Macqueen returns to filmmaking

LONDON — The head of documentaries at U.K. web Channel 4 is ankling in order to return to filmmaking following just two years in the job.

Angus Macqueen, who joined Channel 4 in March 2006, has a background making acclaimed public affairs films such as the BAFTA award-winning “The Death of Yugoslavia” aired in Blighty on BBC2.

At Channel 4, his commissions have included more reality show-influenced fare like “Meet the Natives,” also an award winner, and “The Seven Sins of England.”

In a statement he said: “Becoming the gamekeeper has been a fascinating experience — but at heart I am a poacher, and the lure of making films has just proved too strong.”

One of his first projects will be a feature-length docu for Channel 4 on an unspecified subject.

Head of Channel 4 Julian Bellamy hailed Macqueen as “one of the U.K.’s most distinguished filmmakers.”

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