Sir John Christian William Birkin, 6th Baronet (born 2 July 1953) is a British director and producer.[1]


John Birkin is a television director and production manager, known for Mr. Bean (1990), Chef! (1993), and Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000), among other television shows.[2]

Birkin's father was the Gothic novelist Charles Birkin and his mother was the Australia-born actress Janet Johnson.[2] He and the actress Jane Birkin both come from the lineage of the Birkin baronetcy and he is the 6th baronet. He is the cousin of Andrew Birkin, David Birkin, Jane Birkin, and Ned Birkin. He was married to Emma Gage on 25 June 1994 and they have two children.


As director
As producer

See also


  1. ^ "John Birkin". PJB. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "John Birkin". IMDb. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom Preceded byCharles Birkin Baronet(of Ruddington Grange) 1985–present Incumbent