Sharpe, who is replacing Alexander Payne in the four-part Sister-produced crime drama, has signed with the agency in all areas.
In addition to directing – he also helmed Channel 4 comedy Flowers that starred Olivia Colman – he is an actor and recently starred in Netflix/BBC drama Giri/Haji, where he played Rodney Yamaguchi, a charismatic half-Japanese, half-British rent boy and drug addict living in London.
On the feature side, he is currently in post-production on Louis Wain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy. His first feature Black Pond, which he also co-wrote, came out in 2011 and he was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer category.
He will continue to represented by the UK’s Sue Latimer at ARG Talent and Humphrey Elles-Hill at Independent Talent Group.
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