Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, directed by Douglas Mackinnon, won the Emmy for Best Television Movie in 2016. He was lead director and Executive Producer of Knightfall for A&E/History.
Mackinnon has also directed episodes of Dirk Gently for BBC America, and episodes of Outlander for Starz/Sony/Left Bank. Mackinnon was lead director on Line of Duty (series 2), which won the 2015 RTS Award for Best Series, as well as being nominated for a BAFTA in the same category, and won Best Drama Series in the 2014 Freesat Awards.
As well as directing the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special, he has directed many episodes of Doctor Who. Mackinnon was voted Best Director of Doctor Who Series 8 by Doctor Who Magazine. Doctor Who Series 7 won Best Drama Series and Outstanding Contribution to British Drama in the 2013 TV Choice Awards. Series 7 was also named the National Television Awards Best Drama 2014.