James Marsh

James Marsh (born April 30, 1963 Truro, Cornwall) is a film director known for directing the cult film Wisconsin Death Trip starring Marcus Monroe and Sir Ian Holm. He won 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for directing Man on Wire. Marsh lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with his wife and two children. As an undergraduate, he studied at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Marsh(director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

The King (2006)

A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  William Hurt  •  Pell James  •  Paul Dano

A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  William Hurt  •  Pell James  •  Paul Dano

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)

After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the Police when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Warren Clarke  •  Paddy Considine  •  James Fox  •  Jim Carter

After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the Police when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Warren Clarke  •  Paddy Considine  •  James Fox  •  Jim Carter

Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name which was first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Ian Holm

Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name which was first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Ian Holm

Project Nim (2011)

From the team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Bob Angelini  •  Bern Cohen  •  Reagan Leonard

From the team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Bob Angelini  •  Bern Cohen  •  Reagan Leonard

The Team (2005)

A cinema verite documentary about the homeless soccer team from New York City who travel and compete at the 1st Annual Homeless Soccer World Cup in Graz, Austria in July 2003.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh  •  Basia Winograd
CAST:  Gernot Koenig

A cinema verite documentary about the homeless soccer team from New York City who travel and compete at the 1st Annual Homeless Soccer World Cup in Graz, Austria in July 2003.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh  •  Basia Winograd
CAST:  Gernot Koenig

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

The Burger & the King: The Life & Cuisine of Elvis Presley (1996)

Before he won the Academy Award for Documentary for Man on Wire, director James Marsh made this lighthearted film about the artery-clogging cravings of Elvis Presley. Marsh’s portrait of Elvis is constructed from the recollections of friends, relatives and Elvis’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Roy Anderson  •  Rosa Arnold  •  Martha Babcock  •  George Christy

Before he won the Academy Award for Documentary for Man on Wire, director James Marsh made this lighthearted film about the artery-clogging cravings of Elvis Presley. Marsh’s portrait of Elvis is constructed from the recollections of friends, relatives and Elvis’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Roy Anderson  •  Rosa Arnold  •  Martha Babcock  •  George Christy

Shadow Dancer (2012)

Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Clive Owen  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Aidan Gillen

Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Clive Owen  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Aidan Gillen

Man on Wire (2008)

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On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Philippe Petit  •  Jean François Heckel  •  Jean-Louis Blondeau  •  Annie Allix

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Philippe Petit  •  Jean François Heckel  •  Jean-Louis Blondeau  •  Annie Allix

The Mercy (2018)

In 1968, Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor, endangers the fate of his family and business, and his own life, blinded by his ambition to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, attempting to become the first person in history to single-handedly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Rachel Weisz  •  David Thewlis  •  Andrew Buchan

In 1968, Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor, endangers the fate of his family and business, and his own life, blinded by his ambition to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, attempting to become the first person in history to single-handedly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Rachel Weisz  •  David Thewlis  •  Andrew Buchan

King of Thieves (2018)

London, England, April 2015. Brian Reader, a retired thief, gathers an unlikely gang of burglars to perpetrate the biggest and boldest heist in British history. The thieves assault the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and escape with millions in goods and money. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Ray Winstone  •  Michael Gambon

London, England, April 2015. Brian Reader, a retired thief, gathers an unlikely gang of burglars to perpetrate the biggest and boldest heist in British history. The thieves assault the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and escape with millions in goods and money. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Ray Winstone  •  Michael Gambon

Jan Švankmajer: The Animator of Prague (1990)

This half-hour BBC documentary offers a revealing look at Svankmajer at work on "Death of Stalinism in Bohemia," and uses excerpts from his earlier films to trace the development of his unique sensibility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Jan Švankmajer

This half-hour BBC documentary offers a revealing look at Svankmajer at work on "Death of Stalinism in Bohemia," and uses excerpts from his earlier films to trace the development of his unique sensibility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Jan Švankmajer

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Based on concert pianist James Rhodes' memoir, which explores the legacy of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, including a litany of mental health issues, and how music proved his salvation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
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Based on concert pianist James Rhodes' memoir, which explores the legacy of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, including a litany of mental health issues, and how music proved his salvation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
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