Julian Farino

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Julian Farino
Born (1965-12-12) 12 December 1965 (age 58)
London, England
Occupation(s)Television director, television producer, film director.
SpouseBranka Katić

Julian Farino (born 12 December 1965) is an English film and television producer and director. He is most well-known for directing much of the first three seasons of the HBO series Entourage.



Farino was born and raised in London and educated at Cambridge University. He became an editor of The Guinness Book of Records after graduating, and later appeared as a co-presenter on Record Breakers alongside Fiona Kennedy and Roy Castle.[1]

After a period as a television researcher at Granada Television, he began his directing career there making a sequence of observational films about drag queens, young classical musicians, children's entertainers, and boxers. They Call Us Nutters was a portrait of life on a ward of Ashworth Maximum Security Hospital, and A Winter's Tale described life in the coldest inhabited place on earth, Oymyakon in Eastern Siberia.

In 2000 he directed 7Up 2000, a continuation of the multi-award winning documentary series, featuring 7-year-olds from all over Britain - a project that continued with 14 Up in 2007. His film drama in the UK includes an adaptation of Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, which won four BAFTAs including Best Drama; Bob and Rose, a romantic comedy which won Best Series at The British Comedy Awards; and Flesh and Blood, starring Christopher Eccleston, which won the Prix Europa for Best Film. Other credits in the UK include The Last Yellow for BBC Films starring Samantha Morton and Mark Addy, and Byron, a biopic of the romantic poet, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.

Farino went to the United States in 2004 to work for HBO, and directed the majority of episodes of the first three seasons of Entourage. He stayed to work on the series Big Love and Rome, and has received four Emmy and three DGA nominations.'[2] He was executive producer and director of the HBO television show How to Make It in America for its two series.[3] For Entourage: The Sundance Kids he was nominated in category Best Directing for a Comedy.[4] In 2010, Farino directed The Oranges starring Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester, his first feature film in the US. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released on 5 October 2012.

Personal life


Farino was based in Los Angeles, where he lived with his wife, actress Branka Katić, and their two sons, Louis and Joe before his return to the UK.




Year Title Notes
1992–94 Coronation Street 37 episodes
1994–96 In Suspicious Circumstances 4 episodes
1995 Medics 2 episodes
1996 Out of the Blue 2 episodes
Savage Skies Segment "The Winter's Tale"
1997 Wokenwell 4 episodes
1998 Our Mutual Friend 4 episodes
2000 7 Up 2000
2001 Bob & Rose
2004–09 Entourage 23 episodes
2004 Sex and the City 2 episodes
2005 Rome 1 episode
2006–07 Big Love 3 episodes
2007 14 Up 2000
The Office 2 episodes
2010 How to Make It in America
2013 The Newsroom Episode "One Step Too Many"
Hello Ladies 2 episodes
2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Episode "The Bet"
21 Up New Generation
2015–2018 Ballers 17 episodes
2019 Giri/Haji 5 episodes
2021 In Treatment 4 episodes
28 Up: Millennium Generation
2023 Florida Man 2 episodes


Year Title Notes
1999 The Last Yellow
2002 Flesh and Blood
2003 Byron
2011 The Oranges
2014 Marvellous Winner of the BAFTA Television Craft Award for Best Director
2017 The Child in Time


  1. ^ "Julian Farino: Interview". guru.bafta.org. Retrieved 2023-07-04.
  2. ^ "4 Nominations, No Emmys for Julian Farino". emmys.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  3. ^ "'How to Make It in America' EP Julian Farino Inks Overall Deal at HBO". hollywoodreporter.com. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  4. ^ "Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Julian Farino Awards". allmovie.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.