About Stuart Urban
As a director, Stuart has worked with top talent including Terence Stamp, Derek Jacobi, Malcolm McDowell, Celia Imrie, Frances Barber, Nigel Havers, Sue Johnston, Udo Kier, and many more.
He has also spotted and cast upcoming actors, including a future James Bond - Daniel Craig and a Dr Who - Chris Eccleston - early in their career.
In 2001 Stuart produced, wrote and directed Revelation, a mystical thriller starring Terence Stamp, James Darcy and Udo Kier.
It follows the quest to locate and understand a relic that heralds the fusion of science and religion. Budgeted at $9 million, it sold widely.
Alexander Walker of the Evening Standard found it “excellent…a film with a brain behind it”.
In 2007 Stuart’s feature doc Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead followed his father, who escaped from both the Holocaust and the Gulag, retracing his steps decades later. Theatrically released in the UK, it toured festivals with award-winning success, including nominations at the British Independent Film Awards and Griersons.
May I Kill U? (2013), starring Kevin Bishop and Frances Barber, is a black comedy about a cycling bobby who goes rogue after the London riots. Released theatrically in the UK, USA, Russia and elsewhere, it won a Silver Melies as one of the best European genre films of the year, among other awards. Philip French of The Observer described it as “funny, sharp and ruthless”.
The Secret (2016) is a 4-part miniseries written and executive produced by Stuart for ITV and Hat Trick Productions.
Based on a real-life crime, it stars James Nesbitt and achieved No 1 ratings and excellent reviews for the drama and its “superb script” (Daily Telegraph).