Will Sharpe


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Will Sharpe

A Footlights alumnus, Will graduated from Cambridge in 2008 and immediately joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 2011, he directed and co-wrote, with Tom Kingsley, his first feature-film, the critically-acclaimed and BAFTA nominated “Black Pond” starring Simon Amstell and Chris Langham. The film went on to be nominated for the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards, and was also nominated in the Evening Standard Film Awards for both Best Debut and Best Comedy.

In 2016, Will’s eagerly-anticipated and critically-lauded second feature – “The Darkest Universe” –was released. It was nominated for the Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards.

This was followed by two series of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 ‘comedy with a mental illness’ “Flowers”, written and directed by Will, and starring Olivia Coleman & Julian Barratt. Series 3 is currently in pre-production.