Susanna White

Susanna White is a British film and TV director. She studied Film and Television production at the University of California and began her career making documentaries, including The Gypsies Are Coming and Volvo City for the BBC and Channel 4 respectively. Winning a BAFTA nomination for “Best Documentary” in 1996 for The Museum, White turned to drama and in 1997 directed Bicycle Thieves. She returned to the documentary format in 2000 in Tell Me the Truth about Love, which won an Emmy Awards nomination. In 2005, she directed the BBC’s acclaimed drama series, Bleak House based on Charles Dickens’ novel. The series won a host of international broadcast awards including the BAFTA. From this success White went on to another highly-regarded drama series Jane Eyre which was equally lauded. In 2007 White directed HBO’s series Generation Kill.  In 2010 she directed the family film written by and starring Emma Thompson: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. She also directed Parade’s End, the critically acclaimed 2012 BBC series. Our Kind of Traitor, a spy thriller adapted from a John Le Carré novel and starring Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis, was released in 2016. Her latest feature film about the relationship between an American woman and the famous Sioux chief Sitting Bull, Women Walks Ahead, was released in 2018.