Mark Mylod is quietly getting on with the business of becoming a
very accomplished comedy director.
At the moment he is the only director with Channel X - the production
company set up by Jonathan Ross in 1986 as a ’hot house of comedy
production’, but by the end of this year he plans to announce two new
Mylod joined as a director in 1997 to work on the comedy quiz show,
Shooting Stars, after stints at the BBC as a production manager and as a
Since that time he has worked with some of the UK’s best comedy
On his reel you’ll find extracts from the new series of the 60s
ghost-detective cult classic Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) starring Vic
Reeves & Bob Mortimer, The Royle Family, The Fast Show, Cold Feet and
All Rise for Julian Clary.
He’s also just signed up to direct David Baddiel’s first feature film,
Time for Bed, but all the glory and glamour of the movies and features
hasn’t turned him off the advertising industry.
Staying true to the comedy genre, his advertising credits include First
Direct (again starring Mortimer), Thomson Holidays and Ryvita (Reeves
and Mortimer yet again).
’I want to be what I call a proper director,’ he says. ’One that knows
all the techniques. I’m more visually confident than I ever was. I’ve
always been good with actors and getting the right tone out of the
Mylod adds: ’I’ve always been in awe of the visual pyrotechnics used in
advertising, but it is all about watching and learning from other people
- nicking their ideas, I suppose.’