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James Glancy MA CGC

James Glancy

James Glancy is a passionate wildlife conservationist and filmmaker. James is a host on Discovery Channel's Shark Week. His debut feature documentary as a Director "Afghanistan," premiered at Docs Ireland in Belfast and won Best Documentary at Chichester Film Festival 2023.


 James has spent his life outdoors in wild and hostile places. As a child, James was taught to dive and swim with sharks by a former US Navy Seal who inspired him to join the British military.


Over a 10 year military career, James was an Officer in the elite British Royal Marines. He deployed on multiple tours around the world, including three combat tours of Afghanistan. In 2012, he was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC).


A keen military historian, James read Modern History at the University of Oxford, where he also Captained the Blues Varsity Boxing team. James is also a co-founder of international risk consultancy, AnotherDay.
Since leaving the armed forces, James has returned to his childhood passion for wildlife and shark diving. He is now a Director of a conservation charity,  Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of African wildlife and combating the global trade in shark fins.
 James is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. James has been recognised for his cinematography and is a Sony Professional Ambassador and Scubapro Deep Elite Ambassador.

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