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Shannon Murphy

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'Every Second'
'Crestfall'
'The One-Eyed Man is King'
'Orfeo ed Euridice'
'Trapture'
'Beached'
Shannon has an acclaimed career in theatre and credits her interest in storytelling to a peripatetic childhood. Her American mother (an occupational therapist) and Australian father (who worked in the hotel industry) lived in Botswana when she was born, then moved to hotels in Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and then back to Hong Kong, the place she still thinks of as home. Her theatre work is adventurous, innovative and controversial, creating something bold, accomplished and playful with each production.
'Every Second'
'Crestfall'
'The One-Eyed Man is King'
'Orfeo ed Euridice'
'Trapture'
'Beached'

Selected News

'Last Lonely Menopause'
receives
two shortlists
at the
2022 SHOTS Awards
Ad of the Year: 'Best Direction' and Ad of the Year: 'Best Casting'
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The
APA
Award
'Last Lonely Menopause' is included in the 2022 Collection, a definitive record of the Best of British Advertising.
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WOMEN IN MOTION Cannes awards
Viola Davis: “I want my ceiling to be someone else’s floor.”
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INDIEWIRE Praises Babyteeth
"Babyteeth is the kind of soft-hearted tearjerker that does everything in its power to rescue beauty from pain; the kind that feels like it would…
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Muse
By
Clio
Shannon Murphy: Margo Mars [Lief founder/EP] and I like collaborating with different voices and approaches to create work that really speaks to the large consumer…
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Shannon Murphy scores Best Director BAFTA Nomination!
ScreenDaily has the scoop.
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Shannon Murphy directs #LastLonelyMenopause
Channel 4’s Diversity in Advertising Award-winner TENA shows unspoken truths around menopause.
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the power:
coming
soon
Shannon Murphy will direct 3 episodes of the new Amazon Prime sci-fi TV series alongside director and cinematographer Reed Morano (The Handmaid's Tale).
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Shannon Murphy receives WOMEN IN MOTION Award
Every year in Cannes, "Women In Motion" pays tribute to a promising female film director.
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All Work

“I never stop at the surface of things, I want to know why a character reacts and acts in a certain way, and what makes them pulse with desire.”

Hailed by Variety as one of 10 directors to watch in 2020, Shannon Murphy is a multi-award-winning film, television and theatre director. After an acclaimed career in theatre and having established herself in television, Shannon’s debut feature film ‘Babyteeth’ (2019) earned her accolades worldwide, including a BAFTA nomination for Best Director. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis and Eliza Scanlen, Babyteeth competed at Venice Film Festival, nominated for the Golden Lion – one of only two films directed by women in festival competition.

In television, her most recent works included the latest season of Killing Eve (2020) and directing many much-loved Australian television shows such as Rake, Offspring, and Love Child. Shannon recently directed on ‘The Power’ for Amazon Studios, based on Naomi Alderman’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Shannon Murphy is the recipient of the Kering Women in Motion prize, presented at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in recognition of promising female talent within our industry.