Nick Hamm biography
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Hamm received his education in England
before beginning his directing career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
became one of the company's most successful directors during his stay as
director from 1983 to 1988. Rather than stick to the classics, Hamm focused
most of his work on new plays by modern leading playwrights.
His experience at the RSC led him to direct major productions in Europe and
in time, he became the artistic director of the Sadler's Wells Theatre
By 1989, Hamm had moved from the stage and directed The Bottom Line for the
He followed up this documentary with his BAFTA award-winning
short film, The Harmfulness of Tobacco (1991). That same year he directed
Out of the Blue, which was a TV play about a video director, starring the
up-and-coming Catherine Zeta-Jones and Colin Firth.
In 1993, Hamm directed three critically acclaimed feature length television
episodes for the Rik Mayall Presents series, including Dancing Queen and
Micky Love. After a five year hiatus from sitting behind a camera, Hamm
to film his first comedy feature film, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and
Laurence, and Talk Of Angels (both 1998), both of which boasted
such rising stars as Monica Potter, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, Frances
McDormand and Penélope Cruz.
He started off the 21st century with a new genre, the horror film The Hole
(2001), which won the Special Prize of the Police at the Cognac Festival du Film Policier.
For his next film, another horror flick, Hamm flew to Ontario, Canada to direct Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in Godsend (2004).
Nick Hamm Filmography