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List of Game of Thrones Directors

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List of every famous television director who has directed at least one episode of Game of Thrones, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes anyone who was or is on the directors staff for Game of Thrones. Regular directors, as well as guest directors for Game of Thrones, are included, along with information such as when they were born and what episodes they directed. Some of these famous Game of Thrones directors may also be actors or producers.

This list has everyone from David Nutter to Tim Van Patten.

This list helps answer the questions, “Who directed Game of Thrones?” and "What is a list of Game of Thrones directors?"

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Alan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 54, Credits: Game of Thrones, Lost & Mad Men

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Pax Soprana, Fire and Blood, Rat Pack, The Fuck Buddy, Blood Ties, + more

Alan Taylor (born c. 1959) is an American television and film director. He is known for his work on TV shows such as Lost, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Game of ...more
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Brian Kirk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 51, Credits: Game of Thrones, Dexter & Boardwalk Empire

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, Ulster, + more

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Episodes Directed: Strongbox, Remains to Be Seen, The Goodbye Look, Episode 2, Hold Me in Paradise, + more

Brian Kirk (born 1968) is an Irish film and television director who has most recently directed episodes of Game of Thrones, FX's The Riches and Showtime's Brotherhood and The Tudors. He also ...more
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Daniel Minahan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Time Has Come Today, First... Do No Harm, Everyone Leaves, 17 Seconds, Nothing But the Blood, + more

Daniel Minahan is an American television and film director and writer. Minahan has directed several episodes of the HBO original series Six Feet Under, Deadwood, True Blood, The Newsroom and ...more
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David Nutter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
David Nutter Age 59, Credits: Game of Thrones, Supernatural & The X-Files

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Pilot, 522666, Pilot, Threesome (2), Pilot, + more

David Nutter (born 1960) is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television. In 2015, he received a Primetime Emmy ...more
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David Petrarca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 54, Credits: Game of Thrones, True Blood & Boardwalk Empire

Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Chess Lessons, And Justice for All, Acceptance, Lost & Found, The Grass Is Greener Than You Think, + more

David Petrarca (born November 10, 1965) is an American director and producer of theatre, television and film. He was director at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago from 1988 until 2005. His work as ...more
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Tim Van Patten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 60, Credits: Game of Thrones, The Sopranos & The Wire

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Made in the U.S.A., House Arrest, An American Girl in Paris, Part Une, The Violin Lesson, + more

Timothy Van Patten (born June 10, 1959) is an American television director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Black Mirror, Deadwood, Ed, Game of ...more
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Alex Graves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors

Birthplace: El Dorado, Kansas

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: The Battlefield, The Day After, Jefferson Lives, Privateers, Race Ipsa Loquitor, + more

Alexander John Graves (born July 23, 1965) is an American film director, television director, television producer and screenwriter.
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Alik Sakharov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Alik Sakharov
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Michelle MacLaren is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 54, Credits: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead & Breaking Bad

Birthplace: Canada, North America, Americas, DVD Region 1

Nationality: Canada

Episodes Directed: John Doe, The Bear and the Maiden Fair, Thirty-Eight Snub, Dirty Loyal, Midnight Sun, + more

Michelle Maxwell MacLaren is a Canadian television director and producer. She has directed episodes of The X-Files, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Westworld. MacLaren won ...more
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Neil Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 49, Credits: Game of Thrones, Constantine & Black Sails

Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Episodes Directed: Blackwater

Neil Marshall (born 25 May 1970) is an English film director, editor and screenwriter. Marshall began his career in editing and in 2002 directed his first feature film Dog Soldiers, a ...more
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Jeremy Podeswa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 57, Credits: The Walking Dead, Dexter & True Blood

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Episodes Directed: Iwo Jima, Lady of the Lake, Ghost Dance, After the Ball is Over, Sixth and the Final Wife, + more

Jeremy Podeswa (born 1962) is a Canadian film and television director. He is best known for directing the films The Five Senses (1999) and Fugitive Pieces (2007). He has also worked as director ...more
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Miguel Sapochnik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Miguel Sapochnik

Nationality: United Kingdom

Episodes Directed: Holding On, Gut Check, Dead & Buried, Turtles All the Way Down, After Hours, + more

Miguel Sapochnik is a British film and television director and former storyboard artist. He is best known as the director of the feature Repo Men, as well as for his work on several U.S. ...more
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Michael Slovis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors

Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Pride, Pomp and Circumstance, Kafkaesque, Wayward Sons, Season 14 Premiere, + more

Michael Slovis is an American cinematographer and television director.
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David Benioff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 49, Credits: Game of Thrones

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Two Swords

David Benioff (; born David Friedman ; September 25, 1970) is an American screenwriter and television producer, writer, and director. Along with his collaborator D. B. Weiss, he is best known as ...more
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D. B. Weiss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Game of Thrones Directors
Age 48, Credits: Game of Thrones

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Two Swords

Daniel Brett Weiss (; born April 23, 1971) is an American television producer, writer, and director. Along with his collaborator David Benioff, he is best known as co-creator and showrunner of ...more