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    I  am an Emmy nominated director, award winning producer, writer/director and series producer, specialising in documentary and documentary drama.   I have major credits on BBC, ITV, Channel Four, FIVE, US History, France Deux, ZDF, Discovery and ABC USA. 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 have just completed two major networked docu-dramas for ITV One.  The first is 'If I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day' an elegaic film which aired for the 70th anniversary of D-Day:"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 Churchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain, a fullly realised drama starring Robert Hardy and Jemma Redgrave is described by ITV Director of Factual Richard Klein as 'Good film, really enjoyed it. Marion has done a fine job, elegantly directed' It will air around the 50th Anniversary of Churchill's funeral.I was part of the team that created America: The Story of Us, which went out in 2010 on US History, and was nominated for four Emmies. I am also Emmy nominated in my own right for Direction.Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarionMilneI 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.   Recent/current credits include: Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain  1 x 60' ITV Studios/ITV One TX 2015Writer/Director on Landmark fully realised Drama Doc starring Robert Hardy and Jemma RedgraveIf I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day 1 x 60' ITV Studios/ITV One TX 2014Writer/Director on Landmark Drama Doc for 70th anniversary of D-DayOnce Upon A Time in Punchbowl: 4 x 60' Northern Pictures/SBS Australia TX   2013  Series Producer Landmark modern history series on Lebanese immigration into AustraliaThe Great Train Robbery:   1 x 60' ITV Studios/ITV OneTX October 2012 Writer/Director  Major modern history documentaryThe British   7 x 60' for  Nutopia/Sky AtlanticTX September 2012 Interviews Producer/ DirectorTItanic: The Aftermath. 1 x 90' for IWC Media/Handel Prod/DiscoveryTX April 2012 Writer/Director.  Major Docu-drama for Titanic centenarySarkozy  1 x 60' BBC 2TX March 2011  Director. Presented by Emily MaitlisJFK The Making of Modern Politics 1 x 60 IWC Media/BBC 2TX Nov 2010  Producer/Director  Presented by Andrew MarrAmerica: 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 2008Lost 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.Tsunami Where Was God 1 x 90' 3BMTV /Channel 4 TX  2006Executive Producer. Radio Times Award Winner. The theology of natural disaster presented by Mark Dowd.The British Working Class 1 x 50' 3BMTV /Channel Four  TX July 2005 Producer/Director. A controversial history of Britain's White Working Class presented by Orwell Prize Winner Michael CollinsBritain's Greatest Monarch 1 x 90' 3BMTV/ Five TX June 2005Executive Producer.  The search for   Britain's greatest monarch. Presented by Jenny Bond. What Made Mozart Tic? 1 x 50' 3BMTV/ Channel Four  TX October 2004 Producer/Director. An investigation into whether Mozart had Tourette's Syndrome  presented by James McConnel 
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    Credits

    If I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day - ITV Studios for ITV One , United Kingdom
    2014 - Writer/Director
    Writer Director on Landmark Drama Doc commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day for the ITV Network

    Churchill - 100 Days That Saved Britain - ITV Studios , United Kingdom
    2013 - Writer/Director
    Writer Director on a Landmark History Drama Documentary for ITV

    Once Upon A Time In Punchbowl - Northern Pictures, Sydney , Australia
    2012 - Series Producer
    Four x one hours major modern history landmark series funded by Screen Australia and SBS. TX 2013

    The Great Train Robbery - ITV Studios , United Kingdom
    2012 - Writer/Director
    Writer/Director on The Great Train Robbery TX October 2012: 1 x 60 major network documentary with drama elements for the ITV Network

    The British - Nutopia , United Kingdom
    2012 - Producer/Director
    Producer Director, Series Interviews

    Titanic: The Aftermath - IWC Media , United Kingdom
    2011 - Writer/Director
    Feature length Docudrama for IWC Media/Handel Productions/Discovery.

