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 have just finished working with Darcey Bussell (for the second time) on a big one off film for BBC One which airs later this year. Prior to that I series produced and directed two episodes of a big three part presenter led film for the BBC which went out at Christmas. Before then, I had three films go out in six months: 'Churchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain' ITV One for the 50th anniversary of Churchill's Death; 'Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey' on BBC One over Christmas and 'If I Don't Come Home: Letters from D-Day' ITV One for the 70th anniversary in June 2014.
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'Churchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain', a fully realised drama starring Robert Hardy and Jemma Redgrave, described by ITV Director of Factual Richard Klein as "elegantly directed." (50th Anniversary of Churchill's death January 2015).
'Last night's astute TV documentary by Marion Milne saw his first three months in office as the period he was not only able to declare victory over Hitler but victory over his enemies within...it is against his faults that Churchill's greatness stands in heroic relief' The Times Lead Television Review
Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey for BBC One with Matchlight (December 2014):
'This has to be the most stylish documentary going out over Christmas 2014' Radio Times
'If I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day' (70th anniversary of D-Day in June 2014)
"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
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Recent/current credits include:
Just finished directing a landmark film for BBC One with Darcey Bussell about a major figure in the dance world.
'Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore', 3 x 60' for BBC Four. TX December 2015.
'Churchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain', a fullly realised drama starring Robert Hardy and Jemma Redgrave (TX ITV One for the 50th Anniversary of Churchill's death January 2015). Writer/Director
Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey for BBC One with Matchlight (TX BBC One December 2014). Producer/Director
'If I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day' (TX ITV One 70th anniversary of D-Day in June 2014) Writer/Director
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
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.