Thomas Hescott-Burke

Thomas is a director and a writer.

He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course.  In 2015 Thomas was awarded a place on the BBC’s Emerging Directors scheme.

In 2017 he was named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist

Television credits include EastEnders and Holby City (currently filming)

He directed The Dark Room – a short film featuring David Mitchell, Miles Jupp and Matthew Baldwin. The film premiered at the 2016 London Short Film Festival.

He is the co-author of Outings which is currently on national tour. He co-wrote and directed The Act for Ovalhouse. The production was nominated for two Off West End Awards, including most promising playwright and transfered to the West End. He also directed the West End production of Tory Boyz by James Graham.

As an assistant director Thomas worked with numerous leading directors including Robert Wilson, Nicholas Hytner and Marianne Elliot.

He is the Executive Director of Stage Directors UK.

Thomas is represented by Dan Usztan at United Agents 

Headshot © Robert Workman