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Mark Mylod
Born1965 (age 55–56)
OccupationTelevision director
Film director
Executive producer
Spouse(s)Amy Westcott

Mark Mylod (born 1965) is a British television and film director and executive producer. He is best known for his work on the television series The Royle Family, Entourage, Game of Thrones, Shameless, and Succession. He has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Producers Guild of America Award, and two British Academy Television Awards.


Mark Mylod directed several television shows in the United States and in the United Kingdom, many of them for the BBC. Mylod co-produced the HBO television series Entourage, on which he was also a regular director.[citation needed]

Prior to Entourage, Mylod 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.[citation needed]

Mylod directed and executive-produced the pilot episode of the U.S. version of the dramedy, Shameless, for Showtime. He remains a co-executive producer and frequent director on the series.[1]

In 2011, Mylod directed and executive-produced the pilot of the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time.[2]

In 2014, he directed the pilot episode for American TV Series The Affair.[citation needed] In the same year, he directed episodes 3 and 4 of Season 5 of the HBO series Game of Thrones.[3] He returned to the show for Season 6, where he directed episodes 7 and 8[4] and episodes 2 and 3 of Season 7.[citation needed]

Mylod next acted as executive producer and director on seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Succession for HBO.

Personal life

Mylod is married to costume designer Amy Westcott.[5]

Mylod was born in Devon in 1965, before moving to Los Angeles in 2006. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.


  1. ^ "'Shameless' Season Finale: EP Talks Season 2's Wild Ride and the Gallagher Evolution". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "ABC’s Fairy-Tale Pilot Gets a Director". Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Game of Thrones Season 5: What We Know So Far". Watchers On The Wall. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  4. ^ Hibberd, James (25 June 2015). "Game of Thrones directors revealed for mysterious season 6". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ Chaban, Matt (5 April 2011). "'Ali G' Director, Costume Designer Join BroBrit Ranks" The New York Observer. Retrieved 14 April 2011.