Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh

Highest Rated: 97% 45 Years (2015)

Lowest Rated: 58% Greek Pete (2009)

Birthday: Mar 7, 1973

Birthplace: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Director, writer and producer Andrew Haigh established himself as a significant voice in LGBT drama with the lo-fi festival hit "Weekend" (2011) and naturalistic TV series "Looking" (HBO, 2014-) before achieving a similar level of acclaim with his heart-wrenching portrait of married life, "45 Years" (2015). Born in Yorkshire, England in 1972, Haigh's love of cinema flourished during his stint as an usher at London's National Film Theatre. After moving to Los Angeles to study film, he landed assistant editing jobs on various action-packed box-office hits including "Gladiator" (2000), "Black Hawk Down" (2001) and "Shanghai Knights" (2003). Haigh began his own film-making career with the short "Oil" (2003), and continued to moonlight for the rest of the decade, editing the likes of "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005), "Hannibal Rising" (2007) and "The Matador's Mistress" (2008), while also honing his skills as a writer, producer and director on the short films "Markings" (2005), "Cahuenga Blvd" (2005) and "Five Miles Out" (2009). After making the leap into feature-length films with "Greek Pete" (2009), a low-budget drama chronicling the year in the life of a London rent boy, Haigh became the toast of the festival circuit two years later with "Weekend" (2011), a beautifully-observed tale of a one-night stand which blossoms into something much more substantial. Haigh adopted a similarly docu-realistic style when he ventured into television as the executive producer and director of "Looking" (HBO, 2014-), an authentic depiction of gay life in San Francisco which gradually developed a loyal audience over the course of its first season, four episodes from which Haigh also wrote. Adapted from a short story by poet David Constantine, "45 Years" (2015) saw Haigh move further into the mainstream with an intimate portrayal of a long-time married couple whose wedding anniversary plans are disrupted by a shock revelation.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 74% Lean on Pete Director,
Screenwriter
$1.2M 2017
89% 81% Looking: The Movie Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2016
97% 67% 45 Years Director,
Screenwriter
$4.3M 2015
95% 86% Weekend Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
$469.9K 2011
58% 32% Greek Pete Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crack Willow Film Editing - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cahuenga Blvd. Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2005

TV

Credit
95% 83% The North Water Director,
Writer
2021
90% 92% Looking Executive Producer 2014-2015