British filmmaker Justin Chadwick began his career as an actor with credits including the films London Kills Me (1991), The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999) and television dramas Heartbeat (1992), Dangerfield (1995) and Dalziel and Pascoe (1998). He made his directorial debut with the short Family Style (1993) and went on to direct episodes of EastEnders (1999-2000), The Vice (2001-2002) and the Primetime Emmy nominated and BAFTA-winning mini-series Bleak House (2005). He made his feature directorial debut with the AFI and IFTA-nominated The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). His next film The First Grader (2010) was acclaimed around the world, earning plaudits at the Durban, Emden, Nashville, Palm Beach, Pan African, Rochester, Sedona, Toronto and Zanzibar film festivals. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), won a Golden Globe and was BAFTA and Oscar nominated, besides winning several international awards. His latest film Tulip Fever (2017) is currently on global release.