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Lisa Clarke

Lisa Clarke

Lisa began her directing career in theatre before making the crossover to television via script editing on EastEnders (BBC). Moving into direction, she helmed multiple episodes of the BAFTA-winning soap, which led to directing on such popular series as Call the Midwife (Neal Street Productions/BBC), Doctors (BBC Studios), The Good Karma Hospital (Tiger Aspect/ITV), Holby City and WPC 56 (both BBC).  

Through the BAFTA Elevate programme, she met showrunner Emma Frost and went on to direct on both seasons of Frost’s most recent show, The Spanish Princess (New Pictures/Starz). She followed this with first season episodes of Dalgliesh (Acorn/Channel 5) and Sanditon (Red Planet/ITV). More recently, Lisa directed the opening block of season seven of Outlander (Leftbank Pictures/Starz), returning to direct two episodes in the second half of the season, which is due to air in 2024. She has started work on the second block of Toby Whithouse’s new show, The Red King (Quay Street/UKTV), also due to air in 2024. 

Her other credits include the short film Heard (2014), which was screened as part of the London Short Film Festival and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Before her move into television, Lisa studied Theatre Direction at the Central School of Speech and Drama and won the highly sought after Carlton/Donmar Traineeship, spending a year as assistant director to Sam Mendes. 

Currently, Lisa is developing Mrs Raffles with 108 Media, a new period drama written by Alison Hume. Set in the East Indies, it follows the lives of women, both local and those newly arriving from England, as they try to navigate this uncharted world. Lisa will open the show and executive produce the rest. 

Agent: Jennie Miller, Independent Talent