last three series of The Dumping Ground and teen drama Wolfblood for CBBC earned her BAFTA nominations. Recent CBBC shows include The Worst Witch for CBBC/ZDF/Netflix and Hetty Feather Series 4.
Sallie has recently directed two episodes of Doctor Who, with Jodie Whitaker as the first female Doctor. She is currently directing the opening and closing episodes for season 5 of Poldark for BBC/ Mammoth Screen.
Sallie Aprahamian is represented by Frances Arnold