Julian Jarrold, born in Norwich, is a BAFTA Award-nominated English film and television director. He is a member of the family which founded Jarrolds of Norwich in 1823 and was educated in Norfolk at Gresham’s School, Holt. He now lives in North London.
Jarrold most notably directed Great Expectations, starring Ioan Gruffudd, in 1999, as well as Kinky Boots (2006), and Becoming Jane (2007). All three films were widely heralded as successes, garnering great critical acclaim from the likes of The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Times. Jarrold directed the HBO film The Girl in 2013. The director received his first Emmy nomination for his work in the film, but had previously received many other BAFTA, BIFA, and Broadcasting Press Guild Award nominations.
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