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James Kent

James Kent

Director

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Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
(2014)
Heyday FilmsProds: Rosie Alison, David Heyman
Starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Emily Watson, Dominic West, Hayley Atwell and Miranda Richardson
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE THIRTEENTH TALE
(2013)
Heyday FilmsDirector. 90min film for BBC2.
Written by Christopher Hampton.
Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman

*Winner, C21 Media awards 'Best Miniseries'.
THE WHITE QUEEN
(2012)
BBC/StarzLead Director.
Episodes 1, 2 and 3 of a major 10 part drama on The Wars of The Roses.
Starring Janet McTeer, Robert Pugh, Max Irons, James Frain and introducing Rebecca Ferguson.

*Nominee, Golden Globes 2014, Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
*Nominee, Golden Globes 2014, Best Performance by and Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Rebecca Ferguson)
*Nominee, Golden Globes 2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Janet McTeer)
*Nominee, Emmy Awards 2014, Outstanding Miniseries
*Nominee, Emmy Awards 2014, Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special
*Nominee, Emmy Awards 2014, Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
*Nominee, Emmy Awards 2014, Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
CHOPIN SAVED MY LIFE
(2012)
Channel 4Director. 60 min doc.

*Nominated Grand Jury Award Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.
*Nominated Grierson Award for Best Arts Documentary.
INSIDE MEN
(2011)
BBC4 x 1 hours for BBC1. Exec Prod Hilary Salmon. Producer Colin Wratten.
Starring Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Kierston Wareing, Warren Brown.
MARCHLANDS
(2011)
ITV StudiosSole director on 5 x 60 min drama: a haunting ghost story told over three generations.
9/11: THE VOICES FROM THE TOWERS
(2009)
Darlow Smithson/ HBO90 min feature documentary

*Nominee, 2010 International Emmy Awards, Documentary
*Nominee, Broadcast Awards 2010: Best Documentary
*Nominee, British Press Guild Awards 2010: Best Single Documentary
THE SECRET DIARIES OF MISS ANNE LISTER
(2009)
Oxford Film & Television/ BBC90 min drama based on the diary of a remarkable woman
Starring Maxine Peake

* Premiered at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in March 2010 as the Opening Night Gala film in the Odeon West End
* Opening Film, San Francisco Gay Film Festival, June 2010
* Winner, Audience Award for Best Film, Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
* Winner, Grand Jury Award for Best International Feature: L.A. Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (aka Outfest), July 2010
* Winner, Audience Award, Madrid Gay Film Festival, November 2010
* Winner Royal Bank of Canada Award for Best Feature Film - Toronto InsideOut Festival
* Winner Best Feature Film: Philadelphia QFest
* Winner Best Women’s Feature Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival, Colorado Springs
* Winner People’s Choice Best Feature Film Madrid LesGaiCineMad
* Winner Maxine Peake – Best Actress Gotham Film Festival
* Winner James Kent – Best Director Atlanta Out on Film
* Winner Jury Award Best International Feature Memphis Outflix 21
* Winner Audience Award Best Narrative Feature Austin International GLIFF
* Winner “Coup de Coeur du Public" Toulouse Des Images aux Mots Festival
MARGARET
(2009)
Great Meadow/ BBCDirector Writer: Richard Cottan 2 hr single film Cast: Lindsay Duncan as Margaret Thatcher

*Winner, RTS Awards 2009: Best Production Design
CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS
(2008)
ITV Drama / Mammoth ScreenDirector
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Cast: David Suchet, Harriet Walter, Claire Springer, Natasha Little
WAR ORATORIO
(2007)
Oxford Film & Television / More 4 / Channel 4Director. 90 min film TX: June 2007 Libretto by Michael Symmons-Roberts Composer: Dominic Muldowney

*Winner, RTS Craft Awards: Best Sound
*Winner, UK Audio Film and TV Awards: Best Sound
*Winner, BAFTA: Best Sound
*Nominee, Banff Television awards: Best Performance film
ELIZABETH DAVID: A LIFE IN RECIPES
(2006)
Wall to Wall / BBC2Director.
90 min drama
Exec: Leanne Klein
Cast: Catherine MacCormack & Greg Wise

