Cameron Watson

Cameron Watson won the Garland Award and an Ovation Award nomination for directing the smash hit Trying at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. He recently directed the first US production of the newly revised Educating Rita at The Colony. He began his professional career in New York studying acting with the legendary Herbert Berghof at HB Studio and landed the starring role in the original production of Horton Foote's The Widow Clair at Circle in the Square, replacing Matthew Broderick.

Watson's debut feature film as a writer, director, and producer, Our Very Own, stars Allison Janney, Jason Ritter, Cheryl Hines, Mary Badham, Autumn Reeser, Faith Prince, Beth Grant and Keith Carradine, and was picked up by Miramax Films. Ms. Janney received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the film. The movie won numerous awards at prestigious film festivals and is now available on DVD.

Cameron directed the award-winning production at the Actor’s Co-Op of Horton Foote’s The Habitation of Dragons and the American stage premiere at the El Portal Theatre of Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, which received six Ovation nominations. He directed a unique one-woman play by Natasha Wood called Rolling with Laughter also at the El Portal. Natasha’s solo show, based on her life in a wheelchair since birth, played the Edinburgh Festival and Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. 

Cameron’s lengthy acting career includes leading roles at the Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and on many LA stages. His numerous appearances in television and film include Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, CSI: Miami, King of Queens, and Vanilla Sky. Cameron is currently in development on two feature screenplays.


© Natasha Wood 2009