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Jamie Christopher: Marvel Studios and ‘Harry Potter’ Assistant Producer/Director Passes Away at 52

Top-Notch Assistant Director Jamie Christopher Dies At 52

In a somber moment for the entertainment industry, we say goodbye to Jamie Christopher, a prominent figure known for his vital roles as an associate producer and first assistant director in beloved Marvel films like “Thor: The Dark World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Sadly, at the age of 52, Jamie Christopher passed away today due to heart complications at his home.

Jamie Christopher: Collaborator with Rian Johnson, James Gunn, and the Harry Potter Franchise

Jamie Christopher, a renowned figure in the film industry, collaborated extensively with directors like Rian Johnson, James Gunn, David Yates, and Sam Raimi. He started with Rian Johnson on “The Last Jedi” and played a key role in launching the “Knives Out” series.


His significant contributions extended to the Harry Potter franchise, where he served as first assistant director across all eight films. Directors Johnson and Gunn praised him as a friend and a brilliant collaborator.

Christopher’s career began with “Alien 3” in 1992, followed by notable credits in the ’90s, including “GoldenEye,” “The Fifth Element,” and “The Mummy.”

Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito Remember Jamie Christopher at Marvel Studios


Marvel Studios executives Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito expressed deep sorrow over Jamie Christopher’s passing. His decade-long contributions to films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and ‘Black Widow’ were invaluable. Jamie began as an assistant director on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and later became an Executive Producer on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and ‘Fantastic Four.’

Marvel Studios extends heartfelt condolences to his wife, Carly, their child, Killeon, and his three children from a previous marriage: Stella, Teddy, and Phoebe. Memorial plans are pending.