*Nominee, Grierson Awards for Best Factual Drama 2006
H.G.WELLS: WAR WITH THE WORLD
(2005)
Wall to Wall / BBC2Adaptor/Director.
90 min drama
Exec: Leanne Klein
Cast: Michael Sheen, Sally Hawkins & Dermot Crowley
HOLOCAUST: A MUSIC MEMORIAL FILM FROM AUSCHWITZ
(2004)
BBC2Director.
90 min single
Exec: Peter Maniura

*Winner, BAFTA 2006 ‘Huw Wheldon Award for Best Specialist Factual’
*Winner, International Emmy 2005 ‘Best Arts Programme’
*Winner, RTS Award 2005 ‘Best Arts Programme’
*Nominated, Grierson Award / Prix Italia
*Nominated, BANFF Television Festival
CUTTING EDGE: THE KIDNAPPING OF ELIZABETH SMART
(2003)
Darlow Smithson / Channel 4Director.
Exec: John Smithson
THE GENIUS OF MOZART
(2002)
BBC2Writer/Director.
60 min drama doc
Execs: Sue Judd/Peter Maniura
Cast: Kenneth Cranham & Claire Skinner

*Winner, BAFTA Best Sound 2005
WITHCRAZE
(2002)
Blast! Films / BBC2Director.
60 min drama
Execs: Ed Choulthard/Krishan Arora
JOHN OSBORNE: ANGRY MAN
(2001)
Oxford TV / Channel 4Exec/Director.
90 min doc
Execs: Nick Kent/Janice Hadlow
LARRY AND VIVIEN: THE OLIVIERS IN LOVE
(2001)
Blakeway / Channel 4Director.
90 min doc
Execs: Hamish Mykura/Janice Hadlow
NAZI WOMEN - MAGDA GOEBBELS
(2000)
Oxford TV / Channel 4Exec/Director.
60 min single
Execs: James Kent/Janice Hadlow
STORYVILLE 'GIANNI VERSACE: FASHION VICTIM'
(2000)
Littlebird / BBC2 / HBO / Canal PlusDirector.
90 min doc
INSIDE STORY: 'THE RUSSIAN CRACKER' AND 'BOY CRAZY'
(1998)
BBC1(1998-2000)
Producer/Director.
50 min doc
Exec: Olivia Lichtenstein
EASTENDERS
(1999)
BBC1Director. 5 episodes
MELROSE SPACE
(1998)
Illuminations / BBCProducer/Director.
VILE BODIES: THE DEAD
(1997)
Blast! Films / Channel 4Producer/Director. 60 min doc
JOHN WAYNE: THE UNQUIET AMERICAN
(1997)
BBC2Producer/Director. 60 min doc
ALBERT CAMUS: THE MADNESS OF SINCERITY
(1996)
BBC BookmarkDirector. 90 min single
Prod: Pascale Lamche

*Winner Montreal Film Festival 'Best Arts Documentary'
THE ROOTS OF ALEX HALEY
(1996)
BBC BookmarkProducer/Director. 60 min single
AMERICAN VISIONS
(1996)
American Visions(1994-1996)
Producer/Director. 3 x 60 min

*Nominated, BAFTA 'Best Arts Programme'
THE LATE SHOW: 'THE WAR OVER WARHOL' 'TELLING THE TROUBLES' 'LOUIS ALTHUSSER'
(1994)
BBC(1992-1994)
Producer/Director. 3 x 45 min doc
WITHOUT WALLS: SERIES OF SHORT FILMS
(1992)
Wall to Wall / Channel 41991-1992
Producer/Director

*Winner, BP Arts Journalism Award
CHANNEL 4 NEWS / BBC NEWSNIGHT
(1991)
BBC & Channel 41989-1991
Producer
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