Justin Martin

Director for Theatre and Television

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Biography

Justin is an award winning director working in theatre and television. He has studied and worked extensively throughout North America, The UK and Australasia. 

Justin’s most recent credits include Low Level Panic (Galway Theatre Festival and Irish National Tour), Fifty Two (The Leicester Square Theatre); Harvey and Frieda at the Arcola; Far Away (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne).

Justin was the associate director on the critically acclaimed Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre and The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre, both of which he transferred to Broadway in 2015. He also worked with John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett on the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Let The Right One In at the Royal Court and the Apollo Theatre. He was an associate director on Billy Elliot The Musical working on Broadway, throughout North America, Korea, Amsterdam and Australia. 

He is currently developing a stage adaptation of the Australian film The Black Balloon with the Bush Theatre, London and a new play tentatively called The Tosca Project with BMEC in Bathurst, Australia. 

Alongside this Justin is working with Stephen Daldry and Peter Morgan on their television series The Crown, the first series of which aired in November 2016. He is currently working on Series 2 in the UK and South Africa. 

Justin is an Associate Director with Ironbark (London) and was resident dramaturge for The Living Room Theatre Company (Australia). In 2005, he was the inaugural recipient of the Roger Leach Award for Theatre.

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Theatre

Director

Director 
 

An immersive play about the residents and volunteers of "The Jungle" and their hopes, dreams, sufferings and resilience. 

Co-directed with Stephen Daldry. 

Young Vic Theatre
 
Producer Devised by the Company.
 
Galway Theatre Festival
 
Writer Clare McIntyre
Starring
  • Geraldine Hakewill
  • Amy Ingram
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    Old Fitz Theatre - Sydney
     
    Starring
  • Juliet Stephenson
  • Carey Mulligan
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Joely Richardson
  • Samuel West
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    The Young Vic/Good Chance Theatre
     
    Writer Clare McIntyre
    Starring
  • Eimear Kilmartin
  • Sarah O'Toole
  • Aoife Martyn
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    Galway Theatre Festival and Irish National Tour
     
    Writer Ben Ellis
    Starring
  • Tom Holland
  • Abram Rooney
  • Mabel Clements
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    In development

    The Bush
     
    Writer Cheryl Ward
     

    A workshop

    TAP Productions
     
    Writer Ben Ellis
    Starring
  • Tony Bell
  • Caroline Faber
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    Arcola Theatre
     
    Writer Brendan Cowell
    Starring
  • Richard Pyros
  • Abram Rooney
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    A reading

     
    Writer Caryl Churchill
    Starring
  • Caroline Lee
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    fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
     
    Writer Arnold Wesker
     
    Helen MacPherson Smith Theatre (BAPA)
     
    Writer Gary Henderson
    Starring
  • Michael Whalley
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    fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
     
     
    Natya Mandala Theatre
     
     
    The Studio, Sydney Opera House and La Mama
     
    Writer Harold Pinter
    Starring
  • Teague Rook
  • Vincent Gil
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    Writer & Director

     
    Ensemble Studio’s and Bondi Pavillion
     

    Assistant Director

    Director Stephen Daldry
    Writer David Hare
    Starring
  • Bill Nighy
  • Carey Mulligan
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    Associate Director.

    Wyndams Theatre
     
    Director Stephen Daldry
    Writer Peter Morgan
    Starring
  • Helen Mirren
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    Associate Director. 

    Gielgud Theatre
     
    Director John Tiffany
    Writer Jack Thorne
     

    Resident Director. 

    National Theatre Of Scotland, The Royal Court, Apollo Theatre
     
    Director Stephen Daldry
    Writer Lee Hall
     

    Associate Director. 

    New York, Toronto, Brazil, Chicago, North America tour, Korea and Australia
     
    Director Peter Evans
     

    Associate Director

    Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company
     

    Director & Creator

     
    Encampment and The Festival of Love, Southbank Centre
     

    Assistant Director & Associate Director

    Director Stephen Daldry
    Writer Joe Murphy, Joe Robertson
     

    A workshop

    Good Chance at the National Theatre Studio
     

    Associate Director

    Director Stephen Daldry
     

    A two-part play about the heart-break and humour of being young, gay and in New York. 

     

    TV

    Assistant Director & Associate Director & Second Unit Director

    Creator Peter Morgan
    Director Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Ben Caron, Julian Jarrold
    Writer Peter Morgan
    Starring
  • Matt Smith
  • John Lithgow
  • Jared Harris
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    Majestic 10-part series for Netflix about the British Royal Family. 

    Left Bank for Netflix
     
    Director Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Ben Caron
    Writer Peter Morgan
    Starring
  • Claire Foy
  • John Lithgow
  • Matt Smith
  • Jeremy Northam
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    Second series of the hit Netflix series about the early life of Queen Elizabeth II

    Left Bank for Netflix