HARDY PICTURES

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Core Team


 
  • Justin Hardy – Creative Director

    Justin Hardy – Creative Director

    Justin is one of the top historical film makers in the UK. Combining his MA in history at Magdalen College, Oxford, and film studies at UCLA, he has specialized in directing period films with critical and popular success. He won the Royal Television Society’s first ever award for Best History Film in 2001 with The Great Plague. He won twice more in 2003 and 2005 with Invitation to a Hanging and Trafalgar Battle Surgeon. He won the Judges RTS Award in 2008 for City of Vice.

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  • Lucy Bassnett-McGuire - Head of Production

    Lucy Bassnett-McGuire - Head of Production

    Lucy has been with Hardy Pictures since its foundation, co-producing Trafalgar Battle Surgeon, Heist and The Relief of Belsen, and overseeing all other productions. Lucy worked in the US for a number of years on multi part documentary series for a range of broadcasters including Disney and Discovery, before moving back to the UK.

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A Harlot’s Progress Reviews

“This is a drama laden with atmosphere, brutal and elegant in equal measure. Throughout, the narrative remains faithful to the original paintings down to the minutest detail. But there are also flights of fancy that lift the drama beyond the original canvas.”

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