15 Facts About Neil Marshall


Neil Marshall directed the horror films Dog Soldiers and The Descent, the science fiction action film Doomsday, the historical war film Centurion, the superhero action film Hellboy, and the adventure horror film The Reckoning.


Neil Marshall was inspired to become a film director when he saw Raiders of the Lost Ark at the age of eleven.


Neil Marshall began making home movies using Super 8 mm film, and in 1989, he attended film school at Newcastle Polytechnic.


Neil Marshall continued to write and develop his own projects, directing his first film in 2002, Dog Soldiers, a horror film that became a cult film in the United Kingdom and the United States.


Neil Marshall won the British Independent Film Award for Best Director, and the film received the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film.


Neil Marshall's next film, Doomsday, is a 2008 science fiction action film he wrote and directed.


Doomsday was conceived by Neil Marshall based on the idea of futuristic soldiers facing medieval knights.

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Neil Marshall had a budget three times the size of his previous two films.


Neil Marshall went on to write and direct the 2010 historical war film Centurion, starring Michael Fassbender and Dominic West.


Neil Marshall wrote and directed a segment, titled "Bad Seed", of the anthology horror film Tales of Halloween, which had its world premiere on 24 July 2015 at the Fantasia International Film Festival.


Neil Marshall directed episodes of multiple television series, including Black Sails, Constantine, Hannibal, Westworld, Timeless, and Lost in Space, the lattermost two of which he executive produced.


Neil Marshall was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "The Watchers on the Wall".


In 2017, Neil Marshall signed on to direct a reboot of Hellboy, released in April 2019.


Neil Marshall then wrote and directed the horror film The Reckoning, which was released in 2020.


Neil Marshall created a production company, Scarlett Productions, with actress Charlotte Kirk.