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Marc Munden

Director

Marc Munden was an assistant to Mike Leigh, Derek Jarman and Terence Davies before directing documentaries for the BBC.

His TV dramas have been nominated on 7 occasions for a BAFTA, winning for both The Mark of Cain and National Treasure and on 7 occasions for a Royal Television Society Award, winning for both The Devil’s Whore and National Treasure. In 2017, after three BAFTA nominations for Best Director, he won for National Treasure.

Utopia won an International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2014.

Marc most recently completed feature The Secret Garden for Heyday/ Studio Canal starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

He is currently directing The Third Day for Sky Studios/HBO/Plan B/Punch Drunk starring Jude Law.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
THE THIRD DAY
Company:
Sky Studios / HBO/ Plan B/ Punch Drunk
Project details:
New Drama six part limited series written by Dennis Kelly starring Jude Law.

A man is drawn to a mysterious island off the UK coast and is thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants and is confronted by a trauma from his past.

It is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, alongside HBO, and Brad Pitt’s production outfit Plan B Entertainment. It also marks the first move into TV production for UK immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International.
Date: 2017
Production (role):
PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (Crazy Diamond)
Company:
Left Bank/ Amazon/ Channel 4
Project details:
A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick.

Written by Toni Grisoni, starring Steve Buscemi
Date: 2015
Production (role):
NATIONAL TREASURE
Company:
The Forge / Channel 4
Project details:
A "National Treasure" comedian accused of sex offences

BAFTA wins for Best Director and Best Mini Series plus 3 further nominations.

RTS win for Best Mini Series

Peabody Award winner
Date: 2015
Production (role):
QUANTICO
Company:
ABC
Project details:
A look at the lives of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia

Pilot episode
Date: 2014
Production (role):
UTOPIA
Company:
Kudos / Channel 4 (Series 1 and 2)
Project details:
Marc directed and Executive Produced

International Emmy win for Best Drama Series

4 BAFTA nominations including Best Director

3 RTS nominations including Best Series

WInner of FIPA d'Or
Date: 2014
Production (role):
BLACK SAILS
Company:
Platinum Dunes / Starz (2 Episodes)
Project details:
Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Triple Emmy winning series for Starz
Date: 2011
Production (role):
CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE
Company:
Origin / BBC 2
Project details:
Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

5 BAFTA nominations including Best Mini Series

4 RTS nominations including Best Serial. Winner of 3 RTS awards.

Nominated for Best Drama Serial Broadcast Award

Nominated BANFF Rockie Best Mini Series
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SOME DOGS BITE (TV Movie)
Company:
Kindle / BBC 3
Project details:
A 14-year-old leads his two half-brothers (one older, one an infant) on a journey to find and live as a family with his father after their mother dies.

Winner European Children's Film Association Prize

Winner Prix de Jury, Nantes British Film Festival
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE DEVIL’S WHORE
Company:
Company Pictures / Channel Four
Project details:
Four part historical drama set during the English civil war.

With Andrea Riseborough, Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and John Simm

Nominated 4 BAFTAs including Best Serial

Winner 4 Royal Television Society Awards including Best Serial

Winner 2 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards including Best Serial

Winner South Bank Show Award Best TV Drama

Winner Silver Hugo Award Chicago Film and TV Festival
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE MARK OF CAIN
Company:
Red Productions / Channel 4
Project details:
The story of two young soldiers in the Iraqi invasion of 2003 and their involvement with the torture of Iraqi detainees.

Winner BAFTA Best Single Drama, nominated for Best Director

Winner Rotterdam Film Festival Amnesty International Prize

4 RTS nominations including Best Single Drama

Winner Nymphe D'Oe Monte Carlo TV Festival

Winner South Bank Show Award Best TV Drama
Date: 2005
Production (role):
SHINY SHINY BRIGHT NEW HOLE IN MY HEART (Writer / Director)
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
Feature length story of a woman who becomes addicted to shopping.

With Sally Hawkins, Steven Mackintosh and Daniela Nardini
Date: 2004
Production (role):
CONVICTION
Company:
Red Productions / BBC 3
Project details:
Six part detective series about guilt, fear and family.

Nominated BAFTA Best Series

Nominated RTS award for Best Serial

Winner Nymphe d’Or Monte Carlo TV Festival
Date: 2003
Production (role):
THE CANTERBURY TALES: 'THE KNIGHT’S TALE'
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
One of six contemporary retellings of Chaucer.

With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keeley Hawes and John Simm
Date: 2000
Production (role):
THE SECRET WORLD OF MICHAEL FRY
Company:
C4
Project details:
An innocent town planner uncovers a conspiracy to turn a little Welsh seaside town into an ersatz Mediterranean resort.
Date: 1998
Production (role):
VANITY FAIR
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
Thackeray's satirical novel adapted by Andrew Davies in 6 parts.

Nominated 6 BAFTAs including Best Serial

Nominated for 2 RTS Awards

Winner Best BBC Programme TV and Radio Industries Club

Winner 3 FIPA D'ORs

Winner BANFF Special Jury Prize
Date: 1997
Production (role):
TOUCHING EVIL
Company:
ITV (1st Series)
Project details:
Police thriller about a serial murderer and a detective’s near death experience.

