Mick Jackson
Mick Jackson at the 70th Annual Peabody Awards
Born (1943-10-04) 4 October 1943 (age 80)
Occupation(s)Director, Producer

Mick Jackson (born 4 October 1943) is an English film director and television producer best known for the 1984 BAFTA Award-winning television film Threads.[1] He is also known for directing projects such as the comedy L.A. Story (1991), the romance drama The Bodyguard (1992), the HBO film Temple Grandin (2010), and the drama Denial (2016).

Early life and education

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.