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Tim Hopewell is a BAFTA-nominated, established television director with a reputation for bringing a uniquely enthusiastic and highly creative approach to all his work. Actors and crew are supported and encouraged; the final results are always outstanding. 
His popular drama credits include Coronation Street, 
Waterloo Road, Hollyoaks and Doctors where his work
is consistently original, but never incongruously so.
For CBBC, he’s directed six seasons of the
BAFTA-winning comedy drama, ‘4 o’clock Club’, two seasons of the slapstick comedy ‘Danny and Mick’, a laugh-out-loud season of ‘Class Dismissed’ and four episodes of the ground-breaking children’s classic ‘Grange Hill.’   
For Nickelodeon he directed all three seasons of the
worldwide success ‘House of Anubis’ – two time winner of
the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award - and the opening
season of their global series, ‘Ride’.
He picked up BAFTA nominations for '4 o’clock Club' and the Newsround Special ‘Anne Frank: A life in Hiding.'
His particular talent for comedy and contemporary
drama is most visible in his work with and for young
people, where his deep understanding of how to
develop the talents of young actors has resulted
in hugely successful and much-loved television.

Tim cut his teeth directing at Granada TV in Manchester England, travelling the globe producing series after series

of popular factual documentaries including ‘Savage Planet’, uncovering the world’s most hazardous places and ‘Eye of the Storm’, telling the human stories of the impact of our most dangerous weather.  Over twelve million people saw

‘Garages from Hell’, exposing the UK’s dodgiest garages. His documentary about David Beckham, ‘Beckham’s Body Parts’ investigated the science behind this sporting enigma and his body and was a cultural milestone in sports documentary-making. Other documentary series include ‘Incredible Stories’ where a similarly scientific approach was brought to some of the world’s greatest mysterious phenomenons like vampires, Bigfoot and Atlantis.

In between drama projects Tim regularly returns to his factual roots. There have been memorable stints on ‘Come Dine With Me’ for CH4 and ‘The Only Way is Essex’ for ITV. Other one-off factual specials include: ‘The Nations Favourite Beatles No.1’ and ‘7 Up & Me’ both for ITV; the feature-length ‘Greatest Ever Screen Chases’ for Sky; and an hour for Ch 4 on Comedians and their drinking habits, ‘This Bloke walks into a bar.’  ‘Casualty 24/7’, ‘Hoarders’and ‘Shoplifters & Scammers’ for CH5, where he achieved a career goal - getting a clip featured on Gogglebox!

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