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John Smithson

John Smithson is known for his work on 127 Hours (2010), Touching the Void (2003) and Sherpa (2015). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

127 Hours
127 Hours Producer
(2010)
Touching the Void
(2003)
Sherpa
Sherpa Producer
(2015)
Deep Water
Deep Water Producer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2016 Slave Britain (Documentary) (creative director) (post-production)
 2016 Hitler: The Rise & Fall (TV Series documentary) (creative director - 6 episodes)
- Hitler - The Opportunist (2016) ... (creative director)
- Hitler - The Downfall ... (creative director)
- Hitler - The Monster ... (creative director)
- Hitler - The Victor ... (creative director)
- Hitler - The Fuhrer ... (creative director)
 2016 Taking Flight Britain's America's Cup Challenge (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  Secret History (TV Series documentary) (creative director - 1 episode, 2016) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Shakespeare's Tomb (2016) ... (creative director)
- The Hidden Jews of Berlin (1999) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Sherpa (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Dogs: Their Secret Lives (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Live Show (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Difficult Dogs (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dogs Behaving Badly (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Fat Dogs (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Dogs: Their Secret Lives Update (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Dogs: Their Secret Lives (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Did God Create the Universe? (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Key to the Cosmos (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Meaning of Life (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor: People Helping People (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Did God Create the Universe? (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2005-2011 I Shouldn't Be Alive (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- A Father's Deadly Dilemma (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Blood in the Water (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Trapped Under the Ice (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Crash in a Volcano (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Ice Cave Survivor (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2010 What the Green Movement Got Wrong (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Atlas 4D (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- The Mediterranean (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Hawaii (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Great Rift Valley (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 127 Hours (producer)
 2010 Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- The Story of Everything (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Time Travel (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Aliens (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Diary of Anne Frank (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 U Be Dead (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1998-2009 Cutting Edge (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Killer in a Small Town (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Last Year's Tories (1998) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- May 1944 (2009) ... (executive producer: Darlow Smithson)
- June 1943 (2009) ... (executive producer: Darlow Smithson)
- November 1942 (2009) ... (executive producer: Darlow Smithson)
- October 1942 (2009) ... (executive producer: Darlow Smithson)
- Amsterdam 6th July 1942 (2009) ... (executive producer: Darlow Smithson)
 2008 Thrilla in Manila (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 We Built This City: Paris (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Deep Water (2008) ... (producer)
 2007 The Beckoning Silence (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Clapham Junction (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Deep Water (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 The Da Vinci Detective (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 9/11: The Falling Man (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 The Somme (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Nova (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- E=mc²: Einstein's Big Idea (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Looking for Elizabeth (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Touching the Void: Return to Siula Grande (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2003 Touching the Void (Documentary) (producer)
 2003 The Real Casanova (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 We Built This City: London (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 We Built This City: New York (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Lost Worlds (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- City of the God-Kings (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2002 The Hollywood Machine (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2002)
 2002 The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Murder for Hire (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2002 What Killed the Mega Beasts? (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Murder in Paradise (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Love, Sex and Peace (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Why Men Leave (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 Teenage Japanese Killers (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 Why Doctors Make Mistakes (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Beyond Blame (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Breaking the Code of Silence (2000) ... (executive producer)
- A Critical Condition (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Derail (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Station X (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Blaze (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Bootcamp (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Station X (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The War of the Machines (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Ultra Secret (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Keys to the Reich (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1999 Mayday (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Fatal Floor (1999) ... (executive producer)
- On the Bridge (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Lost at Sea (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Deadly Playground (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1996-1998 Black Box (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Sky Crimes (1998) ... (executive producer)
- The Death of TWA 800 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Blaming the Pilot (1996) ... (executive producer)
- A Wing and a Prayer (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Crash Detectives (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Crash (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- What Happened (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Fatal Attraction (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Carnage (1998) ... (executive producer)
  Witness (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 1997) (producer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Mercy for Myra Hindley? (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Babies Behind Bars (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Myra Hindley: A Life Sentence (1994) ... (producer)
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie) (producer)
 1994 Children of God (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1993-1994 Everyman (TV Series documentary) (producer - 3 episodes)
- A Fatal Dream: Update (1994) ... (producer)
- The End of the Line (1993) ... (producer)
- A Fatal Dream (1993) ... (producer)
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie) (producer)
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 Rough Justice (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Evidence in Camera (1987) ... (producer)
- When Lightning Strikes Thrice (1987) ... (producer)
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