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Neil Marshall is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive producer and Editor British born on 25 may 1970 at Newcastle upon Tyne (United-kingdom)

Neil Marshall

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Birth 25 may 1970 (50 years) at Newcastle upon Tyne (United-kingdom)

Neil Marshall (born 25 May 1970) is an English film director, editor and screenwriter. Marshall began his career in editing and in 2002 directed his first feature film Dog Soldiers, which became a cult film. He followed up with the critically acclaimed horror film The Descent in 2005. Marshall also directed Doomsday in 2008, and wrote and directed Centurion in 2010.

Biography

Enfance
Né le 25 mai 1970, Neil Marshall grandit à Newcastle upon Tyne en Angleterre. Alors qu'il a cinq ou six ans, ses parents le laissaient tard devant la télévision diffusant des films comme, Frankenstein, La Malédiction de Richard Donner (1976), The Shining de Stanley Kubrick (1980), Les Aventuriers de l'arche perdue de Steven Spielberg (1981), The Thing de John Carpenter (1982). À onze ans, il s'en inspire pour réaliser son premier film avec une caméra Super 8 chez lui avec son meilleur ami.

En 1989, il fréquente l'école du cinéma à Newcastle Polytechnic — aujourd'hui l'Université de Northumbria — où, engagé par Bharat Nalluri en 1994, il travaille en tant que monteur, storyboarder et assistant réalisateur sur le court-métrage Driven pour la télévision et Killing Time pour le cinéma en 1998.


Carrière
Il est engagé en 1995 comme scénariste (en compagnie de Caspar Berry et Fleur Costello) et monteur du premier film de Bharat Nalluri, Killing Time (1998). Ensuite, il continue à écrire des courts métrages comme The Gatherers de Ian D. Fleming (1998), Bully de Darren Mapletoft (1999).

En 2002, il réalise son premier long-métrage, Dog Soldiers, sur lequel il officie également en tant que scénariste et monteur. Le film est tourné dans la région des Highlands en Écosse et surtout au Luxembourg. Il met en scène six soldats anglais inexpérimentés pris au piège des loups-garous. Ce film d'horreur devint vite un film culte au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis. Il obtient plusieurs récompenses comme un Corbeau d’or et un Pégase au Festival international du film fantastique de Bruxelles ainsi que le Grand Prix du film fantastique européen en argent au Festival international du film du Luxembourg. Neil Marshall déclare à ce propos : « Je suis étonné et très ravi. C'est un film d'horreur original avec de masses de gore et d'humour, parfait pour un post-pub session avec quelques boîtes de conserve. Pour moi, ce Dog Soldiers fait partie d'un film d'horreur, d'un film de militaire, de guerre et de western. Cela en fait de nombreux hommages aux Westerns comme La Horde sauvage et Rio Bravo, mais personne ne semble reprendre ces genres de film ! ».

En 2005, sort son second long métrage, The Descent. Ce nouveau film horrifique, dans lequel un groupe de jeunes spéléologues passionnées coincées dans une grotte souterraine et soudain pourchassées par des monstres difformes, est un succès. Il récolte par ailleurs de nombreuses récompenses dont le prix du meilleur réalisateur aux British Independent Film Awards et un prix de la meilleure réussite technique lors des Evening Standard British Film Awards en 2006. Son film connaitra une suite, The Descent 2 (2009) de Jon Harris, sur lequel Neil Marshall est uniquement producteur délégué.



En 2008, il a comme projet une adaptation du roman Drive de James Sallis avec Hugh Jackman dans le rôle principall. Le projet sera finalement repris par Nicolas Winding Refn : Drive sort en 2011 avec Ryan Gosling. En juin 2009, 20th Century Fox l'approche pour mettre en scène Predators, troisième film mettant en scène les créatures du même nom. Le poste revient finalement à Nimród Antal, alors que le film sort en 2010. En octobre 2009, Paramount Pictures songe à Neil Marshall et Neill Blomkamp comme remplaçant de Peter Berg qui avait abandonné le projet de remake de Dune (1984) de David Lynch, mais le Français Pierre Morel semble alors avoir les faveurs du studio.

Toujours comme scénariste et réalisateur, il tourne ensuite en Afrique du Sud et en Écosse le thriller post-apocalyptique Doomsday (2008), avec Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins et Malcolm McDowell. Avec un budget de dix-sept millions de livres, le film est un échec public avec seulement 22 millions de dollars de recettes mondiales.

