James McTeigue

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Born: 12/29/1967 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Production Management (15)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

First Assistant Director (Assistant Director)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

First Assistant Director (Assistant Director)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Monkey's Mask 2001 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Looking for Alibrandi 2000 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

(special effects) (Assistant Director)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Peter Benchley's The Beast 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

To Have and To Hold 1996 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Country Life 1995 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie 1995 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

No Escape 1994 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

2nd assistant director (Assistant Director)
Director (6)

Survivor 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Raven 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Ninja Assassin 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Revelation (Movie)

(Director)

Sense8 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (1)

V for Vendetta: Unmasked 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 (Movie)

scheduling assistant (Assistant)

Relationships

Sarah McTeigue Assistant Editor

Wife

Milestones

2015

Directed his first TV series, the Netflix original sci-fi drama "Sense8."

2015

Directed the thriller "Survivor."

2005

Made his directorial debut with the dark sci-fi thriller "V for Vendetta," based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore.

1999

Began his momentous professional relationship with the Wachowskis, acting as first unit director on "The Matrix."

1994

Moved up the production ladder to the position of second unit director with the movie "No Escape."

1987

Started his career in movies as an art department runner for the Australian film "The Wicked."

Bonus Trivia

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First became interested in Edgar Allen Poe, whose experiences are fictionalized in McTeigue's film "The Raven," during his teens, when he heard Poe referenced in a song by the band Radio Birdman.

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Went through six months of negotiations with the British government to secure permission to shoot at England's historic Whitehall Palace for "V for Vendetta."

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Originally cast James Purefoy in the title role in "V for Vendetta," but decided after filming began that the actor wasn't up to the physical demands of acting from behind a mask. He replaced Purfoy with Hugo Weaving, whom he had worked with extensively for "The Matrix" franchise.

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Was inspired to make the movie "Ninja Assassin" based on kung fu movies like "Enter the Dragon" and Japanese shows like "Phantom Agents," which he grew up watching in Australia.

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