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. He followed this in 2006 with “The Heist” for Channel 4, a BAFTA nominated special for renowned “Mentalist” Derren Brown.
His 2012 drama debut directing “Skins” earned Benjamin an RTS nomination for Best Director. “My Mad Fat Diary” followed and was subsequently nominated for an Emmy and a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. His first feature film “Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This” was released in 2013. The BAFTA nominated film starred David Threlfall, Helen McCory and Amanda Redman.
In 2015, Benjamin directed the multi-BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe winning BBC detective series “Wallander”, 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.
Benjamin 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 Benjamin serving as Lead Director and Executive Producer.