Kevin Macdonald (United States)

Kevin Macdonald is a Scottish director. His films include a documentary about the 1972 murder of 11 Israeli athletes, One Day in September (1999), the climbing documentary Touching the Void (2003), the drama The Last King of Scotland (2006), the political thriller State of Play (2009), and the Bob Marley documentary Marley (2012). He is making a Whitney Houston documentary which is scheduled to be released in 2018. His second feature Touching the Void won a BAFTA for Best British Film in 2003 and went on to become the most commercially successful documentary in the history of British cinema. The director’s feature film debut The Last King of Scotland garnered a BAFTA for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, and the actor in the lead role, Forest Whitaker, won an Oscar for Best Actor. He has written for the British papers The Guardian, The Observer and The Telegraph, and his book about his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter, was named Film Book of the Year 1994 by the British Film Institute.

Filmography

  • Whitney
    2018
  • Oasis
    2017
  • 11.22.63
    2016
  • Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
    2016
  • Black Sea
    2014
  • Christmas in a Day
    2013
  • How I Live Now
    2013
  • Marley
    2012
  • The Eagle
    2011
  • Life in a Day
    2011
  • State of Play
    2009
  • Shallow Grave: Digging Your Own Grave
    2009
  • My Enemy's Enemy
    2007
  • The Last King of Scotland
    2006
  • Touching the Void: Return to Siula Grande
    2004
  • Touching the Void
    2003
  • Being Mick
    2001
  • A Brief History of Errol Morris
    2000
  • Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain
    2000
  • One Day in September
    1999
  • Kindertransport
    1998
  • Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance
    1998
  • Howard Hawks: American Artist
    1997
  • The Moving World of George Rickey
    1997
  • Chaplin's Goliath
    1996
  • The Making of an Englishman
    1995

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