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Sallie Aprahamian

Sallie Aprahamian has been directing television for close to three decades.


Recent work includes lead director on ‘Poldark', starring Aidan Turner, directing the opening and closing episodes of the final season, and directing 2 x episodes of 'Dr Who' ('Arachnids in The UK' and 'The Witchfinders') with Jodie Whittaker in her first season as The Doctor featuring guest artists Chris Noth and Alan Cummings.


Sallie’s body of work includes many critically acclaimed shows including: 'Teachers' (Tiger Aspect) starring Andrew Lincoln - BAFTA Nominated, The Sins' (BBC2) starring Pete Postlethwaite - 3 x BAFTA nominations, 'Extremely Dangerous' (Picture Palace/NW5 Films) starring Sean Bean, 'Real Men' (BBC Scotland) starring Ben Daniels - RTS nomination, 'The Lakes' (Company Pictures) starring John Simm - BAFTA Nominated, 'This Life' (World Productions) BAFTA and RTS winner, and ‘Lip Service’ (Kudos).


For CBBC she directed the Series 3 finale of teen drama 'Wolfblood', several episodes of 'The Dumping Ground', ‘The Worst Witch’ (Netflix/ZDF/CBBC co-production) and 'Hetty Feather' - earning 3 x BAFTA nominations for her work in four years.


She has collaborated with a wide range of writers - including Jeremy Brock, Tony Jordan, Billy Ivory, Chris Chibnall, Debbie Horsfield and the late Frank Deasy.


Recent projects have consolidated Sallie’s experience of working with CGI, visual effects and animatronics - ‘Wolfblood’ (Trixter), ‘The Worse Witch’ (Milk), ‘Dr Who’ (DNeg), and ‘Poldark’ (Lexhag).


Sallie directed her first feature film 'Broken Lines' in 2007 co-starring Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams, selected for Venice Giornate degli Autori and London Film Festivals in 2008.


Prior to her success in television, she directed over thirty productions of new work in theatre for a wide range of of companies. She developed and directed the critically acclaimed 'Blue Night In The Heart Of The West' by James Stock, which won the George Devine Award.

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