Neil Marshall
Birth: (1970-05-25) 25 May 1970
Occupation: Director, screenwriter
Spouse: Axelle Carolyn
Neil Marshall (b. 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.


Early lifeEdit

Marshall was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He was first inspired to become a film director when he saw Raiders of the Lost Ark at the age of eleven. He began making home movies using Super 8 mm film, and in 1989, he attended film school at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University).

Film careerEdit

In the next eight years, he worked as a freelance editor. In 1995, he was hired to co-write and edit for director Bharat Nalluri's first film, Killing Time. 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. In 2005, he followed up with a second horror film, The Descent. With his direction of The Descent, Neil Marshall was identified as a member of the Splat Pack.


Year Film Credit Notes
1998 Killing Time Writer, editor Co-wrote with Caspar Berry and Fleur Costello
2002 Dog Soldiers Director, writer, editor
2005 The Descent Director, writer Won British Independent Film Award for Best Director of a British Independent Film and won Saturn Award for Best Horror Film
2008 Doomsday Director, writer, editor
2009 The Descent Part 2 Executive producer
2010 Centurion Director, writer
2012 "Blackwater" Director Ninth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones