Justin
Martin

Director for Theatre and Television

Justin is an award winning director working in theatre, film and television. He has worked throughout North America, Europe and Australasia. 

Most recently Justin has directed Jodie Comer in Suzie Miller’s award winning play Prima Facie at the Pinter Theatre in the West End. Justin was co-director on Stephen Daldry’s critically acclaimed Together for Sonia Friedman Productions, BBC Films, and Shoebox Films (starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan). Justin then went onto win a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for Together.

Earlier this year his television series, Untitled— developed in conjunction with Fremantle — sold to Amazon, UK.

Justin is also currently developing a film adaptation of the hit play The Jungle for the BBC. His critically acclaimed production of The Jungle (A Young Vic/National Theatre co-production also co-directed with Daldry) most recently played in San Francisco, following sellout seasons at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, in the West End and at The Young Vic. The show garnered awards including an Obie, a Southbank Sky Arts Award and a Broadway World Award for Best Direction. 

Justin’s critically acclaimed production of Low Level Panic sold out twice at the Galway Theatre Festival before touring throughout Ireland and to a sell out season in Australia.

Other recent theatre credits include: Last Chance: A Plea For the Unaccompanied Children of Calais (Young Vic)
starring Carey Mulligan, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Samuel West; The Nether (Seymour Centre, Sydney); Far Away (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne); Fifty Two (Leicester Square Theatre); Good Chance/No
Chance
(as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love); Harvey and Frieda (Arcola Theatre); Street
(Mick Laly Theatre - Galway Theatre Festival), The Kitchen (HM Theatre, Victoria) and Skintight (fortyfivedownstairs,
Melbourne).

Justin has a long collaboration with director Stephen Daldry. Most recently, Justin was the associate director for Stephen’s award winning production of The Inheritance (Young Vic/West End/Broadway). He was the associate director for both Skylight (starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan) and The Audience (starring first Helen Mirren and later Kristin Scott Thomas) both in the West End and on Broadway.  He also worked with John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett on the
National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Let The Right One In (Dundee Rep/Royal Court/West End/St Ann’s, NY/US Tour). He was an associate director on Billy Elliot The Musical working on Broadway, throughout North America, South Korea and Australia. 

Other film credits include work on Seasons 1 and 2 of the award winning Netflix series The Crown and on hugely successful NT Live performances of Skylight and The Audience.

Justin is an associate artist with Good Chance Theatre - a company dedicated to making work with and about refugees. He has directed a number of works for them, including most recently working on a number of promo’s for The Walk - a theatre festival spanning 8000km from The Syrian border to Manchester. He was the inaugural recipient of the Roger Leach Award for Theatre.

Justin continues to develop work with some of the worlds most renowned theatre, film and television companies. He is
attached to direct new plays in London, Sydney and New York when COVID 19 abates. He is also currently developing film and television projects in the UK, US and Australia.





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Theatre

Director 

Writer Suzie Miller
The Pinter Theatre, West End
Co-Director with Stephen Daldry 

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

Young Vic Theatre/ Playhouse Theatre London/ St Ann's Warehouse New York/ Curran San Francisco
Associate Director 
Writer Matthew Lopez

Inspired by the novel Howards End by E. M. Forster

Young Vic, West End and Broadway
Seymour Centre
Leicester Square Theatre
Writer Clare McIntyre
Starring
  • Geraldine Hakewill
  • Amy Ingram
  • Kate Skinner
  • Old Fitz Theatre - Sydney
    Starring
  • Juliet Stephenson
  • Carey Mulligan
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Joely Richardson
  • Samuel West
  • The Young Vic/Good Chance Theatre
    Writer Clare McIntyre
    Starring
  • Eimear Kilmartin
  • Sarah O'Toole
  • Aoife Martyn
  • Galway Theatre Festival and Irish National Tour
    Writer Ben Ellis
    Starring
  • Tom Holland
  • Abram Rooney
  • Mabel Clements
  • In development

    The Bush
    Writer Brendan Cowell
    Starring
  • Richard Pyros
  • Abram Rooney
  • A reading

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

    Ensemble Studio’s and Bondi Pavillion

    Assistant Director 

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

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

    Television

    Assistant Director & Associate Director & Second Unit Director 

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

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

    Left Bank for Netflix

    Assistant Director 

    Together
    BAFTA for Best Single Drama
    Director Stephen Daldry
    Starring
  • James McAvoy
  • Sharon Horgan


  • A couple are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown. She is a charity worker, a coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. She's the daughter of a dentist father and an `old socialist' mother and the only grandparent still around. He, meanwhile, is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy.


    Film

    Director 

    Adaptation of stage play

    In Development

    Shoebox Films / BBC Films

    2nd Unit Director 

    Director Thea Sharrock
    Writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce
    Starring
  • Michael Ward
  • Bill Nighy
  • Broadcaster