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Steve Shill is a British television and film director, actor, screenwriter, and television producer.Shill has also directed numerous episodes of memorable network programs, including all three programs of the Law & Order series, Night Stalker, Invasion, Commander in Chief, Dragnet, ER and The West Wing.
Shill joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a director for the first season in 2004. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Shill directed the episode "Jewel's Boot Is Made for Walking". He returned as a director for the second season in 2005 and also wrote an episode. Shill directed the episode "New Money" and wrote and directed the episode "Something Very Expensive". Shill and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the second season. He did not return for the series third and final season.
He directed the theatrical feature Obsessed starring Beyonce Knowles, which opened at number one in the United States of America in April 2009, taking almost $70m at the box office and becoming Screen Gems' second biggest opening weekend in their history.
In 2010 he directed the first season episode "Painkiller" for the legal drama series The Good Wife.
Shill had acting roles in The Last Temptation of Christ, The Missing Reel, Kinsey and Being Human.
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