Sarah Pia Anderson
Professor, Cinema and Digital Media
Director of Theatre, Film, and Television
Professor Anderson is considered to be one of the top women directors of English-language television and theatre, having directed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, Abbey Theatre (Dublin), and on Broadway.
Her work for television includes (Emmy Award-winning series) Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (starring Helen Mirren) for Granada Television in Britain, and in the United States Nothing Sacred: Roman Catholic Holiday (winner of the Peabody Award for Television Drama Series, and a Prism Award for Directing), episodes of (Emmy Award-winning dramas) ER, Ally McBeal, Grey’s Anatomy and Huff (starring Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt and Blythe Danner), (Golden Globe winner) Ugly Betty (starring Salma Hayek and America Ferrera), and (Golden Globe-nominated) Big Love for HBO (starring Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Chloe Sevigny), and recently the first three episodes of (BAFTA-nominated) six-part drama series for British television, Scott & Bailey.