Biography

CHRISTOPHER SPENCER - Writer/Director Christopher Spencer has produced, directed and written a wide range of dramas and documentaries for broadcasters around the world including the BBC, Channel 4, HBO, Time-Warner, History, Discovery, PBS, National Geographic, TLC, NDR and Channel One Russia. His films span both the arts and sciences with presenters and actors including John Malkovitch, Donald Sutherland, Lord Robert Winston, Robert Hughes and Sir Chris Patten. He has over thirty long-form documentaries to his credit including the final episode of `The Human Body' described as `the most controversial documentary in television history’. The film witnessed the moment of death for the first time on TV. Later Robert Winston wrote, “The film Chris Spencer has made is most beautiful and deeply moving. Television, like ourselves, is mostly ephemeral but this is an unusually important film”. He has directed a number of drama–documentaries including the critically acclaimed Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. The Times: ‘…a ground-breaking achievement. At last a style has been conceived that attains the artistry of great drama with the faithfulness demanded of the honest documentary’ Christopher has also directed and written a number of factual dramas including 'Lusitania' starring John Hannah and Ken Cranham and Revolution with James D’Arcy – both for BBC1. As well as feature-length documentaries: 'Concorde’s Last Flight', 'Stonehenge Decoded' and 'Fighting the Red Baron'. His recent episodes of the highly-rating Bible mini-series were released as a major motion picture by 20th Century Fox in February 2014, titled `Son of God'. He has a number of awards and nominations including Originality and Best Factual BAFTAs, Royal Television Society, John Grierson nomination, International Monitor award, San Francisco Golden Gate Silver Spire Winner, Cine Golden Eagle and Glaxo Welcome Best Science Documentary.

Credits

Timewatch 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1995
Without Walls 2 episodes View
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-   Director 1989
-   Director 1991
Every Picture Tells A Story 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1993
Arthouse 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1998
Media Show, The 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1991
Human Body, The 1 episode View
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Series 1, Episode 7   Director 1996
American Visions 2 episodes View
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Series 1, Episode 2   Director 1996
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 1996
Chris Patten's East And West 1 episode View
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Series 1, Episode 1   Director 1997
Secrets Of The Dead 1 episode View
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Series 12, Episode 2   Director 2013
Building Sights USA 2 episodes View
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Series 2, Episode 6   Director 1994
Series 2, Episode 8   Director 1994
Life Without End 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1996
Rear Window 2 episodes View
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-   Director 1990
-   Director 1991
Cinema! Cinema! 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1991
Bad Ideas Of The 20th Century 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1993
New Nightmares 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1994
Liberty's Scream 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1989
Artists' Journeys 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1992
Philosophers, The 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1994
Hidden Hands 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1995
Stones Of The Raj 2 episodes View
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-   Director 1997
-   Director 1997
Australia: Beyond The Fatal Shore 2 episodes View
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Episode 2   Director 2000
Episode 6   Director 2000
Call Centre, The 3 episodes View
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Episode 1   Director 2002
Episode 2   Director 2002
Episode 3   Director 2002
Animal Passions 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2002
-   Director 2004
Secret Life Of The Office, The 3 episodes View
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Episode 1   Director 2001
Episode 2   Director 2001
Episode 3   Director 2001
Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World 2 episodes View
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Episode 1   Director 2002
Episode 3   Director 2002
Fat Plague 1 episode View
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-   Director 2002
Space Race 2 episodes View
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Episode 1   Director 2005
Episode 3   Director 2005
Ancient Rome: The Rise And Fall Of An Empire 1 episode View
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Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2006
I Shouldn't Be Alive 4 episodes View
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Series 4, Episode 12   Director 2010
Series 4, Episode 10   Director 2010
Series 6, Episode 5   Director 2011
Series 6, Episode 6   Director 2011
Lusitania: Murder On The Atlantic 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2007
I Shouldn't Be Alive - Science Of Survival 3 episodes View
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Series 5, Episode 9   Director 2011
Series 5, Episode 8   Director 2011
Series 5, Episode 10   Director 2011
Stonehenge Decoded 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2008
Fighting The Red Baron 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2009
Concorde's Last Flight 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2010
Falkland's Most Daring Raid 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2011
Bible, The 5 episodes View
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Episode 7   Director 2012
Episode 8   Director 2012
Episode 9   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 7   Director 2012
Series 1, Episode 9   Director 2012
Spying On Hitler's Army 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2012
Jumbo: The Plane That Changed The World 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2014
Nazi Megastructures 3 episodes View
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Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2013
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2013
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2013
Dogs: Their Secret Lives 2 episodes View
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-   Director 2013
-   Director 2014
Son Of God 1 episode View
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-   Director 2012
David Starkey's Magna Carta 1 episode View
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-   Director 2015
Churchill: When Britain Said No 1 episode View
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-   Director 2015
Race For The White House 2 episodes View
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Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2016
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2016
Winston Churchill: Winning The War Losing The Peace 1 episode View
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-   Director 2015
Pearl Harbor: The Accused 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2016
Waco: Madman Or Messiah 2 episodes View
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Series 2, Episode 1   Director 2018
Series 2, Episode 2   Director 2018
Nazi Megastructures: Battle Ready 1 episode View
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Series 1, Episode 4   Director 2019

Skills

  • HD
  • Self-shooting
  • CGI
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