Gill Wilkinson originates from the North of England and is an award winning film and television director who began her professional career at The Bill for ITV having been headhunted by producers Richard Handford and Mike Dormer before she graduated from the National Film & Television School. Since then she has worked continuously in the British Television Industry on such award winning series as EastEnders, The Bill, Casualty, Peak Practice, Byker Grove, Grange Hill and House of Anubis.

Experienced in a wide range of programme formats and styles, including single and multi camera, she is a pragmatic and empathetic collaborator who has helped to establish the house style of many shows to which she has frequently been asked to return.

Gill graduated from Bournemouth Film School with her debut film Amanda, which was shortlisted for the BBC Showreel Film Competition and screened at the Munich Film Festival. Gill went on to The National Film & Television School, where she won the BAFTA/PO Scholarship Award to study Direction. Her graduation films Ellie and Horses For Courses screened at numerous festivals, winning several awards including a Gold Plaque at Chicago and Best Drama at Tokyo.

Gill was a supervising director on Zabranjena Ljubav (Forbidden Love), the first Croatian soap created by the RTL network and has recently brought her directing expertise to workshops and courses at Drama schools and Film Schools including LAMDA, The Northern Film School, LCC and The Met Film School based at Ealing Studios.

Gill is currently working on BBC's EastEnders.