Farren Blackburn is a British film and television director and screenwriter. His work includes Netflix's young adult love story, The Innocents, the psychological thriller Shut In starring Naomi Watts, Netflix/Marvel's Daredevil, Iron Fist and The Defenders.
He has adapted John Richardson's golfing novel Dream On into a film script and will begin shooting that early in 2013.
He directed The Fades for which he received a BAFTA for best Drama Series. He also directed the Golden Globe nominated crime series Luther, the movie Hammer of the Gods, BBC period drama The Musketeers and the Doctor Who episodes "The Rings of Akhaten" and the 2011 Christmas special, "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe". He directed Naomi Watts in the psychological thriller Shut In (2016), from Christina Hodson's Blacklist screenplay about a woman who discovers a shocking secret about her catatonic son. In June of 2019 he announced via Twitter that he will direct 5 episodes of season 2 of A Discovery of Witches.