Daniel Nettheim is an award-winning director of films and TV drama who divides his time between Australia and the UK. Most recently Daniel was set up director on ABC series The Messenger for Lingo Pictures, as well as setting up Foxtel legal drama The Twelve for Easy Tiger. Daniel was nominated for a 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Direction for The Twelve, with the series nominated for 10 AACTA Awards in total, including Best Miniseries. Prior to that Daniel directed The Tourist starring Jamie Dornan for BBC1, Stan and HBO Max, released in 2022. The Tourist was a huge success locally and internationally, breaking audience records for the BBC iPlayer. It won Best Series at the 2022 Monte Carlo TV Festival, was nominated for a TV Week Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Miniseries, and received a nomination for Best Drama Series at the 2022 AACTA Awards. In 2020 Daniel was set up director on the final season of Line of Duty, the BBCs highest rating drama of the past two decades.
Other UK television work includes BAFTA nominated seasons of Doctor Who; Broadchurch; Humans; Ripper Street; Whitechapel; and Glue. Daniel was set up director on Harlan Coben’s Safe and directed multiple episodes of the YA fantasy series Cursed, both for Netflix. Daniel’s US credits include Ash Vs. Evil Dead and Hunters. In Australia his recent credits include the final Logie nominated season of Doctor Doctor; Harrow; Jack Irish and political thriller Secret City.
Daniel’s feature The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. It received worldwide theatrical distribution and screened at dozens of major festivals. The film was nominated for 14 AACTA Awards, including Best Director.
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