Mick Jackson
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Mick Jackson at the 70th Annual Peabody Awards
Born (1943-10-04) 4 October 1943 (age 79)
Occupation(s)director, producer

Mick Jackson (born 4 October 1943) is an English film director and television producer best known for the 1984 BAFTA-winning TV film Threads.[1]

Early life

Jackson was born on 4 October 1943 in the settlement of Aveley in Essex, England. He attended Palmer's School before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in electronics at the University of Southampton and a postgraduate degree in drama from the University of Bristol.[2]


Between 1973 and 1987, he directed many documentary and drama productions for BBC TV and Channel 4, including the 1984 Cold War television film Threads.[3][4] He also directed theatrical feature films, including L.A. Story (1991), Volcano (1997) and the Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston thriller The Bodyguard (1992).


Jackson won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for the biopic television film Temple Grandin.[5]

He also won the Television Single Drama category for Threads at the 1985 BAFTA Awards.[6]





  1. ^ Was Threads the scariest TV showever made? - BBC Culture
  2. ^ "Temple Grandin" (PDF). ĊAK. 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ Threads (1984)|MUBI
  4. ^ "THREADS (Mick Jackson, 1984) on Vimeo".
  5. ^ Temple Grandin|Television Academy
  6. ^ 1985 Television Single Drama|BAFTA Awards
  7. ^ "Threads (1984)". bfi screenonline.com. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  8. ^ Harris, Will (5 May 2010). "A Chat with Mick Jackson, director of Temple Grandin". premiumhollywood.com. Retrieved 13 February 2012.