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Colin Bucksey
Camberwell, London, England
Occupation(s)Film and television director
Years active1973–present
  • (m. 1973; div. 1987)
  • Sally Bucksey
    (m. 1988)

Colin Bucksey is a British-born American film and television director.


Since the 1970s, Bucksey has accumulated a number of credits in British TV, directing episodes of Crown Court, Armchair Thriller, Educating Marmalade and Bergerac.

He eventually moved into American TV, directing episodes of Miami Vice, Crime Story, Midnight Caller, Wiseguy, Sliders, Nash Bridges, Lexx, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Numb3rs, Breaking Bad, The 4400, Burn Notice, Better Call Saul, Briarpatch and others.[1] More recently, he directed Fargo episodes "The Six Ungraspables" and "Buridan's Ass," the latter episode which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special.

Bucksey also directed the film TV film Blue Money (1985), starring Tim Curry and Dealers (1989), starring Paul McGann and Rebecca De Mornay.

Personal life

Bucksey married Verity Lambert (the first producer of Doctor Who) in 1973. They divorced in 1987. He is now married to Sally Bucksey, with whom he has two sons: Alfred and Theodore.


As director

Year Title Notes
1976 Couples 2 episodes
Crown Court 3 episodes
1977 Second City Firsts Episode "Postcards from Southsea"
Premiere Episode "A Hymn from Jim"
1978 Hazell Episode "Hazell and the Maltese Vulture"
Sense of Place Episode "From the Roots Came the Rapper"
Z-Cars Episode "Departures"
BBC2 Play of the Week Episode "Fearless Frank"
1978–1983 Play for Today 2 episodes
1979 The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game Episode "Horsenap"
1980 Armchair Thriller 5 episodes
1981 Wolcott 1 episode
Theatre Box Episode "Marmalade Atkins in Space"
1982 ITV Playhouse Episode "Nightlife"
1982–1983 Educating Marmalade 3 episodes
1983 Bergerac Episode "A Miracle Every Week"
Video Stars TV movie
Bouncing Back TV movie
1985 Blue Money TV movie
1986 Screen Two 4 episodes
Call Me Mister Episode "Long Shot"
1987 Deadly Nightmares 2 episodes
1987–1989 Miami Vice 4 episodes
1988 Crime Story 3 episodes
1989 Dealers
Midnight Caller 3 episodes
1990 Curiosity Kills TV movie
DEA Unknown episodes
Wiseguy 2 episodes
1991 Death Merchant
1992 Notorious TV movie
Midnight's Child TV movie
1993 Anna Lee: Headcase TV movie
The Untouchables 2 episodes
1994 Terror in the Night TV movie
Space Precinct Episode "Double Duty"
1995 Live Shot 2 episodes
1996 A Kidnapping in the Family TV movie
September TV movie
Sliders Episode "Obsession"
1996–1999 Nash Bridges 2 episodes
1997 Feds Episode "Do No Harm"
When Secrets Kill TV movie
1998 Nightmare Street TV movie
Space Island One 4 episodes
Supply & Demand 3 episodes
The New Adventures of Robin Hood 3 episodes
1999 CI5: The New Professionals 2 episodes
2000 Harbour Lights Episode "No More Heroes"
Urban Gothic Episode "Vampirology"
Falling Through
2001 Lexx 5 episodes
2001–2003 In Deep 10 episodes
Holby City 4 episodes
2004 Starhunter 7 episodes
2005 Kojak 2 episodes
2005–2008 NCIS 7 episodes
2006 Night Stalker Episode "What's the Frequency, Kolchak?"
Eureka Episode "Primal"
2006–2007 The 4400 3 episodes
2007 Numbers Episode "Finders Keepers"
2007–2011 Burn Notice 3 episodes
2009 Crash Episode "Endangered Species"
2009–2012 Breaking Bad Episodes: "Phoenix," "I See You," "Bullet Points," and "Buyout"
2010 Trauma Episode "Sweet Jane"
The Glades Episode "Honey"
Medium Episode "Talk to the Hand"
2011 The Secret Circle Episode "Loner"
Person of Interest Episode "Judgment"
2012 House Episode "Man of the House"
Damages Episode "Have You Met the Eel Yet?"
Elementary Episode "Lesser Evils"
2012–2014 Franklin & Bash 3 episodes
2012–2015 Revenge 5 episodes
2013 Monday Mornings Episode "Communion"
Do No Harm Episode "Circadian Rhythms"
Lucky 7 Episode "Gold Star, Inc."
2014 Killer Women 2 episodes
Fargo Episodes: "The Six Ungraspables" and "Buridan's Ass"
The Bridge 2 episodes
Resurrection Episode "Miracles"
2015 Battle Creek Episode "The Hand-Off"
Ray Donovan 4 episodes
2015–2016 Better Call Saul Episodes: "Hero," "RICO," and "Inflatable"
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Episode "The Harmful One"
The Family 2 episodes
Masters of Sex 3 episodes
The Man in the High Castle Episode "The Road Less Traveled"
2017 Get Shorty Episode "Sins of a Chambermaid"
Ten Days in the Valley Episode "Day 2: Cutting Room Floor"
2017–2019 Billions 7 episodes
2018 Six Episode "Critical"
2018–2019 The Affair 5 episodes
2019 Wu-Tang: An American Saga Episode "Assassination Day"
2020 The Sinner Episode "Part V"
Briarpatch 2 episodes
The Great 3 episodes
2022 The Offer (TV series) 2 episodes
Panhandle Pilot episode "To Bell or Not to Bell?"; also executive producer

As producer

Year Title Notes
2015 Ray Donovan Supervising producer, 12 episodes
2016 Masters of Sex Co-executive producer, 10 episodes