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Nick Hamm

Nick Hamm was a BAFTA-winning film and television director who was best known for helming the acclaimed films "The Hole" (2001), "Godsend" (2004), and "The Journey" (2016). Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Hamm's first love was the theater. After receiving his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Manchester, he relocated to London and immediately immersed himself in the city's thriving theater scene. After making a name for himself directing numerous smaller plays, Hamm became the resident director at the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. It was during his tenure as resident director at the Royal Shakespeare Company that Hamm had the opportunity to work with some of the most celebrated playwrights of the era, including Howard Barker and Arthur Miller. After having spent several years in the theater, Hamm was feeling a deep desire to transition into film directing. By the late 80s he was directing documentaries, short films and television shows, thus additionally making a name for himself as a screen director. His first bit of success came in 1992 when he earned a BAFTA for directing the short film "The Harmfulness of Tobacco" (1991). Over the course of the next several years Hamm would go on to direct a number of celebrated films, including "The Very Thought of You" (1998), "The Hole" (2001), and "Killing Bono" (2011). In addition to directing, by the late 2000s Hamm also delved into television producing. Some of the more notable shows he produced included "Rogue" (Audience, 2013-17) and "Full Circle" (Audience, 2013- ). In 2018 Hamm directed "Driven," starring Judy Greer and Lee Pace. The film, a biopic about the beleaguered auto industry executive John DeLorean, had its world premiere at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.
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