Phil graduated from London Guildhall University with a BA Hons. Degree in Media Studies and started in the film industry as a runner, with Red Rooster Film & TV, in 1994. He quickly moved up the ladder within the Assistant Director ranks and now works as a 1st AD. He has worked all over the world and has had the benefit of learning from directors such as Joe Wright, Ken Loach, Tom Hooper, Robert De Niro, Simon Curtis, Andrei Konchalovsky, Steven Spielberg, David Mamet, Stephen Frears, Gurinder Chadha, Neil Marshall and Todd Haynes.
He has long wanted to write screenplays and started a while back and to date has completed two film scripts and has recently a 6-part comedy drama series Oh Brother.
He has worked on more than 35 features including Woman in Gold, The Imitation Game, The Book Thief, War Horse, Centurion, The Good Shepherd, Mrs Henderson Presents, Pride & Prejudice, Batman Begins, Bend It Like Beckham, The X-Files and countless tv dramas including Parade’s End, Fleming, Downton Abbey, Cranford, Blood and Oil, A Short Stay In Switzerland, Daniel Deronda, and Lorna Doone.