    'A model of precise editing and solid research. Hats off to writer-director Marion Milne who has done an outstanding job aided by crack cinematographer Andrew Muggleton'.
    Toronto Star

    Sarkozy - BBC , United Kingdom
    2011 - Director
    60 Minute Profile of Nicolas Sarkozy for the BBC's prestigious 'This World' Strand, presented by Emily Maitlis.

    JFK The Making Of Modern Politics - IWC Media , United Kingdom
    2010 - Producer/Director
    Andrew Marr presented analysis of JFK election campaign for 50th anniversary. For BBC Two.

    'Superb...his history of Modern Britain deservedly won a BAFTA and JFK wasn't a mile behind...' Daily Telegraph

    America: The Story of US - Nutopia , United Kingdom
    2010 - Producer/Director
    12 x one hours landmark history for US History Channel. Directed and interviewed all interviewees across series. Produced and Directed post war programme: SUPERPOWER

    The Queen - Blast! Films , United Kingdom
    2009 - Series Producer
    5 x one hours docu-drama for Channel Four/ABC US Series Producer and Director of Episode 5

    Changing Climates: Changing Times - Capa Drama , France
    2008 - Director
    1 x 90' High Definition docu-drama for France Deux/ZDF on future of Climate Change with Full Drama and VFX Winner Jury Prize Fourth Bangkok Science Festival 2008

    Lost Word of the Raj - BBC , United Kingdom
    2007 - Series Producer
    3 x 60' prime time BBC 2 series on the British Raj. RTS and Focal International Award Nominated

    'Superb documentary series. Memorable and touching' Sunday Telegraph

    Tsunami: Where was God? - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2006 - Executive Producer
    1 x 90' for Channel Four,shot all round the world, presented by Mark Dowd seeking moral and ethical understanding from the Tsunami. Winner Radio TImes Readers' Award 2006

    Britain's Greatest Monarch - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2005 - Executive Producer
    1 x 90' for Five: Jenny Bond goes on location and chairs panel of experts to find Britain's Greatest Monarch

    Working Class - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2005 - Producer/Director
    1 x 60' for Channel Four. A controversial history of Britain's White Working Class, presented by Michael Collins

    'Visually stunning...beautifully executed' Broadcast
    'Compelling TV' The Times
    'Clever, economical and scattered with tart phrases' Daily Telegraph
    'Held me spellbound....a beautifully filmed lament' The Times
    'Contentious and riveting' Daily Mail
    'Well structured, thought provoking stuff' The Independent on Sunday

    Escape From/Greatest Missions of the SAS - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2004 - Series Producer
    14 x 30' for Five. Saul David presents the Great Escapes of History & Ken Hames presents Great SAS missions

    Ten Days to D-Day - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2004 - Writer/Director
    1 x 90' Emmy award winning Docu-drama for Channel Four/US History celebrating 60th anniversary of D-Day landings

    'Profoundly moving, it made clear quite how much the men and women of the day had to sacrifice for the freedom of Europe. Please can we have more programme making of this standard. Ten Days to D-Day was that rarest of televisual beasts - inspirational' Daily Express
    'The makers of Ten Day to D-Day created a film with a genuine sense of tightening tension' The Independent
    'Well made and engaging...in the end that sense of imminence and anticipation was so cunningly built up that I felt a real sense of disappointment when the programme broke off with the news that bad weather had forced a postponement' Daily Telegraph

    What Made Mozart Tic? - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2004 - Producer/Director
    1 x 60' for Channel Four. James McConnel goes on a journey to find out if Mozart had Tourette's Syndrome

    Victoria Cross Heroes - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2003 - Producer/Director
    1 x 60' for Five. Britain's surviving VC winners with Nigel Spivey. TX Christmas Day

    Heroes of World War Two - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2003 - Producer/Director
    10 x 30' for FIve. Wartime stories presented by Nigel Spivey

    Kings & Queens - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2002 - Series Producer
    12 x 30' Five. Royal History/Reconstructions presented by Nigel Spivey

