Dirk Maggs

Writer & Director
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Dirk has been described as as ‘The Steven Spielberg Of Audio’ (by an over zealous marketing department) and a ‘National Treasure’ by Neil Gaiman.

Described as as ‘The Steven Spielberg Of Audio’ (by an over zealous marketing department) and a ‘National Treasure’ by bestselling British fantasy author Neil Gaiman (who may have been misquoted), writer-director Dirk Maggs creates densely layered, fully scored, multicast productions – on occasion called ‘Audio Movies’ – which so impressed the late Douglas Adams that he asked Dirk to bring The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy back ‘home’ to BBC Radio.

Dirk’s recent projects include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Hexagonal Phase, Unseen Academicals, The X-Files Cold Cases and Alien Sea of Sorrows for Audible Studios, Neverwhere, Good Omens, Stardust, Batman and Superman for BBC Radio.

Dirk has directed casts including Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, Rutger Hauer and Gillian Anderson.  He has won Sony Awards, Talkie Awards, Audie Awards, Golden Earphones Awards, a Mark Time Lifetime Achievement Award and two New York Festivals Gold Medals.  He was among the first ever nominees for the Director’s Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Achievement in Audio. 

Dirk plays drums in his spare time. His hairdresser died in 1973.

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Dirk Maggs is appearing at the following sessions:

Creating Alien, Hitchhiker's Guide, X-Files and Batman... Meet Dirk Maggs

Creating Alien, Hitchhiker's Guide, X-Files and Batman... Meet Dirk Maggs

DON’T PANIC! Creating Audio Recordings of genre drama opens up a limitless universe. Join Dirk as we perform, record, produce and premiere a new SciFi story written by an LSF delegate.