The English Surgeon, A film by Geoffrey Smith
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The English Surgeon tells the remarkable story of Dr. Henry Marsh: a brain surgeon whose incredible drive to help others reminds us that medicine is as much about hope as it is about healing. Now you can purchase a copy of the film for use in your own home, classroom, church, library or hospital, or even to host your own community screening! Please choose from the options below.

Home Use DVDs

CLICK HERE to purchase a North American (NTSC format - US, Canada, Mexico) version of The English Surgeon DVD.

CLICK HERE to purchase an International (PAL format) version of The English Surgeon DVD

Public Use DVDs

We invite you to bring The English Surgeon to your own community, church, or hospital--and to spread the English Surgeon's stirring message about the rewards--and the dilemmas--of service.

All public screenings of the film require the purchase of the film's Public Exhibition Rights. The fee for these rights varies based upon your organization and the number of screenings you would like to host. All fees include shipment of the Public Exhibition DVD. We are pleased to donate a portion of every Public Exhibition Rights fee to Henry Marsh and Igor Kurilets to aid in the construction of their new clinic in Ukraine. We are also happy to help you tailor a plan for your organization's screening.

If you are interested in hosting a screening, please email Geoffrey Smith on

The English Surgeon - A Film By Geoffrey Smith.


Henry Marsh's new book is now available:

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Reviews in The Times, The Independent & The Telegraph.

Click here to buy on Amazon.

The English Surgeon wins the 2011 Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award! Click here for more info

Henry Marsh has been honoured with a CBE! Click here for more info

The English Surgeon has won the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming!!! Click here for more info

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Geoffrey Smith for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2009. The winner will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Click here for more info

Manohla Dargis of the NY Times and Betsy Sharkey of the LA Times choose The English Surgeon as one of their favorite films of 2009.

Director Geoffrey Smith interviewed for POV on PBS. Click here to watch.

POV viewers comment on The English Surgeon Click here for more.

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