We were thrilled that NDH6's guest was Marc Munden (Dec 2014), Bafta-winning director
of recent cult hit C4's Utopia, The Crimson Petal and the White, The Devil's Whore, BBC's lavish
Vanity Fair and hard hitting The Mark of Cain amongst many others.
Marc started out as an assistant to Mike Leigh, Derek Jarman and Terence Davies before
directing documentaries for television under the auspices of Paul Watson at the BBC.
His TV dramas have been nominated on 7 occasions for a BAFTA (incl. Best Director twice),
winning for The Mark of Cain in 2008, and on 6 occasions for a Royal Television Society Award,
winning for The Devil's Whore in 2009.
In 2013 he was listed by Broadcast Magazine as the 'No.1 Director working in TV today' in
their annual Hot 100 edition.
Marc was extremely generous with his time and insights into a fascinating career. We saw clips
from Bermondsey Boy, Miranda, Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart (starring Sally Hawkins),
Crimson Petal and of course Utopia (including some great behind-the-scenes footage), and Marc also
brought along some of his Utopia on-set script/notes/journals for a great look into the daily process
(in the gallery).
Check out the amazing insights from the session in the audio and video below.
Marc has very kindly agreed to be NoDirectionHome's first patron.