Udayan is an award-winning drama director, jazz fiend and lifelong vegetarian. He’s cajoled, corralled and cossetted some of Britain’s finest actors and writers. He’s worked with Billy Connolly for God’s Sake.

The hugely admired My Son the Fanatic was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and has won a host of awards. The Yellow Handkerchief, starring William Hurt, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne opened the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. (There’s a hilarious picture of him on IMDB trying to out-scowl Kristen Stewart at some junket or other).

Udayan has directed large scale television productions including Key episodes of psychological crime drama The Tunnel for Sky Atlantic. More recently he directed the roaringly good season 3 finale of the hugely successful BBC production The Musketeers. Costume drama, sword fights, explosions. Men in leather trousers beating the bejaysus out of each other. Your mum loved it.

Udayan loves the freedom and intensity of directing commercials and has filmed with major global agencies including DDB, JWT, McCanns and Ogilvy.