James Watkins (director)

James Watkins

James Watkins
Born James Thomas Watkins
(1973-05-20) 20 May 1973
Nottingham, England
Nationality British
Occupation Screenwriter, Film Director
Known for The Woman in Black

James Thomas Watkins (born 20 May 1973 in Nottingham) is an English film director and screenwriter, best known for directing The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe.[1]

He wrote and directed the critically acclaimed thriller Eden Lake, starring Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly.[2] It won Best Horror Film at the 2009 Empire Awards, the Jury Prize at Sitges Fantasy Festival and Best Director at Fantasporto. He was nominated for the Douglas Hickox Award at the 2008 British Independent Film Awards.

He has written scripts for Warner Bros, Working Title, Film4 and BBC Films.


Year Film Director Writer Notes
2002 My Little Eye No Yes Feature film debut
Co-written with David Hilton
2007 Gone No Yes Co-written with Andrew Upton
2008 Eden Lake Yes Yes Directorial debut
2009 The Descent Part 2 No Yes Also second unit director
Co-written with James McCarthy and J Blakeson
2012 The Woman in Black Yes No
2016 Bastille Day Yes Yes Co-written with Andrew Baldwin
Black Mirror Yes No TV Series
Episode: "Shut Up and Dance"


External links

James Watkins at the Internet Movie Database

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