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Gilles Bannier

Gilles Bannier

Award-winning director, Gilles Bannier began his career directing documentaries for Arte documentaries in his native France before moving into drama. 

He has directed all 6 episodes of Blue Lights for BBC. Prior to this he directed Trigger Point with Vicky McClure, and Tin Star with Tim Roth. Other notable credits include Lead Director on Series 2 of the acclaimed French crime drama, Spiral (Engrenages) for Canal+ and the critically acclaimed Les Beaux Mecs (Tony's Revenge).

His most recent French Television credit is the six-part drama, Paris for ARTE, and his first feature film, Arrêtez-moi là, was released in January 2016 to excellent reviews.


He directed Don't Go There at the Festival d'Avignon in 2018 with the help of Paul Smith who designed the poster and costumes for the show.

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