Ian Sharp

Welcome to the portfolio of Ian Sharp


Welcome to my online portfolio. My IMDb entry is so hopelessly incorrect, despite repeated requests to change it, that I decided to create my own website.

I have been a director for more than thirty years and on this site, as well as a Biography. and Filmography, you can see clips from a variety of the projects Iíve directed during that time. My work is represented in 3 sections - Film, Television and Commercial.

To view this work you need to download flash from the link on the right. From there you can also download my profile or use my contact details to get in touch.

Thanks for visiting,

Ian Sharp.


Born 13th November 1946 in a music - hall joke called Clitheroe, in Lancashire.

In 1968 I left Durham University with a degree in Psychology and Modern Philosophy and joined the BBC, where I stayed until 1979 making documentaries for most notably Omnibus and Arena.

Since then I have been working consistently on projects such as "Minder", "The Professionals", "Who Dares Wins", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "GoldenEye" and more recently in film dramas such as "Tess of the D'Ubervilles".

Filling in all the while I have made commercials and short films all over the world on a freelance basis since 1992 to the present day.


  • Evolution Films

  • "Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War"
  • Comedy
  • LWT/Granada

  • "Tess Of The D'Ubervilles"
  • Drama
  • "GoldenEye" - James Bond

  • 2nd Unit Director
  • Action
  • Channel 4

  • "Pleasure"
  • Comedy
  • Turner Cable/ TVS / ABC Australia

  • "Secret Weapon"
  • Real Life Drama
  • "Fredrick Forsyth Presents"

  • Drama
  • NBC Columbia

  • "Pursuit"
  • Drama
  • HTV / Showtime Cable

  • "Codename Kyril"
  • Drama
  • Touchstone / Disney

  • "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
  • 2nd Unit Director
  • Action/Animation Comedy
  • Central TV

  • "Yesterday's Dreams"
  • Drama
  • CBS

  • "The Corsican Brothers"
  • Drama
  • Goldcrest

  • "Robin of Sherwood"
  • Action Drama
  • Rank / MGM / UA

  • "Who Dares Wins"
  • Action Drama
  • ITV1

  • "Minder" Series
  • Comedy
  • ITV1

  • "The Professionals"
  • Action