Michael Whyte is a film and television director whose work includes documentary and drama. As well as directing films he has written several screenplays, notably Catherine, winner of two international awards, and an adaptation of Birdsong, the best selling novel by Sebastian Faulks. His CV is distinguished for its range and quality. Apart from producing and directing some of the most innovative documentaries on television he has worked with the best writers in their field including Kazuo Ishiguro, Stephen Poliakoff, John Byrne, Deborah Moggach, Shelagh Delaney, Peter Flannery and Lynda La Plante.
His awards include the Prix Italia and Press Guild Winner for Creggan, Chicago International Film Festival Gold Medal for A Profile of Arthur J. Mason, Special Jury Award, San Francisco Film Festival and winner of Prix Europa award for Catherine, Bafta nomination and winner of The Royal Television Society Award best series for Blind Justice, Winner Umbria Festival, Best film, Best Actor, Best Music for The Railway Station Man. He directed the acclaimed six episode Your Cheatin’ Heart by John Byrne which was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival as a one day event.
He is and has been a visiting tutor in various film schools such as The London College of Printing, The Royal College of Art, The London Film School and the National Film and Television School.
He is also a photographer and has had photographs published in the national press and magazines.