Patrick Harkins

Patrick started out as a propman working on the films of Danny Boyle, Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and Bill Forsyth among others. It was while working on Life is Sweet that Mike Leigh encouraged him to become a director.
Using begged and stolen 35mm stock, he made his first short The Last Ten Minutes starring Robert Carlyle. It ran in selected cinemas along with Shallow Grave.
He continued to make award-winning shorts and travelled with them to festivals around the world, while developing movie projects. He then directed The Final Curtain, a feature film for DNA/Universal, starring Peter O’Toole, Aidan Gillen and Adrian Lester.
Patrick also directs television drama. His credits include many episodes of ITV’s noir/cop show Taggart, BBC’s Sea of SoulsCasualty and Waterloo Road.
In Summer 2016 Patrick directed the closing episodes of The Evermoor Chronicles II for Lime/Disney and has also directed 6 episodes of teen drama series The A-List for Kindle/BBC (nominated for a Broadcast Award and International Kidscreen Award 2020).

He directed Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Ian Hart in episode two Tin Star: Liverpool (Series 3) for Kudos/Sky which TX’d December 2020. The second four-part series of Guilt was directed by Patrick for Happy Tramp North/Expectation/BBC Scotland, Tx October 2021.

Patrick is currently directing all 6 episodes of Happy Valley (Series 3) for Lookout Point Ltd.

Patrick also directs commercials, specialising in trains and toothpaste…

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Patrick Harkins is represented by Frances Arnold