Nominated 3 BAFTAs including Best Series

Nominated 4 RTS Awards including Best Series
Date: 1995
Production (role):
CHRISTMAS
Company:
C4
Project details:
Wrs. Tom and Jez Butterworth for C4's "Talentspotting" season.

Two men, a goose and a gangster. A grim tale in Kings Cross
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE SECRET GARDEN
Company:
Heyday/ Studio Canal
Project details:
A new take on the classic children's novel The Secret Garden.

Written by Jack Thorne.
Date: 2002
Production (role):
MIRANDA
Company:
FilmFour / The Film Council
Project details:
A Twisted romance about a librarian who falls in love with a con-woman.

With Christina Ricci, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt and John Simm

Distributed in UK by Pathé

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2002

Winner Audience Award Raindance Film Festival 2003
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 1997
Production (role):
ARTHOUSE: 'REBEL WITH A CAUSE'
Company:
C4 (1st Series)
Project details:
A film about hype, art and commercials director Tony Kaye's attempts to be taken seriously as an artist.
Date: 1994
Production (role):
MODERN TIMES: 'THE TRIBE'
Company:
BBC 2 (1st Series)
Project details:
Three members of a tribe of urban environmentalists clash with the police in their vainglorious battle against the Criminal Justice Bill. Then they visit their mums.
Date: 1993
Production (role):
40 MINUTES: 'GIRLFRIENDS'
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
Gail and Mitzi: single, independent and wildly promiscuous. A Summer in their life as their best friend gets married.
Date: 1993
Production (role):
40 MINUTES: 'THREE BIG MEN'
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
Three Englishmen enter the World Sumo Wrestling Championships in Japan and get to grips with Japan.
Date: 1992
Production (role):
COWBOYS & CHICANOS / US: STORIES OF ELYRIA
Company:
PBS / BBC / BBC 2
Project details:
A Mexican American community in Denver fight the threat of commercial expansion from a nearby stock and rodeo show

Winner Emmy for Outstanding Documentary Current Issues (Heartland).
Date: 1991
Production (role):
FROM WIMPS TO WARRIORS: 'BERMONDSEY BOY', 'THAT'S MASCULINITY' and 'SUBMISSION'
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
Series about masculinity

Nominated 1992 British Film Institute Award for Innovation

Winner Silver Plaque 1992 Chicago International Film Festival (Bermondsey Boy).
COMMERCIAL (Includes)
Production (role):
THE GUARDIAN
Company:
BMP DDB
Production (role):
VOLKSWAGEN CARS
Company:
BMP DDB
Project details:
2 campaigns
Production (role):
ESSO
Company:
J. Walter Thompson
Production (role):
BAFTA
Company:
BBC Broadcast
Production (role):
HEALTH EDUCATION COUNCIL
Company:
Abbott Mead Vickers
Production (role):
COLGATE PALMOLIVE
Company:
Young & Rubican
Production (role):
YAKULT
Company:
Travis Sennett Sully Ross

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): THE THIRD DAY
    Company: Sky Studios / HBO/ Plan B/ Punch Drunk
    Project details: New Drama six part limited series written by Dennis Kelly starring Jude Law.

    A man is drawn to a mysterious island off the UK coast and is thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants and is confronted by a trauma from his past.

    It is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, alongside HBO, and Brad Pitt’s production outfit Plan B Entertainment. It also marks the first move into TV production for UK immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International.
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (Crazy Diamond)
    Company: Left Bank/ Amazon/ Channel 4
    Project details: A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick.

    Written by Toni Grisoni, starring Steve Buscemi
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): NATIONAL TREASURE
    Company: The Forge / Channel 4
    Project details: A "National Treasure" comedian accused of sex offences

    BAFTA wins for Best Director and Best Mini Series plus 3 further nominations.

    RTS win for Best Mini Series

    Peabody Award winner
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): QUANTICO
    Company: ABC
    Project details: A look at the lives of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia

    Pilot episode
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): UTOPIA
    Company: Kudos / Channel 4 (Series 1 and 2)
    Project details: Marc directed and Executive Produced

    International Emmy win for Best Drama Series

    4 BAFTA nominations including Best Director

    3 RTS nominations including Best Series

    WInner of FIPA d'Or
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): BLACK SAILS
    Company: Platinum Dunes / Starz (2 Episodes)
    Project details: Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

    Triple Emmy winning series for Starz
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE
    Company: Origin / BBC 2
    Project details: Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

    5 BAFTA nominations including Best Mini Series

    4 RTS nominations including Best Serial. Winner of 3 RTS awards.

    Nominated for Best Drama Serial Broadcast Award

    Nominated BANFF Rockie Best Mini Series
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SOME DOGS BITE (TV Movie)
    Company: Kindle / BBC 3
    Project details: A 14-year-old leads his two half-brothers (one older, one an infant) on a journey to find and live as a family with his father after their mother dies.

    Winner European Children's Film Association Prize

    Winner Prix de Jury, Nantes British Film Festival
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE DEVIL’S WHORE
    Company: Company Pictures / Channel Four
    Project details: Four part historical drama set during the English civil war.

