Born in Birmingham on 3rd April 1936. Attended local primary and grammar schools.

1957-60

Psychology Department, University College London

1956 +

Spent most of my twenties as an actor.

A selection of my work included:             

The Boys

David Mercer’s CND Trilogy
Z Cars

Trevor – Written by David Turner

An Age of Kings               

Shakespeare’s History Plays

1965-79

Writer, Producer, Director at BBC Television

1979-87

Writer, Producer, Director in Los Angeles

1990-2009

Chairman, Writer, Producer at World Productions Ltd.

2001-2004

Visiting Professor, Media Arts Department, Royal

Holloway University of London

 

2001

Honorary Doctorate from University of Reading

2005

Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University

(formerly University of Central England)

 

2009

Honorary Doctorate from Royal Holloway University of

London

 

 

1963-64

The Wednesday Play
Up The Junction

Producer
Director
Writer
Story Editor

 

James MacTaggart

Ken Loach

Neil Dunn

Tony Garnett

1966

Cathy Come Home[16/11/66]


Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett

Ken Loach

Jeremy Sandford

 

The Little Master Mind
[14/12/66] 

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
James MacTaggart

Nemone Lethbridge

 

1967

The Lump
[01/02/67]

 

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett

Jack Gold

Jim allen

 

 

In Two Minds
[01/03/67]

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett

Ken Loach

David Mercer

 

 

The Voices In the Park[05/04/67]

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett

John MacKenzie

Leon Griffiths

 

 

Drums Along The Avon
[24/05/67]

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett

James MacTaggart

Charles Wood

 

An Officer of the Court[20/12/67] 

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
James MacTaggart
Nemone Lethbridge

1968

The Golden Vision

[17/04/68]

Producer

Director
Writers

Tony Garnett

Ken Loach

Neville Smith

Gordon Honeycombe

 

The Gorge

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Christopher Morahan
Peter Nicols

1969

Some Women

  

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Tony Parker

 

The Big Flame

[19/02/69]

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Jim Allen

 

The Parachute
[06/08/69]

 

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Anthony Page
David Mercer

 

In Black and White
Kestrel/LWT

[Save the Children Fund]

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Ken Loach

 

Kes
Kestrel/United Artists/Woodfall 

Producer

Director
Writers

 

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Barry Hines
Tony Garnett
Ken Loach

 

1970

The Body

Kestrel/EMI

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Roy Battersby
From the book by Anthony Smith

1971

After a Lifetime
Kestrel/LWT

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Neville Smith

 

Family Life
Kestrel/LWT 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
David Mercer

1972

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
BBC

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Jack Gold
[B. Brecht]
George Tabori

1973

Hard Labour
BBC

Producer

Director
Devised By

 

Tony Garnett
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh

 

Blooming Youth
BBC

 

 

Producer

Director
Devised By

Tony Garnett
Les Blair
Les Blair

1974

Stephen
BBC


Producer

Director
Devised By

 

Tony Garnett
Brian Parker
Brian Parker

 

The Enemy Within
BBC 

Producer

Director
Devised By

 

Tony Garnett
Les Blair
Les Blair

1975

Five Minute Films
The Birth of the 2001

FA Cup Final Goalie

Old Chums

Probation

A Light Snack

Afternoon
BBC 

 

Producer

Director
Writer



Tony Garnett
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh

 

 

Days of Hope
BBC X4

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Jim Allen

1977

The Price of Coal
[29/03/77]
[05/04/77]
BBC X2

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Barry Hines

1978

The Spongers
BBC Play For Today

 

Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Roland Joffe
Jim Allen

 

Law and Order
BBC X2

 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Les Blair
G.F. Newman

 

Black Jack
Kestrel 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Ken Loach
Ken Loach

1979

United Kingdom

BBC

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Roland Joffe
Jim Allen

1980

Prostitute
Kestrel 

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Tony Garnett
Tony Garnett

1982

Hand Gun
Aka
Deep in the Heart
Warner

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Tony Garnett
Tony Garnett

1985

Follow That Bird
Warner/World Film Services/Children’s Television Workshop

Producer

Director
Writers

 

Tony Garnett
Ken Kwapis
Tony Geiss
Judy Freudberg

1988

Earth Girls Are Easy
De Laurentis Entertainment Group/Kestrel

Producer

Director
Writers

 

Tony Garnett
Julien Temple
Julie Brown
Charlie Coffey
Terence McNally

1989

Shadow Makers Aka Fat Man and Little Boy

Paramount

Producer

Director
Writers

 

Tony Garnett
Roland Joffe
Roland Joffe
Bruce Robinson

1992

Born Kicking
Island World Productions

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
Mandie Fletcher
Barry Hines

1993

Between The Lines
Island World Productions

Ex Producer

Producer
Director
Writers

 

Tony Garnett
Peter Norris
Various
Various

1994

Cardiac Arrest
Island World Productions

Ex Producer

ProducersDirector
Writers

Tony Garnett
Paddy Higson
Margaret Matheson
Various
John McLure

1996

Ballykissangel
World Productions
BBC

Ex Producer

Producers
Director
Writer

Created by

Tony Garnett
Joy Lale – Series 1
Chris Griffin – Series 2
Various
Various
Kieran Prendiville

 

Beautiful Thing
World Productions/C4

 

 

 

Producers
Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Bill Shapter
Hettie MacDonald
Jonathon Harvey

 

This Life
World Productions

 

 

 

Ex Producer
Producer
Director
Created by

Tony Garnett
Jane Fallon
Various
Amy Jenkins

1997

Hostile Waters
BBC, HBO
Ufa Filmproduktion
Flach Films
World Productions

Producer

Director
Writer

 

Tony Garnett
David Drury
Troy Kennedy Martin

1998

The Cops I
World Productions

Ex Producer

Director

Created by

Tony Garnett
Various
Jimmy Gardner
Robert Jones
Anita Pandolfo
 

1999

The Cops II

World Productions 

Ex Producer

Director

Tony Garnett
Harry Bradbeer
Alrick Riley
Kenny Glenaan

2000

Attachments I

World Productions 

Ex Producer
Producer

Director
Writers

Tony Garnett
Simon Heath
Various
Various

2001

Attachments II

World Productions 

Ex Producer
Producer

Director
Writers

Tony Garnett
Simon Heath
Various
Various

2002

Buried

World Productions 

Ex Producer
Producer

Director

Writers

Tony Garnett
Kath Mattock
Morag McKinnon
Kenny Glenaan
Various

2007

Lilies

World Productions

Ex Producer

Director

Writers

Tony Garnett
Ferdinand Fairfax
Roger Goldby
Heidi Thomas
Jonathan Harvey

 

Rough Diamond

World Productions

Producer

Director

Writer

Tony Garnett
Simon Massey
Dermot Boyd
Robert Jones

 

This Life + 10

World Productions

Ex Producer

Director
Writer

Tony Garnett
Joe Ahearne
Amy Jenkins

 


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