Agent: Mark Lucas
Anthropologist, author, film maker, adventurer, honorary Royal Marines Commando.
Chris Terrill is one of the UK’s leading adventure documentary makers. His background as an anthropologist means that he fully immerses himself amongst his subjects offering a unique and personal insight into community and group dynamics.
In 2007 he participated in and passed the rigorous training undertaken by Royal Marine Commandos, the first civilian and oldest person to do so. He then followed the newly qualified recruits to the frontline in Afghanistan. He documented this experience in the series The 55 Year Old Commando (ITV) and book Commando (Arrow, 2008). His previous books: HMS Brilliant (BBC Books, 1995) and Shipmates (Century, 2005) are also documentary tie ins about the physical and emotional demands of being a member of the Royal Navy at sea. In 2014 Terrill's current affairs film for the BBC: Marine A: Criminal or Casualty of War? won the Evcom Clarion Award for ethics in journalism.
In 2015 Terrill became a Fellow of The Maritime Foundation and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.