Mark Mylod
Occupations
  • Director
  • producer
SpouseAmy Westcott
Children4

Mark Mylod is an English director and executive producer of film and television. He began his career directing comedy shows such as Shooting Stars, The Fast Show, and The Royle Family, for which he received two BAFTA TV Awards.

After transitioning into directing episodes of drama series (including Entourage, The Affair, Game of Thrones, and both the British and American versions of Shameless), Mylod became known for his work as a director and executive producer on the HBO drama series Succession (2018–2023), directing 16 episodes and producing 37. He won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series once and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series once.

Mylod also directed the films Ali G Indahouse (2002), The Big White (2005), What's Your Number? (2011), and The Menu (2022). All of them received mixed or negative reviews with the exception of The Menu, which was critically acclaimed.

Career

Mylod has directed several television shows in the United Kingdom and the United States, many of them for the BBC. He directed the feature films Ali G Indahouse, The Big White, and What's Your Number? as well as 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 a director and executive producer on the HBO drama series Succession (2018–2023), directing 16 episodes and producing 37. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series twice, once for "This Is Not for Tears" and again for "All the Bells Say", as well as winning the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series for the latter.

The Menu (2022), the first film directed by Mylod in 11 years, was released to critical acclaim.[8]

In January 2024, it was announced that Mylod would be a director on the second season of The Last of Us.[9]

Personal life

Mylod is married to costume designer Amy Westcott, with whom he has four children.[10]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Notes
2002 Ali G Indahouse
2005 The Big White
2011 What's Your Number?
2022 The Menu

Television

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 Episode: "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 12 episodes
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"
2025 The Last of Us

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2022 Astra TV Awards Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Succession (Episode: "All the Bells Say") Nominated [11]
2023 Succession (Episode: "Connor's Wedding") Won [12]
1996 British Academy Television Awards Best Light Entertainment (Programme or Series) Shooting Stars Nominated [13]
1997 Won [14]
The Fast Show Nominated
1998 Won [15]
1999 Best Comedy (Programme or Series) The Royle Family Nominated [16]
2019 Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Succession (Episode: "This Is Not for Tears") Nominated [17]
2021 Succession (Episode: "All the Bells Say") Won [18]
2023 Succession (Episode: "Connor's Wedding") Nominated [19]
2022 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards Oglethorpe Award The Menu Runner-up [20]
2020 Gold Derby TV Awards Drama Episode Succession (Episode: "This Is Not for Tears") Won [21]
2022 Succession (Episode: "All the Bells Say") Won [22]
2023 Succession (Episode: "Connor's Wedding") Won [23]
2014 Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Direction in a Comedy Series Shameless Nominated [24]
2018 Best Direction in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Won [25]
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Entourage Nominated [26]
2019 Outstanding Drama Series Succession Nominated
2020 Won
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Succession (Episode: "This Is Not for Tears") Nominated
2022 Outstanding Drama Series Succession Won
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Succession (Episode: "All the Bells Say") Nominated
2023 Outstanding Drama Series Succession Won
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Succession (Episode: "Connor's Wedding") Won
2009 Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy Entourage Nominated [27]
2019 Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama Succession Won [28]
2021 Won [29]
2023 Won [30]
2023 Saturn Awards Best Film Director The Menu Nominated [31]

References

  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". Vulture.com. 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. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (25 January 2024). "'The Last Of Us' Sets Season 2 Director Lineup With Mark Myload Leading New Additions". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  10. ^ Chaban, Matt (5 April 2011). "'Ali G' Director, Costume Designer Join BroBrit Ranks" The New York Observer. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  11. ^ Petski, Denis (7 July 2022). "'This Is Us', 'Succession', 'Severance', 'Ted Lasso' lead 2022 HCA TV nominations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Prime Video's 'The Boys' leads the 2023 Astra TV Awards". Hollywood Creative Alliance. 8 January 2024. Retrieved 8 January 2024.
  13. ^ "BAFTA Awards: Television in 1996". British Academy Television Awards. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  14. ^ "BAFTA Awards: Television in 1997". British Academy Television Awards. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  15. ^ "BAFTA Awards: Television in 1998". British Academy Television Awards. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  16. ^ "BAFTA Awards: Television in 1999". British Academy Television Awards. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  17. ^ "72nd Annual DGA Awards". Directors Guild of America Awards. 25 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  18. ^ "74th Annual DGA Awards". Directors Guild of America Awards. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  19. ^ "76th Annual DGA Awards". Directors Guild of America Awards. 9 January 2024. Retrieved 9 January 2024.
  20. ^ "Oglethorpe Award". Georgia Film Critics Association. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  21. ^ "2020 Gold Derby TV Awards winners: 'Schitt's' sweeps, 'Succession' succeeds, Reese Witherspoon rules and much more". Gold Derby. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  22. ^ "2022 Gold Derby TV Awards winners ceremony: 'Only Murders, 'Pachinko,' 'The White Lotus' …". Gold Derby. 11 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  23. ^ "2023 Gold Derby TV Awards ceremony: 'Succession' wins 7, 'The Bear' takes 4, Pedro Pascal is Performer of the Year". Gold Derby. 16 August 2023. Retrieved 16 August 2023.
  24. ^ "18th Annual TV Awards (2013-14)". Online Film & Television Association. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  25. ^ "22nd Annual TV Awards (2017-18)". Online Film & Television Association. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  26. ^ "Mark Mylod". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  27. ^ "2010 PGA Award Nominees and Winners". Producers Guild of America Awards. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  28. ^ Vary, Adam (18 January 2020). "'1917,' 'Succession' Among Top PGA Award Winners". Variety. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  29. ^ "Producers Guild of America Awards Celebrates CODA, Succession, Encanto, Summer of Soul, Ted Lasso, & More with Top Honors". Producers Guild of America Awards. 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  30. ^ "2024 PGA Awards – Winners". Producers Guild of America Awards. 25 February 2024. Retrieved 25 February 2024.
  31. ^ Hipes, Patrick (6 December 2023). "'Avatar: The Way of Water', 'Oppenheimer', 'Star Trek' Series Lead Nominations for Genre-Focused Saturn Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 December 2023.