Jon Sen

Jon Sen

Jon Sen is a British television and film director born in Bradford in 1973.

Sen attended Bradford Grammar School between the 1984 and 1992. He read Political Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge and graduated in 1995. After training at ARTTS International in Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire, he became an accomplished documentary editor between 1996 and 2000, editing landmark British documentary series including Secret History, Witness and The Real...

In 2000, Sen was awarded his first BBC drama commission to write and direct "The Love Doctor". His second low budget television film, "Reignited" was made for Channel 4 and met with critical success. In 2003, BAFTA award-winning producer Catherine Wearing employed Sen to direct Channel 4's £2 million flagship drama "Second Generation" starring Parminder Nagra. Despite being a ratings flop, the drama was critically acclaimed. Nagra won an EMMA for her lead performance and the programme was named in the Observer's top ten television of 2003.

Sen continued to direct other big-budget drama including "Frances Tuesday" starring Tamzin Outhwaite and the popular Newcastle police drama, "55 Degrees North" (BBC1) starring Don Gilet and Dervla Kirwan. "Frances Tuesday" was a huge and much needed success for ITV. It was the highest rated single drama of 2004 and went on to sell in over 43 countries worldwide, cementing Outhwaite’s place as one of the most popular faces on British TV.

Sen has written for both TV, film and has is an occasional contributor to newspapers and magazines.

In May 2006, Sen completed Stan for BBC 4 about the final meeting between Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, starring Father Ted star Jim Norton.

He lives in North London.

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