Mark Mylod
  • Television director
  • film director
  • executive producer
Known forSuccession (2018–2023)
The Menu (2022)
SpouseAmy Westcott
AwardsTwo Primetime Emmy Awards
Two BAFTA TV Awards

Mark Mylod is a British television and film director and executive producer. He started his career in comedy directing British shows such as Shooting Stars, The Fast Show, The Royle Family for which he received two BAFTA TV Awards. He then transitioned into directing episodes from drama series such as Shameless (UK), Shameless (US), Entourage, The Affair, and Game of Thrones.

He found prominence for his work as director and executive producer of the HBO drama series Succession (2018–2023) for which he earned two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for directing "This Is Not for Tears" (2019) and "All the Bells Say" (2021), also receiving the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing - Drama Series for the latter. During this time he also directed the critically acclaimed satirical dark comedy film The Menu (2022).


Mark Mylod has directed several television shows in the United States and the United Kingdom, many of them for the BBC. He directed the feature films Ali G Indahouse, The Big White and What's Your Number? and the series Cold Feet, The Royle Family, and Bang Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer.[1]

Mylod co-produced the HBO television series Entourage, where he was also a regular director.[citation needed]. He would direct and executive-produce the pilot episode of the U.S. version of the dramedy, Shameless, for Showtime. He remained a co-executive producer and frequent director on the series.[2]

In 2011, Mylod directed and executive-produced the pilot of the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time.[3] He would go on to direct the pilot episode for American TV Series The Affair in 2014.[4] In the same year, he directed episodes 3 and 4 of Season 5 of the HBO series Game of Thrones.[5] He returned to the show for Season 6, where he directed episodes 7 and 8[6] and episodes 2 and 3 of Season 7.[7]

Mylod was an executive producer and director during seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Succession for HBO. He directed the film The Menu, starring Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy. The film was released in November 2022 to positive reviews.[8]




Year Title Notes
1995 The Stand-Up Show 2 episodes
Shooting Stars 2 episodes
1996 All Rise for Julian Clary 7 episodes
Shooting Stars: Unviewed and Nude
1996–2000 The Fast Show 3 episodes
1997 Phil Kay Feels...
1998 Cold Feet 2 episodes
1998–2006 The Royle Family 7 episodes
1999 Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer 6 episodes
The Web of Caves TV short
The Kidnappers TV short
2000 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) 3 episodes
The Dave Saint Show
2001 Baddiel's Syndrome
2004 Shameless 3 episodes
2006–2009 Entourage 23 episodes
2008 Welcome to The Captain Season 1, Episode 2: "Weekend at Saul's"
2009 United States of Tara 2 episodes
Washingtonienne Pilot episode: "Pilot"
2011 Once Upon a Time Pilot episode: Pilot
2011–2018 Shameless
2014 The Affair Pilot episode: "101"
2015 Backstrom Pilot episode: "Dragon Slayer"
Minority Report Pilot episode: "Pilot"
2015–2017 Game of Thrones 6 episodes
2018–2023 Succession 16 episodes
2020 Amazing Stories Episode: "The Rift"

Personal life

Mylod is married to costume designer Amy Westcott.[9]


Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2019 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Succession Nominated [10]
2020 Won [11]
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series "This Is Not for Tears", Succession Nominated
2022 Outstanding Drama Series Succession Won [12]
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series "All the Bells Say", Succession Nominated
1996 BAFTA TV Awards Best Light Entertainment Shooting Stars Nominated
1997 Won
The Fast Show Nominated
1998 Won
1999 Best Comedy (Programme or Series) The Royle Family Nominated


  1. ^ "'Succession' Director Mark Mylod Has Something to Prove". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  2. ^ "'Shameless' Season Finale: EP Talks Season 2's Wild Ride and the Gallagher Evolution". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "ABC's Fairy-Tale Pilot Gets a Director". Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ "'The Menu' Director Mark Mylod Talks His Return to the Big Screen After 11 Years Away". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Game of Thrones Season 5: What We Know So Far". Watchers On The Wall. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (25 June 2015). "Game of Thrones directors revealed for mysterious season 6". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Game of Thrones Director Mark Mylod Talks Deaths, Mistakes and Stoneheart". IGN. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  8. ^ "'The Menu' Director Mark Mylod Serves Up A Treat". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  9. ^ Chaban, Matt (5 April 2011). "'Ali G' Director, Costume Designer Join BroBrit Ranks" The New York Observer. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  10. ^ "71st Primetime Emmy Awards". Emmy Awards. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  11. ^ "72nd Primetime Emmy Awards". Emmy Awards. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  12. ^ "74th Primetime Emmy Awards". Emmy Awards. Retrieved 22 May 2023.