Portrait James Marsh

James Marsh

James Marsh is a celebrated writer and director of documentary, narrative feature films, scripted TV and commercials. His illustrious work has has won major film and TV awards including Academy Awards, EMMY’s and BAFTA’s.

His heralded documentary Man on Wire won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, a BAFTA for Best British Film and an Independent Spirit award. His global Box Office hit The Theory of Everything won the best british film BAFTA, marking Marsh’s second win in the category, and Best Actor at the Academy Awards for Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking. The film also went on to win three Golden Globe awards.

In 2015 Marsh directed part of the HBO hit limited series The Night of, starring Riz Ahmed and John Turtorro – and was nominated for an EMMY for his work.

Marsh’s most recent film,The King of Thieves, is a film inspired by a real-life security vault robbery in London undertaken by a bunch of geriatric criminals. The film features Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Ray Winstone.

Alongside his big screen work, Marsh is a celebrated director of commercial campaigns for global brands including Audi, Coca Cola and BBC.