    With Andrea Riseborough, Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and John Simm

    Nominated 4 BAFTAs including Best Serial

    Winner 4 Royal Television Society Awards including Best Serial

    Winner 2 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards including Best Serial

    Winner South Bank Show Award Best TV Drama

    Winner Silver Hugo Award Chicago Film and TV Festival
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE MARK OF CAIN
    Company: Red Productions / Channel 4
    Project details: The story of two young soldiers in the Iraqi invasion of 2003 and their involvement with the torture of Iraqi detainees.

    Winner BAFTA Best Single Drama, nominated for Best Director

    Winner Rotterdam Film Festival Amnesty International Prize

    4 RTS nominations including Best Single Drama

    Winner Nymphe D'Oe Monte Carlo TV Festival

    Winner South Bank Show Award Best TV Drama
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): SHINY SHINY BRIGHT NEW HOLE IN MY HEART (Writer / Director)
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: Feature length story of a woman who becomes addicted to shopping.

    With Sally Hawkins, Steven Mackintosh and Daniela Nardini
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): CONVICTION
    Company: Red Productions / BBC 3
    Project details: Six part detective series about guilt, fear and family.

    Nominated BAFTA Best Series

    Nominated RTS award for Best Serial

    Winner Nymphe d’Or Monte Carlo TV Festival
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): THE CANTERBURY TALES: 'THE KNIGHT’S TALE'
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: One of six contemporary retellings of Chaucer.

    With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keeley Hawes and John Simm
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): THE SECRET WORLD OF MICHAEL FRY
    Company: C4
    Project details: An innocent town planner uncovers a conspiracy to turn a little Welsh seaside town into an ersatz Mediterranean resort.
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): VANITY FAIR
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: Thackeray's satirical novel adapted by Andrew Davies in 6 parts.

    Nominated 6 BAFTAs including Best Serial

    Nominated for 2 RTS Awards

    Winner Best BBC Programme TV and Radio Industries Club

    Winner 3 FIPA D'ORs

    Winner BANFF Special Jury Prize
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): TOUCHING EVIL
    Company: ITV (1st Series)
    Project details: Police thriller about a serial murderer and a detective’s near death experience.

    Nominated 3 BAFTAs including Best Series

    Nominated 4 RTS Awards including Best Series
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): CHRISTMAS
    Company: C4
    Project details: Wrs. Tom and Jez Butterworth for C4's "Talentspotting" season.

    Two men, a goose and a gangster. A grim tale in Kings Cross
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE SECRET GARDEN
    Company: Heyday/ Studio Canal
    Project details: A new take on the classic children's novel The Secret Garden.

    Written by Jack Thorne.
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): MIRANDA
    Company: FilmFour / The Film Council
    Project details: A Twisted romance about a librarian who falls in love with a con-woman.

    With Christina Ricci, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt and John Simm

    Distributed in UK by Pathé

    Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2002

    Winner Audience Award Raindance Film Festival 2003
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): ARTHOUSE: 'REBEL WITH A CAUSE'
    Company: C4 (1st Series)
    Project details: A film about hype, art and commercials director Tony Kaye's attempts to be taken seriously as an artist.
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): MODERN TIMES: 'THE TRIBE'
    Company: BBC 2 (1st Series)
    Project details: Three members of a tribe of urban environmentalists clash with the police in their vainglorious battle against the Criminal Justice Bill. Then they visit their mums.
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): 40 MINUTES: 'GIRLFRIENDS'
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: Gail and Mitzi: single, independent and wildly promiscuous. A Summer in their life as their best friend gets married.
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): 40 MINUTES: 'THREE BIG MEN'
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: Three Englishmen enter the World Sumo Wrestling Championships in Japan and get to grips with Japan.
  • Date: 1992
    Production (role): COWBOYS & CHICANOS / US: STORIES OF ELYRIA
    Company: PBS / BBC / BBC 2
    Project details: A Mexican American community in Denver fight the threat of commercial expansion from a nearby stock and rodeo show

    Winner Emmy for Outstanding Documentary Current Issues (Heartland).
  • Date: 1991
    Production (role): FROM WIMPS TO WARRIORS: 'BERMONDSEY BOY', 'THAT'S MASCULINITY' and 'SUBMISSION'
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: Series about masculinity

    Nominated 1992 British Film Institute Award for Innovation

    Winner Silver Plaque 1992 Chicago International Film Festival (Bermondsey Boy).
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE GUARDIAN
    Company: BMP DDB
    Project details:
  • Production (role): VOLKSWAGEN CARS
    Company: BMP DDB
    Project details: 2 campaigns
  • Production (role): ESSO
    Company: J. Walter Thompson
    Project details:
  • Production (role): BAFTA
    Company: BBC Broadcast
    Project details:
  • Production (role): HEALTH EDUCATION COUNCIL
    Company: Abbott Mead Vickers
    Project details:
  • Production (role): COLGATE PALMOLIVE
    Company: Young & Rubican
    Project details:
  • Production (role): YAKULT
    Company: Travis Sennett Sully Ross
    Project details: