James Kent

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Agent: Natasha Galloway
Assistant: Talia Tobias

Film

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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

2014

Heyday Films

Prods: Rosie Alison, David Heyman
Starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Emily Watson, Dominic West, Hayley Atwell and Miranda Richardson

Television

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SPARK

2016

ABC

Pilot
Prods: Ian Sander, Kim Moses
Starring Lena Olin, Rege-Gene Page, Tracy Ifeachor

AMERICAN CRIME II

2015

ABC

Prods: John Ridley, Michael MacDonald
Starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton Regina King

11/22/63

2015

Bad Robot / Warner Bros TV

Prods: JJ Abrams, Bridget Carpenter
Starring: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Sarah Gadon

THE THIRTEENTH TALE

2013

Heyday Films

Director. 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/Starz

Lead 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 4

Director. 60 min doc.

*Nominated Grand Jury Award Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.
*Nominated Grierson Award for Best Arts Documentary.

INSIDE MEN

2011

BBC

4 x 1 hours for BBC1. Exec Prod Hilary Salmon. Producer Colin Wratten.
Starring Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Kierston Wareing, Warren Brown.

MARCHLANDS

2011

ITV Studios

Sole 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/ HBO

90 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/ BBC

90 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/ BBC

Director 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 Screen

Director
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Cast: David Suchet, Harriet Walter, Claire Springer, Natasha Little

WAR ORATORIO

2007

Oxford Film & Television / More 4 / Channel 4

Director. 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 / BBC2

Director.
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 / BBC2

Adaptor/Director.
90 min drama
Exec: Leanne Klein
Cast: Michael Sheen, Sally Hawkins & Dermot Crowley

HOLOCAUST: A MUSIC MEMORIAL FILM FROM AUSCHWITZ

2004

BBC2

Director.
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 4

Director.
Exec: John Smithson

THE GENIUS OF MOZART

2002

BBC2

Writer/Director.
60 min drama doc
Execs: Sue Judd/Peter Maniura
Cast: Kenneth Cranham & Claire Skinner

*Winner, BAFTA Best Sound 2005

WITHCRAZE

2002

Blast! Films / BBC2

Director.
60 min drama
Execs: Ed Choulthard/Krishan Arora

JOHN OSBORNE: ANGRY MAN

2001

Oxford TV / Channel 4

Exec/Director.
90 min doc
Execs: Nick Kent/Janice Hadlow

LARRY AND VIVIEN: THE OLIVIERS IN LOVE

2001

Blakeway / Channel 4

Director.
90 min doc
Execs: Hamish Mykura/Janice Hadlow

NAZI WOMEN - MAGDA GOEBBELS

2000

Oxford TV / Channel 4

Exec/Director.
60 min single
Execs: James Kent/Janice Hadlow

STORYVILLE 'Gianni Versace: Fashion Victim'

2000

Littlebird / BBC2 / HBO / Canal Plus

Director.
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

BBC1

Director. 5 episodes

MELROSE SPACE

1998

Illuminations / BBC

Producer/Director.

VILE BODIES: THE DEAD

1997

Blast! Films / Channel 4

Producer/Director. 60 min doc

JOHN WAYNE: THE UNQUIET AMERICAN

1997

BBC2

Producer/Director. 60 min doc

ALBERT CAMUS: THE MADNESS OF SINCERITY

1996

BBC Bookmark

Director. 90 min single
Prod: Pascale Lamche

*Winner Montreal Film Festival 'Best Arts Documentary'

THE ROOTS OF ALEX HALEY

1996

BBC Bookmark

Producer/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 4

1991-1992
Producer/Director

*Winner, BP Arts Journalism Award

Channel 4 News / BBC Newsnight

1991

BBC & Channel 4

1989-1991
Producer