Benjamin Caron is a Golden Globe, Emmy & BAFTA, nominated British Film & Television director. His credits include Netflix’s “The Crown” Series 1 & 2, “Sherlock” and “Wallander.”
Benjamin started his TV career directing documentaries and live music broadcasts for artists such as Jay Z. He followed this in 2006 with “The Heist” for Channel 4, a BAFTA and RTS nominated one-hour special for renowned “Mentalist” Derren Brown.
Moving into drama, in 2012 Benjamin directed “Skins” earning himself an RTS nomination for Best Director. The debut season of “My Mad Fat Diary” followed and was subsequently nominated for an Emmy, BAFTA and RTS Award for Best Drama Series.
His first feature film, titled “Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This”, was released in 2013. Starring David Threlfall, Helen McCory and Amanda Redman, it was BAFTA nominated for Best Supporting Actor and BPG nominated for Best Single Drama.
In 2015, Ben directed the multi-BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe winning detective series “Wallander” for the BBC, starring Kenneth Branagh. He followed this in 2016, directing the finale episode and one-off special of “Sherlock”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss.
Ben directed episodes for the first two seasons of “The Crown” for Netflix. Season one aired to rave reviews, won a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series and was nominated for three awards, including Outstanding TV Series, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, at the Emmy’s. The eagerly anticipated second season premieres on Netflix in December 2017. “The Crown” season three is currently in preproduction, with Ben serving as Lead Director and Executive Producer.