James Honeyborne is the director of 'The Meerkats' feature film and the producer and director of many award-winning BBC wildlife documentaries.
Honeyborne attended Ampleforth College and studied biology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He joined the BBC Natural History Unit in 1992, working first for the commercial wing Wildvision and then on a number of live TV outside broadcasts from around the world.
He spent five years on attachment to John Downer Productions, co-directing the series 'Supernatural and Weird Nature' (co-produced by Discovery Channel), before returning to the BBC to make Wildlife on One documentaries with David Attenborough and to work on the strand 'Natural World' (co-produced by Animal Planet and National Geographic).
A keen scuba diver and photographer, he has also made a series of documentaries with world champion freediver, Tanya Streeter. In amongst a busy schedule making films he has found time to become one of the worlds recognised authorities on tweed.
Education: University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Biology.
Spoken Languages: English