Il aborde ensuite un autre genre cinématographique, le péplum, pour Centurion, avec Michael Fassbender et son épouse Axelle Carolyn. Sorti en 2010, ce film est tourné en Angleterre dans la forêt d'Alice Holt et en Écosse, notamment à Badenoch, ainsi que Strathspey.

Dès 2012, il se focalise sur la réalisation d'épisodes de séries télévisées : Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Constantine ou Hannibal. Il revient au cinéma en 2015 avec le film d'horreur à sketches Tales of Halloween, dans lequel il réalise le segment Bad Seed. Il retourne ensuite à la télévision, notamment en 2016 pour les séries Timeless et Westworld et le téléfilm Poor Richard's Almanack. En 2018, il produit la série Perdus dans l'espace et réalise 2 épisodes.

2019 marque son retour au cinéma avec Hellboy, 3e film adapté du personnage de comics Hellboy créé par Mike Mignola, déjà porté à l'écran dans Hellboy (2004) et Hellboy 2 : Les Légions d'or maudites (2008) de Guillermo del Toro.


Vie privée
Neil Marshall est marié depuis 2007 à la journaliste belge Axelle Carolyn, qui est également actrice, maquilleuse, scénariste et romancière.

Usually with

Craig Conway
Craig Conway
(3 films)
Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee
(3 films)
Emma Cleasby
Emma Cleasby
(2 films)
MyAnna Buring
MyAnna Buring
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Neil Marshall (9 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Centurion
Centurion (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Noel Clarke, Liam Cunningham, David Morrissey
Roles Archer on Hadrian's Wall, an uncredited cameo as the watchman who mistakes Bothos for a Pict.
Rating63% 3.1988553.1988553.1988553.1988553.198855
Beginning in 117 AD, the narrative opens with a Roman soldier fleeing across a snowy landscape, saying; "My name is Quintus Dias. I am a soldier of Rome, and this is neither the beginning, nor the end of my story."

Director

Hellboy
Hellboy (2019)
, 2h1
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, Daniel Dae Kim
Rating52% 2.602692.602692.602692.602692.60269
Durant l'Âge sombre, la Reine de Sang Vivian Nimue est vaincue par le Roi Arthur grâce à Excalibur. Le corps de Nimue est dispersé et chaque membre caché en des lieux différents.
Tales of Halloween, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez, Adam Gierasch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Barry Bostwick, Keir Gilchrist, Adrienne Barbeau, Pollyanna McIntosh, Samuel Witwer, Ben E. Woolf
Rating54% 2.7495252.7495252.7495252.7495252.749525
Les 10 histoires se déroulent dans une ville américaine, dont les habitants sont terrorisés par des goules, des extraterrestres et des tueurs en série pendant la nuit d'Halloween.
Centurion
Centurion (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Noel Clarke, Liam Cunningham, David Morrissey
Rating63% 3.1988553.1988553.1988553.1988553.198855
Beginning in 117 AD, the narrative opens with a Roman soldier fleeing across a snowy landscape, saying; "My name is Quintus Dias. I am a soldier of Rome, and this is neither the beginning, nor the end of my story."
Doomsday
Doomsday (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara, Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Adrian Lester
Rating59% 2.9990552.9990552.9990552.9990552.999055
In 2008, an unknown killer virus, dubbed "The Reaper Virus" infects Scotland. The UK government cannot contain or cure the virus, and they decide to build a 60-foot containment wall over the border with Scotland and its islands, isolating it from the rest of Britain.
The Descent, 1h40
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Adventure, Horror
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone
Rating71% 3.598193.598193.598193.598193.59819
Juno (Natalie Mendoza), Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) and Beth (Alex Reid) are whitewater rafting in Scotland. Sarah's husband Paul (Oliver Milburn) and their daughter Jessica (Molly Kayll) wave and cheer from the bank. Juno is seen talking intimately with Paul by Beth. On the drive back to their hotel, Paul gets distracted, causing a collision. Paul and Jessica are killed, but Sarah survives.
Dog Soldiers, 1h41
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Emma Cleasby, Darren Morfitt, Chris Robson
Rating67% 3.399483.399483.399483.399483.39948
The plot begins with a couple camping in the Scottish Highlands. The woman gives the man a silver letter opener as a present; shortly afterwards they are killed in their tent by an unseen assailant. Meanwhile, Private Cooper is seen running through a forest in North Wales. He attacks his pursuers, but is overwhelmed and wrestled to the ground. It turns out Cooper was trying to join a special forces unit, but fails when he refuses to shoot a dog in cold blood. He is returned to his unit by Captain Richard Ryan.

