Director for film and television

China has most recently shot as leading director on Dolly Alderton's adaptation of her best selling memoir Everything I Know About Love for Working Title and BBC1. Prior to this, she worked on the sci-fi Intergalactic for Moonage Pictures/Sky, as well as directing an episode of Pennyworth, a DC Comic Book Batman inspired spin off for Epix/Warner Bros, and multiple episodes of The Rook, a supernatural spy drama on Starz.

China’s first television drama was Emo, written by Nicole Taylor for Channel 4's Coming Up season. Her television credits include Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Scott & Bailey, and Season 2 & 3 episodes of Call the Midwife, which became one of BBC1’s most successful television dramas.

China has since directed episodes for the First Season of Harlots, Humans and Spotless along with closing pioneering BBC3 drama Thirteen.

China attended The National Youth Theatre before graduating from Bristol University in Film, Theatre & Television. She made short films, Liar and Juvenile.




Creator Dolly Alderton
Producer Simon Maloney
  • Bel Powley
  • Emma Appleton
  • Adaptation of the best selling memoir

    Working Title for BBC1
    Producer Iona Vrolyk
    Director China Moo-Young

    Sci-fi action drama

    Moonage Pictures for Sky One
    1 x 60'
    Creator Bruno Heller
    Producer Matthew Patnick

    Drama thriller

    Warner Bros for Epix
    The Rook
    3 x 60'
    Creator Sam Holcroft & Al Muriel
    Producer Stephen Garrett & Steve Clark-Hall

    Spy thriller drama

    3 x 60'
    Creator Moira Buffini and Alison Newman
    Producer Lawrence Till
    Writer Moira Buffini

    Period drama series

    Monumental for ITV Encore, Hulu
    2 x 60'
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Writer Marnie Dickens


    BBC Drama for BBC1
    2 x 60'
    Producer Chris Fry
  • Gemma Chan
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • William Hurt
  • Neil Maskell
  • Colin Morgan
  • Katherine Parkinson
  • Sci-fi drama

    AMC/Kudos for Channel 4, AMC
    2 x 60'
    Creator Ed McCardie and Corinne Marrinan
    Producer Hugh Warren
  • Marc-André Grondin
  • Denis Ménochet
  • Miranda Raison
  • Crime drama

    Tandem/Canal Plus for Netflix
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Writer Heidi Thomas
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Miranda Hart
  • Helen George
  • Popular BBC drama
    Neal Street Productions for BBC1
    Producer Elwen Rowlands
    Writer Gwyneth Hughes

    Crime series pilot

    Warp/Bonafide for Sky Living
    Producer Hugh Warren

    Period medical drama created by Heidi Thomas based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in East London in the 1950s.

    Neal Street Productions for BBC One
    Writer Sally Wainwright
  • Suranne Jones
  • Lesley Sharp
  • Detective drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives.
    Red Production Company for ITV1
    10 x 3'
    Producer Chloe Moss
    Writer Rose Heiney/Sam Leifer & Ben Edwards
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
  • Director of the online films for the E4 comedy drama series which follows a bunch of unruly teenagers on community service who develop strange powers.
    Clerkenwell Films for E4
    Producer Jacquie Glanville/Roanna Benn
  • Billie Piper
  • The day-to-day adventures of a high end London escort, based on the blog and books by the pseudonymous 'Belle de Jour'.
    Tiger Aspect Productions/Showtime for ITV2



    Producer Molly Pope
  • Glenn Doherty
  • Four characters, a drag queen, a city boy, a lad, and a loner are all uttering falsehoods, inflated fibs, and tragic untruths. Nobody knows who's telling the truth because every one is a LIAR.
    Future Shorts
    Producer J Ensor
    Writer Glenn Doherty
  • Glenn Doherty
  • Sophie Shaw-Foucher
  • Louis Cordice
  • Tells the story of a single parent father with a teenage daughter and the day she brings home her new boyfriend.


    UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund
    Wanted Films
    Producer Jim Spencer/Hannah Weaver
  • Clare Grogan
  • Rachel Jackson
  • Lily Lovett
  • When a burnt out over-achiever finds himself back in his hometown after a breakdown, a McJob and an unlikely friendship help him reconnect with the world.
    Channel 4 Television
    IWC Media



    Music Video. Island Records
    Music Video. From the Debut Album 'The Constant' by Coco Sumner.
    Music Video. From the debut Album 'Walk Away Slow'
    Sony Playstation game. Digital Motion capture cut scenes. 75'
    Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/Lucky Number Records.
    Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/EMI. Nominated 2009 UK Music Video Awards - Best Cinematography.