William Scoular

Director / Writer

A graduate of Oxford University where he read English at Lincoln College, William Scoular is a stage director, writer and filmmaker.

Selected world and national premieres include: Alan Bennett's Waiting for the Telegram, Playing Sandwiches and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee (with Elizabeth Shepherd and Graham Harley), Ed Graczyk's My Time Ain't Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story (with Keith Carradine and John Goodman),Ian Heggie's Politics in the Park, Mark Owen's Landscape With Pigeons (with Elizabeth Shepherd), Howard Korder's Fun, Nina in the Morning, Naomi in the Livingroom (with Barbara Chilcott) and The Book of Leviticus Show by Christopher Durang, Gardner McKay's Seamarks (with Maurice Good and Elizabeth Shepherd), Henry David Hwang's Trying to Find Chinatown, John Bishop's Cabin 12, The Outing by Sina Queyras (with Doris Petrie), Answering Bell, God and Hockey and Survival Box by Ashlin Hailfnight.

Selected other theatre credits include: Gardner McKay's Toyer (with Alice Krige and Al Weaver) in London's West End, the World Stage production of Samuel Beckett's Footfalls (with Elizabeth Shepherd and Jenny Phipps), the West End production of Steven Berkoff's Berkoff's Women (with Linda Marlowe), Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Lee McDougall's High Life, Stephen Belber's Tape, You Can't Take It With You, Woman in a Monkey Cage, Charley's Aunt, A Walk in the Woods, West Side Story, Cabaret, Oliver!, Kiss Me Kate, Side by Side by Sondheim (with Andree Bernard), Spring Awakening, The Importance of Being Earnest (with Dame Joan Hawtrey and Lionel Hamilton) Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Henry V and Hamlet.

In addition to numerous music videos and commercials, Scoular's work in film includes Passage to Sydney, a profile of British equestrian champion Emile Fauree, and the award winning CTV movie The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton (with Alice Krige, Jessica Pare and Brendan Fletcher).

He is the author of Not An Ordinary Place, Secret Agent: The Life of Harry Somers, and co-author (with Vivian Green) of the Canadian bestseller A Question of Guilt.

Upcoming projects include: the UK revival of Pal Joey in London's West End, a new stage musical adaptation of the award winning film Hear My Song (also West End), the feature film Northbound (starring William Shatner), a biography of Vivian Green, the renowned Oxford historian and acknowledged original of John le Carre's master spy, George Smiley, An Empty Sleeve ( a feature film currently in development based on Alexander Waugh's acclaimed book The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War).