Academy Member

Highly regarded worldwide, Aidan Farrell has worked as a colorist in the Film and Television industry for over twenty years. Aidan has built an extensive career of credits across a varied and diverse platform of genres and mediums, from music videos, documentaries, drama series and features. Recent work has included creating the distinct look of series such as Downton Abbey and The Shadow Line.

He has won three Royal Television Society Awards for his work on Wallander, Men of Iron and Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore and won a News & Documentary Emmy Award in 2001 for his acclaimed work in Ultimate Guide: The Human Body.

Other productions Farrell has worked on include British television shows Murphy’s Law, Sugar Rush, Silent Witness, The Vicar of Dibley and Utopia. He also served as colorist on Martin McDonagh’s Oscar-winning short film Six Shooter. He received BAFTA’s TV Special Award in 2012 for “outstanding creative contribution to the industry and his extensive work and accomplishments in this field.”


2012 TV Craft Awards: Special Award

Awards & Recognition

  • BAFTA TV Special Award Winner (2012)
Murder Prevention
  • Royal Television Society Craft and Design Award for Best Picture Enhancement (2009)
George Orwell: A Life in Pictures
  • BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Visual Effects – Picture Enhancement (2004)
Men of Iron
  • Royal Television Society Judges Award (Craft) for Best Visual Effects – Picture Enhancement (2004)
Ultimate Guide: The Human Body
  • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic and Artistic Design (2001)
Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore
  • Royal Television Society Award for Best Picture Manipulation (2001)

Key Credits

  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (2020-2021)
  • Jamestown (2017-2019)
  • Riviera (2019)
  • Cold Feet (2019)
  • Sick Note (2017-2018)
  • The Grand Tour (2016-2017)
  • Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
  • Wolfblood (2014)
  • A Touch of Cloth (2013)
  • Utopia (2013)
  • The Village (2013)
  • Wallander (2012)
  • The Shadow Line (2011)
  • The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2010)
  • This is England 86 (2010)
  • Bovine (2010)
  • Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2009)
  • Peep Show (2008)
  • J.K Rowling: A Year in the Life (2007)
  • Boy A (2007)
  • Dalziel and Pascoe (2005-2007)
  • The Vicar of Dibley (2006-2007)
  • Silent Witness (2005)
  • Sugar Rush (2005)
  • Murphy’s Law (2003-2005)
  • Six Shooter (2004)
  • Men of Iron (2004)
  • Murder Prevention (2004)
  • George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (2004)
  • Ultimate Guide: The Human Body (2001)
  • Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore (2000)
  • The Detectives (1996-1997)
  • Touching Evil (1997)


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