Scriptwriter

Tales of Halloween, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez, Adam Gierasch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Barry Bostwick, Keir Gilchrist, Adrienne Barbeau, Pollyanna McIntosh, Samuel Witwer, Ben E. Woolf
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.7495252.7495252.7495252.7495252.749525
Les 10 histoires se déroulent dans une ville américaine, dont les habitants sont terrorisés par des goules, des extraterrestres et des tueurs en série pendant la nuit d'Halloween.
Howl
Howl (2015)
, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Films set in the future, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Edward Speleers, Sean Pertwee, Holly Weston, Shauna Macdonald, Elliot Cowan, Rosie Day
Rating53% 2.698482.698482.698482.698482.69848
The plot involves an overnight passenger train, the Alpha Trax, which leaves London at midnight and under a full moon. An hour after departure, the train is travelling through a remote and forested part of the English countryside, in a mobile communication "dead zone". Here the train is forced to undergo an emergency brake to prevent a derailment when a deer runs onto the track. Old-timer passenger Ged (Duncan Preston) recalls a similar event happening in the exact same spot - the Great Thornton Forest Rail Crash of 1963 - whereby all the passengers were found dismembered and partially eaten the following morning.
Centurion
Centurion (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Noel Clarke, Liam Cunningham, David Morrissey
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1988553.1988553.1988553.1988553.198855
Beginning in 117 AD, the narrative opens with a Roman soldier fleeing across a snowy landscape, saying; "My name is Quintus Dias. I am a soldier of Rome, and this is neither the beginning, nor the end of my story."
Doomsday
Doomsday (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara, Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Adrian Lester
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.9990552.9990552.9990552.9990552.999055
In 2008, an unknown killer virus, dubbed "The Reaper Virus" infects Scotland. The UK government cannot contain or cure the virus, and they decide to build a 60-foot containment wall over the border with Scotland and its islands, isolating it from the rest of Britain.
The Descent, 1h40
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Adventure, Horror
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone
Roles Author
Rating71% 3.598193.598193.598193.598193.59819
Juno (Natalie Mendoza), Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) and Beth (Alex Reid) are whitewater rafting in Scotland. Sarah's husband Paul (Oliver Milburn) and their daughter Jessica (Molly Kayll) wave and cheer from the bank. Juno is seen talking intimately with Paul by Beth. On the drive back to their hotel, Paul gets distracted, causing a collision. Paul and Jessica are killed, but Sarah survives.
Dog Soldiers, 1h41
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Emma Cleasby, Darren Morfitt, Chris Robson
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.399483.399483.399483.399483.39948
The plot begins with a couple camping in the Scottish Highlands. The woman gives the man a silver letter opener as a present; shortly afterwards they are killed in their tent by an unseen assailant. Meanwhile, Private Cooper is seen running through a forest in North Wales. He attacks his pursuers, but is overwhelmed and wrestled to the ground. It turns out Cooper was trying to join a special forces unit, but fails when he refuses to shoot a dog in cold blood. He is returned to his unit by Captain Richard Ryan.
Killing Time
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Craig Fairbrass, Rick Warden, Keith Baxter
Roles Writer
Rating53% 2.66032.66032.66032.66032.6603
After the mobster who murdered his partner is acquitted, semi-corrupt detective Robert Bryant (Craig Fairbrass) hires a beautiful Italian female assassin, Maria (Kendra Torgan), to kill him. When he discovers that he cannot afford Maria's services, Bryant is forced to hire another assassin, Madison, to kill her. Maria survives the doublecross and sets out to collect what's owed to her, one way or another.

Producer

The Descent: Part 2, 1h34
Directed by Jon Harris
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Douglas Hodge, Nora-Jane Noone, Axelle Carolyn, Gavan O'Herlihy
Roles Executive producer
Rating58% 2.9007952.9007952.9007952.9007952.900795
Two days after the events of the first film, a traumatized and blood-covered Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) escapes the cave with no memory of the events that occurred within it. She is taken to a hospital, where it is revealed some of the blood on her is the same type as Juno Kaplan (Natalie Mendoza). Sheriff Vaines (Gavan O'Herlihy) demands that along with his deputy Elen Rios (Krysten Cummings), Sarah and three spelunking specialists – Dan (Douglas Hodge), Greg (Josh Dallas) and Cath (Anna Skellern) – must go back into the cave to find the missing women. A new entrance is found with the help of a sniffer dog, and the team members are sent down via an old mine shaft operated by the old, mysterious Ed Oswald (Michael J. Reynolds).