Tom Shankland - Updated Jun 2024

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England, Durham

Tom Shankland

Tom Shankland is a renowned British film and television director and screenwriter. Tom Shankland has been active in the entertainment industry since 1995 and has worked on various films and Television projects. He has directed horror films “WΔZ” (2007) and “The Children” (2008), and television series such as “The Fades” (2011), “Ripper Street” (2012), and “The Missing”(2014).

Early Life

Tom Shankland was born in Durham, England, the United Kingdom, on 7 May 1968. Presently, he is 55 years old and has a birth sign of Taurus. In addition, he holds British nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

His father taught at Durham University, establishing the Italian department. In addition, his mother is Scandinavian. However, the identities of his parents have not been public at the moment. Similarly, we were unable to find any information on his siblings on the internet.

Tom Shankland – Education

Moving on to his academics, he went to school at St Margaret’s Primary School and Framwellgate Moor Comprehensive School (FMCS). In addition, he graduated from the National Film and Television School

Professional Career

Tom Shankland made his directorial debut, directing one episode for the “Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge in 1995. He had already gained prominence with his early short films around 2000, which were nominated for the British Academy Film Awards two years in a row.

He also directed screenplays for “Hearts and Bones” (2000), “Clocking Off” (2001- 3episodes), “No Night Is Too Long” (2002- television film), “Agatha Christie’s Marple” (2006- 2 episodes), “The Fades” (2011- 3 episodes), “Ripper Street” (2012- 4 episodes), “The Missing” (2014- 8 episodes), and House of Cards (2016- 1 episode), among other projects.

Caption: Tom Shankland doing his directional work (Source: LBBOnline)

In 2007, he directed the horror film “WΔZ.” Moreover, he also directed and wrote the screenplay for the film “The Children,” which was released in 2008. In 2018, he also produced and directed the miniseries “The City and the City.” He directed the 2022 miniseries called “SAS: Rogue Heroes.” His latest direction work was the 2023 Netflix series “The Leopard.” The series is a remake of the famous 1963 movie, from the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi of Lampedusa.


Through his direction works, he has earned a couple of awards and nominations. He won the Best Short for his works in ‘Bait’ at the 2000 Newport International Film Festival. In 2009, he won the Special Mention award for ‘The Children’ at the Fantasia International Film Festival. He also has been nominated for the BAFTA Awards, Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Tom Shankland – Net Worth 2024

As of 2024, Shankland’s net worth is around $1 million. Meanwhile, his average salary as a director is $62,401 annually and his source of income is directing movies.

Relationship Status

Presently, Tom Shankland possibly seems to be single and unmarried. Meanwhile, he has not shared much about his past or present affairs, love life, and relationships in front of the media or public.

Just like other celebs, he prefers to keep his personal life very private. Rather than involving in any relationship, he is fully focused on his career. Shankland has never made the headlines for any rumours or controversies yet.

Body Measurements

Caption: Tom Shankland with his smiling face (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

This handsome British man has a pair of green eyes with brown hair colour. While, his body measurements such as height, weight, dress size, shoe size, and others are still missing.

Social Media

Shankland is not active on any social media platform such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.