Michael Keillor grew up in the Scottish countryside, telling stories, taking photographs and watching movies on VHS. After law school, travel and a few years on Set, Michael picked up a camera, wrote down a script and found his feet, writing and directing stories of his own.
A Channel 4 commission and numerous shorts led to TV and Michael garnered a Scottish BAFTA Best Director nomination for BBC One drama YOUNG JAMES HERRIOT. A second Best Director nomination followed with the anti-corruption series LINE OF DUTY. Michael kicked off the third season of the Jed Mercurio thriller, which earned rave reviews, multiple series award nominations and currently holds the mantel of being the highest rated drama on BBC 2.
Driven by good writing, Michael has worked with Andrew Davies, Peter Moffat, Ben Richards and Jed Mercurio, but most recently Michael worked with JK Rowling, to bring Cormoran Strike, her much loved detective to screen.
STRIKE: THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, adapted from the eponymous novel, launched on BBC One this summer to cracking reviews and a tremendously enthusiastic audience. This opening three-part adaptation set up Rowling’s Strike series, a great new Detective for the BBC, which will now go on to premiere on HBO/Cinemax in 2018.
Michael is repped in LA by Phil D'Amecourt, Melissa Myers and Ryan Draizin at WME and Attorney Michael Schenkman.