A film producer is a person who oversees film production. Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.
A television producer is a person who oversees all aspects of video production on a television program. Some producers take more of an executive role, in that they conceive new programs and pitch them to the television networks, but upon acceptance they focus on business matters, such as budgets and contracts. Other producers are more involved with the day-to-day workings, participating in activities such as screenwriting, set design, casting and directing.
Mike Leigh is an English writer and director of film and theatre. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before honing his directing skills at East 15 Acting School and further at the Camberwell School of Art, the Central School of Art and Design and London Film School. He began as a theatre director and playwright in the mid-1960s.
Among her TV Producer credits are the BBC miniseries Tipping the Velvet (2002), Fingersmith (2005), the ITV1 series Kingdom (2007–2009) and the new Agatha Christie series Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine for BBC One.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.
Fingersmith is a two-part BBC mini-series that was televised in 2005.
Simon Channing Williams was a British film producer. He was born in Maidenhead. After having worked as a production assistant and producer of TV films and TV series in the 1970s and early 1980s, he and Mike Leigh formed the film production company Thin Man Films in 1988. This company has produced all of Mike Leigh's films since then, among them the double Oscar-winning Topsy-Turvy, the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake and the Palme d'Or-winning Secrets & Lies.
Naked is a 1993 British black comedy written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring David Thewlis as Johnny, a loquacious intellectual and conspiracy theorist. The film won several awards, including best director and best actor at Cannes. Naked marked a new career high for Leigh as a director and made the then-unknown Thewlis an internationally recognised star.
Topsy-Turvy is a 1999 British musical drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, starring Allan Corduner as Sir Arthur Sullivan and Jim Broadbent as W. S. Gilbert, along with Timothy Spall and Lesley Manville. The story concerns the 15-month period in 1884 and 1885 leading up to the premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. The film focuses on the creative conflict between playwright and composer, and their decision to continue their partnership, which led to their creation of several more Savoy Operas.
All or Nothing is a 2002 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Like much of Leigh's work, the film is set in present-day London, and depicts three working-class families and their everyday lives.
Vera Drake is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Daniel Mays and Eddie Marsan. It tells the story of a working-class woman in London in 1950 who performs illegal abortions. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and it was nominated for three Academy Awards and won three BAFTAs.
She produced Mike Leigh's Another Year (2010), A Running Jump (2012) and Mr. Turner (2014).
Another Year is a 2010 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, starring Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, and Ruth Sheen. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. The film was shown at the 54th London Film Festival before its general British release date on 5 November 2010. At the 83rd Academy Awards, Mike Leigh was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
In 2011, Mike Leigh made her his partner in Thin Man Films, the production company he started with Channing Williams in 1988.
Thin Man Films is a British film production company, based in London. It was founded in 1988 by director Mike Leigh and producer Simon Channing Williams to produce Mike Leigh's films. They chose the company name because both founders were the opposite of it.
She has two daughters, Matilda and Sophie, and is married to the actor Sam Graham. Her brother in law is Phillip Schofield.
Carol Elaine Channing was an American actress, singer, dancer, and comedian, known for starring in Broadway and film musicals. Her characters usually radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect.
Stockard Channing is an American actress. She is known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease (1978) and First Lady Abbey Bartlet on the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006). She is also known for originating the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the stage and film versions of Six Degrees of Separation, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Lynda La Plante, CBE is an English author, screenwriter and former actress, best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.
Life Is Sweet is a 1990 British Tragicomedy film directed by Mike Leigh, starring Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks and Timothy Spall. Leigh's third cinematic film, it was his most commercially successful title at the time of release. The, by turns, tragi-comic story follows the fortunes of a working-class North London family over a few weeks one summer.
Catherine Ann "Katy" Manning is an English actress best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. She has also made many theatre appearances, and is now an Australian citizen. In 2009, Manning moved back to the UK to pursue new acting work and currently lives in London.
Andrea Lowe is an English actress.
Alison Steadman, is an English actor. She won the 1991 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Life is Sweet, and the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Mari in the original production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. In a 2007 Channel 4 poll, the "50 Greatest Actors" voted for by other actors, she was ranked No. 42.
Janine Duvitski is an English actress, known for her roles as Jane Edwards in Waiting for God, Pippa Trench in One Foot in the Grave and Jacqueline Stewart in Benidorm. Duvitski first came to national attention in the play Abigail's Party, written and directed in 1977 by Mike Leigh.
Sara "Samm" Barnes is a television and comics writer, as well as a television producer.
Ash Atalla is an Egyptian-born British television producer responsible for producing several British TV series such as The IT Crowd, The Office and Man Stroke Woman. He has also made cameo appearances in productions such as Ricky Gervais' Politics.
Lesley Ann Manville is an English actress, known for her frequent collaborations with director Mike Leigh, winning the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year for Leigh's All or Nothing (2002) and Another Year (2010), and the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for the latter film. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Phantom Thread (2017). Other film roles include Maleficent (2014).
Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. Her first major role was in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002. She continued working with Leigh, appearing in a supporting role in Vera Drake (2004) and taking the lead in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), for which she won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
Christine Langan is an English film producer who has been Head of BBC Films since April 2009.
Marion Bailey is a British actress. She is best known for her work with her partner, film director Mike Leigh, including the films Meantime (1983), All or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004) and Mr. Turner (2014), for which she was nominated Supporting Actress of the Year by the London Film Critics' Circle.
Victor Glynn, an award-winning film and television producer and writer. He was born in Balham, London on 11 October 1956. He is married to Oxford-based publisher and photographer Sophie Goldsworthy. His first wife Lorna Gillian (Gill) Glynn died in 1999. He has four children. His daughter Harriet is a film executive who has worked with, among others, Morgan Freeman and the late B.B.King and his son Phin is a film producer who is worked with David Tennant and Elisabeth Moss on a movie about R.D.Laing. His elder daughter Katie is a school teacher. His youngest son Alfie is at school in Oxfordshire. He was a second cousin of the comedian and actor Dick Emery.
Dame Philippa Jill Olivier Harris, known as Pippa Harris, is a British film and television producer/executive. She co-founded Neal Street Productions in 2003 with Sam Mendes and Caro Newling.
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