James Marsh

James Marsh is an English director best known for his 2008 film, Man on Wire, which won many awards including the Oscar for Best Documentary. His other notable non-fiction credits include Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) and Project Nim (2011). Marsh also directs fiction films, including The King (2005), starring Gael Garcia Bernal; Red Riding: 1980 (2009), the second part of the Red Riding trilogy; and Shadow Dancer (2012), with Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson.

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Talks

In Memoriam: Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Anton Yelchin, Michael Cimino, David Bowie and More

By Filmmakers | December 21, 2016

In Memoriam: Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Anton Yelchin, Michael Cimino, David Bowie and More

Alex Cox, Joe Dante, James Marsh, Alex Winter and more remember some of the cinematic greats who passed away during 2016.

Looking Back on Bowie: My Dinner with David, and His Lazarus Video

By James Marsh | December 6, 2016

Looking Back on Bowie: My Dinner with David, and His Lazarus Video

Man on Wire director James Marsh pays tribute to David Bowie by recalling the time they became friendly, and pondering his creative swan song.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years

By James Marsh | January 4, 2016

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years

One of the great emerging English directors constructs a heart-rending tragedy from small, quiet moments in this impeccably controlled marital drama.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Finding Vivian Maier

By James Marsh | February 20, 2015

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Finding Vivian Maier

The director of an Oscar-winning documentary shares his thoughts on one of this year's non-fiction contenders.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks with Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By James Marsh | October 31, 2014

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks with Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

Marsh and Poitras, two of the most brilliant non-fiction filmmakers of their generation, discuss the latter's incendiary Edward Snowden documentary.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth

By James Marsh | September 29, 2014

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth

The Oscar-winning director considers this hybrid documentary portrait of Nick Cave that is simultaneously revealing and guarded.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren’s The Dog

By James Marsh | August 13, 2014

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) Talks Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren’s The Dog

A look at the new documentary about flamboyant bisexual bank robber John Wojtowicz, and also the more famous fictional take on his life.

James Marsh (Man on Wire) Talks Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida

By James Marsh | June 9, 2014

James Marsh (Man on Wire) Talks Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida

A couple of times in any given year, if I am lucky, I get to see a great film – best defined as a film alive with new possibilities for the medium...