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Chanya Button

Chanya Button

Born. December 24, 1986

Chanya Button is an English director and screenwriter, whose work spans film, television and theatre. After learning the ropes in the assistant directors' department on the Harry Potter franchise, she directed two feature films, Burn Burn Burn (2015) and Vita & Virginia (2018), the latter of which she also co-wrote. She then moved on to television, directing two episodes of the BBC One war drama World on Fire (2019), dealing with the Dunkirk evacuation and the Nazi occupation of Paris, and The Spanish Princess (2020), as well as the third 60th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who, set to air in November 2023. Button has also worked extensively as a runner and assistant director on big-budget feature films shot in the UK, notably on Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

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