Most recently, Lisa Clarke has directed three episodes of The Good Karma Hospital for Tiger Aspect and ITV. Prior to this she directed on two series of the BAFTA-winning drama Call the Midwife. Clarke began her directing career in theatre. After studying Theatre Direction at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she went on to win the highly sought after Carlton/Donmar Traineeship and spent a year as Assistant Director to Sam Mendes at the Donmar Warehouse.
Having directed a number of successful theatre productions, Clarke made the crossover from stage to screen directing via a stint as a script editor on EastEnders. From there, she went on to direct the BAFTA-winning soap before going on to direct other popular dramas including Doctors, Holby City and WPC56.
Her first short film Heard (2014), staring Louise Brealey (Sherlock, Ripper Street) and Ferdinand Kingsley (Victoria), was screened as part of the London Short Film Festival and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.