Hamish Hamilton (born Mark Hamilton; 8 April 1966) is a British director. He has directed the Super Bowl halftime show annually since 2010. He has also directed the Academy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards, and worked with music artists such as Mariah Carey, Eminem, Madonna, The Who and U2. He has directed the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as for Tokyo 2020.
Hamilton was born in Blackpool, UK. His career began at BBC Scotland, where he was trained as a producer and director. His early work included a stint directing the acclaimed BBC travel series Rough Guide to the World. Whilst at BBC Manchester he began directing studio-based entertainment shows, including The Sunday Show. Hamilton is also a partner in global televised live event production company, Done + Dusted.
In February 2010, after 15 years directing prominent multicamera-based television and DVD projects he directed the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and the Super Bowl halftime show. He has directed live concert DVDs for U2, Beyoncé, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne, Mötley Crüe and Phil Collins. His award show credits include the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows between 2003 and 2015.
He was awarded the BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on 28 April 2013. Hamilton won a second BAFTA for Multi-Camera Directing the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies, and was nominated for an Emmy. He received a Honorary Doctorate from Stirling University in June 2019.