About

David Kerr is a BAFTA-winning comedy director.

His first feature, Johnny English Strikes Againstars the legendary Rowan Atkinson and double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson. It was 2018's highest-grossing comedy at the international box office.

On Christmas Eve 2020, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse , premiered on Sky One.
A feature-length film about the real-life meeting of two of Britain's most beloved children's authors, it stars Dawn French, Alison Steadman, Nina Sosanya, Jessica Hynes and Nick Mohammed.

David honed his comedy chops in TV, winning Best Comedy BAFTA for That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC), starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb and Olivia Colman.
As lead director of student house-share comedy Fresh Meat (C4/Hulu), written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, David brought together the cast and set the show's style. The show won 6 awards, including the RTS for Best Comedy.
David also helmed all six films in the first season of Inside No.9 (BBC/Hulu), the acclaimed anthology written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. 

In 2016, Russell T. Davies asked David to direct his radical, RTS award-winning film of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Matt Lucas and Maxine Peake.

David's commercial work includes a US/global campaign for Spotify and TV spots including Argos: So Stylish Suki Can Wear It, Farrow & Ball and Make My Money Matter,, starring Jason Isaacs and co-written with Richard Curtis.

David grew up in Belfast. He started directing plays at Cambridge University, graduating with a first class degree in Classics. 
Based in London, he holds British and Irish passports and a current 0-1 US visa.

David is currently in post-production on Man Vs. Bee, a major new original comedy for Netflix starring Rowan Atkinson.