I am an Emmy nominated director, award winning producer, writer/director and series producer, specialising in documentary and documentary drama. I am a team player and love making great TV programmes. I speak Fluent French and have a current UK Passport, I Visa and valid Irish Passport. I can handle big productions and international co- productions, fully realised drama, big CGI feature length documentaries, as well as presenter led and smaller scale productions. I have credits on BBC, ITV, Channel Four, FIVE, US History, France Deux, ZDF, Discovery and ABC USA.
I am currently series producing and directing two episodes of a big presenter led film for the BBC. Prior to that I produced and directed Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey for BBC One with Matchlight, described by the Radio Times as the 'most elegant documentary going out over Christmas 2014'. Before that I wrote and directed two major networked docu-dramas for ITV One. The first, 'If I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day' aired for the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June this year. This is what the critics said:
"An intimate view of one of the 20th century's key moments...sobering, moving and beautifully read." Sunday Telegraph
"As you might expect, a three-sofa job. That's like a three-hanky job, but you sob directly into the sofa to save time." The Guardian
"Intensely emotional slice of social history....utterly arresting." Mail on Sunday
"All it took to bring any audience to tears were the words on the page." Daily Mail
"A dignified re-telling....It was a simple idea that brought an original, emotionally engaging hook to a TV subject area currently in danger of becoming swamped." The Telegraph
The second docudrama for ITV is 'Churchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain', a fullly realised drama starring Robert Hardy and Jemma Redgrave which will go out next year. It's been described by ITV Director of Factual Richard Klein as "Good film, really enjoyed it. Marion has done a fine job, elegantly directed."
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Recent/current credits include:
Once Upon A Time in Punchbowl: 4 x 60' Northern Pictures/SBS Australia TX 2013 Series Producer Landmark modern history series on Lebanese immigration into Australia - just aired and tipped for awards
The Great Train Robbery: 1 x 60' ITV Studios/ITV OneTX October 2012 Writer/Director Major modern history documentary which had the highest viewing figures of its slot in the year, and close to 30,000 views on You Tube
The British 7 x 60' for Nutopia/Sky AtlanticTX September 2012 Interviews Producer/ Director
TItanic: The Aftermath. 1 x 90' for IWC Media/Handel Prod/Discovery TX April 2012 Writer/Director. Major Docu-drama for Titanic centenary
Sarkozy 1 x 60' BBC 2TX March 2011 Director. Presented by Emily Maitlis
JFK The Making of Modern Politics 1 x 60 IWC Media/BBC 2TX Nov 2010 Producer/Director Presented by Andrew Marr
America: The Story of US 12x60' Nutopia/US HistoryTX Spring 2010 - US History's most successful series ever Producer/Director Ep 11 'Superpower' Directed and interviewed all interviewees across series.
The Queen 5 x 60' Blast! Films C4/The ABC Network AmericaTX Autumn 2009 Series Producer/Director Ep 5 'How Do You Solve a Problem like Camilla?' Documentary and fully realised drama.
Changing Climate: Changing Times 1 x 90' Capa Drama/France 2TX February 2008 Director. Big scale TV feature docu fiction epicSet in 2075; full drama/VFX. Jury Prize Bangkok Science Festival 2008
Lost World of the Raj 3 x 60' BBC 2 . TX June 2007Series Producer/Director. Landmark documentary history of The British in India. RTS nominated and Focal Award nominated.