    Hitler - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2001 - Writer/Director
    1 x 60' for ITV Network. Biography of Martin Borman. Hitler's deputy and evil altar ego

    Adolf & Eva - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2001 - Writer/Director
    1 x 60' for ITV Network. New York Festivals Gold Medal Award winning biography of Hitler and Eva Braun

    Anthony Eden, a Rather English Statesman - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2000 - Writer/Director
    1 x 50' for BBC Two. Biography of British Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister for BBC Reputations

    The Real John Betjeman - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    2000 - Writer/Director
    1 x 50' for Channel Four. Poet Laureate unmasked as British spy in Ireland during the war. TX Easter Sunday

    Desert Rats - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    1999 - Writer/Director
    1 x 50' for ITV network. The British Campaign in North Africa. TX Remembrance Sunday

    The Berlin Airlift - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    1998 - Writer/Director
    1 x 50' for Channel Four on the Secret History of the Berlin Airlift

    Auntie: The Inside Story - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    1997 - Director
    4 x 60 for BBC One. Directed episodes 1 & 4 on history of BBC for the 75th anniversary

    Nick Goes to New College - 3BM Television , United Kingdom
    1996 - Director
    1 x 30' for BBC 2 first time director's strand 'Picture This.' A young man in a wheelchair goes to Oxford

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    Employment History

    Founding Partner of 3BM Television 1995-2005
    Freelance Producer/Director & Series Producer since 2006
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    Education

    Exeter University French & Drama
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    Industry Qualifications

    BA Hons
    Skillset affiliated self shooting and final cut pro course
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    Affiliations

    Member of BAFTA
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    Referees


    Ollie Tait,  Executive Producer Churchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain and If I Don't Come Home - Letters from D-Day ollietait@hotmail.com
    ollietait@hotmail.com
    Alex Gardiner, Executive Producer The Great Train Robbery  alex.gardiner@itv.com

    Dan Korn  Commissioning Editor, Discovery Titanic: The Aftermath  Dan_Korn@discovery-europe.com

    Ed Coulthard Executive Producer The Queen ecoulthard@blastfilms.co.uk

    Rachel Bell, Executive Producer Titanic:The Aftermath &  JFK: The Making of Modern Politics 
    rachelbelltv@gmail.com

    Joel Leyendecker, Producer Changing Climate: Changing Times  joel.leyendecker@free.fr
     
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    Industry Awards

    Emmy Award Nominated Director of Emmy Award Winning Ten Days to D-Day (1 x 90 Drama Doc, Channel Four /US History 2004)

    America: The Story of Us  (12 x  1 hours) Prime Time Emmys 2010
    New York Festivals World Gold Medal Winner 2011

    Produced and Directed the Post War episodes and Directed and conducted the interviews  across this four times Emmy Nominated, and New York Festivals World Gold Medal winning, ground breaking twelve part series

    Changing Climates: Changing Times (Director, 90' Docu-Fiction). Winner Jury Prize, Bangkok 4th International Scientific Festivals 2008

    Tsunami: Where Was God? Radio TImes Readers' Awards 2006


    New York Festivals World Gold Medal Winner for Biography Adolf & Eva (1 x 60 ITV Network 2001)

    Nominated for RTS Award & Focal Award (Lost World of the Raj 2007) and Indie Award (Berlin Airlift 1998)
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    Skills

    Fluent French
    Basic Self shooter and Final Cut Pro 
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Arts, 
    • Biography, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama Reconstruction, 
    • Dramatised Documentary, 
    • Historical Documentary, 
    • Religion, 
    • Science

    Specialisms

    • Arts, 
    • Digital Special Effects, 
    • Drama, 
    • Environment, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • High-Definition, 
    • History, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Period Drama, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Science, 
    • Travel

    Languages

    • English, 
    • French

    Permits

    • Australia, 
    • USA

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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