Steve Morrison (TV producer)

Steve Morrison (born 3 March 1947)[1] is a Scottish television producer and a former Rector of the University of Edinburgh.

Steve Morrison
Lord Rector of the University of Edinburgh
In office
11 February 2015  28 February 2018
Preceded byPeter McColl
Succeeded byAnn Henderson
Personal details
Born (1947-03-03) 3 March 1947
Glasgow, Scotland
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
OccupationTV producer

Early life

Morrison was born in Glasgow[1] and studied Politics at the University of Edinburgh. In 1968, he became the first student to stand for the post of Rector.[2][3] Following his studies at Edinburgh, Morrison attended the National Film and Television School.[4]

Morrison played a founding role in the Third World First campaign group, which became the anti-poverty campaign group People & Planet.[5]


Morrison become a radio producer with BBC Scotland.[4] Morrison joined Granada Television in 1974. Here, he formed Granada Film before becoming Director of Programmes and, in 2001, Chief Executive.[2][4] In 2003, Morrison co-founded independent TV production and distribution company all3media, becoming non-executive chairman in 2013.[2][6] Morrison's production credits include My Left Foot, The Field and Jack and Sarah.[1]

In 2015, Morrison was elected Rector of the University of Edinburgh, beating incumbent Peter McColl with 61.9% of votes.[3]

Morrison sits on the advisory board of the Edinburgh College of Art.[5]


  1. "Steve Morrison - Biography - IMDb". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. "Steve Morrison's candidate statement - Rectorial Election 2015" (Press release). University of Edinburgh. 6 February 2015. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015.
  3. Bugajkski, Matt; Dewitt, Ethan (11 February 2015). "Steve Morrison wins rectorial election with 61.9% of vote". The Student. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  4. "Executive team: Steve Morrison". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. "The Rector". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  6. "Horrible Histories producer nominated as rector". The Herald. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Peter McColl
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Ann Henderson
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