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James Runcie
Biographical information
Born

1959

Nationality

British

Current nation of residence

Edinburgh, Scotland

Gender

Male

Eye colour

Brown

Hair colour

Brown

Family
  • Marilyn Elsie Imrie (wife)
  • Charlotte (daughter)
  • Rosie Kellagher (step-daughter
Website

James Runcie website

Career
In Harry Potter

Director of J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life

James Runcie directed J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life.

Biography

Early Life

James Runcie (born 1959) is the son of Robert Runcie, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Rosalind Runcie.[1] He was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford,[2] Marlborough College, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Career

James Runcie has produced programmes for the BBC, working in the Arts and Music department. He has produced documentaries such as J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life for ITV, My Father (on his father Robert Runcie), and a six-part series How Buildings Learn.

His novels include Canvey Island, The Discovery of Chocolate, and The Colour of Heaven.

Personal Life

Runcie married Marilyn Elsie Imrie in 1985. They have one daughter together, Charlotte, born in 1989, and James is also stepfather to Marilyn's daughter, Rosie Kellagher, born in 1978. They live in Edinburgh,Scotland.

Filmography

Director

  • The Genius of British Art (2010)
  • Losing It: Griff Rhys Jones on Anger (2008)
  • J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life (2007)
  • Houses of Power (2007)
  • Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones (2006)
  • Darwin's Daughter (2002)
  • Fire, Plague, War and Treason (2001)
  • Great Composers (1 episode, 1997)
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1994)

Producer

  • Losing It: Griff Rhys Jones on Anger (2008)
  • J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life (2007)
  • Houses of Power (2007)
  • Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones (2006)
  • Great Composers (producer) (1 episode, 1997)
  • Omnibus (producer) 1 episode, (1988)

Writer

  • Darwin's Daughter (2002)
  • Fire, Plague, War and Treason (2001)
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1994)

Notes and references

  1. Humphrey Carpenter, Robert Runcie: The Reluctant Archbishop. Hodder & Stoughton, 1996. ISBN 0-340-57107-1. Pages 269–272.
  2. Desmond Devitt (editor), A Diversity of Dragons, 2003. Pages 51–52, An affair to remember.

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