Famous British TV & Movie Producers

The quality of television shows and movies has increased by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. One of the reasons behind this drastic change is the mindset of the average producer. Producers these days are willing to spend a huge chunk of money on funding promising scripts, as the rewards commensurate. Amongst the famous producers of the world today, many hail from Great Britain. One such producer of English origin is David Barron, who is known for funding two movies of the popular ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. Barron has also produced dozens of movies belonging to the ‘fantasy’ and ‘drama’ genres. John Forrest is a man who has produced many television shows, and has been known for being associated with the channel ‘BBC’ for a really long time. Other producers from Britain who have revolutionized cinema and television over the years are Charles Denton, Robert Baker, Johnny Goodman and David Bell. These people were responsible for the creation of shows such as ‘Copy Cats’, ‘The Stanley Baxter Show’, ‘The Saint’ and ‘The Persuaders’. Here is an interesting collection of biographies based on the lives of famous Briton TV and movie producers. Find out more details about their timelines, life stories, and interesting trivia & facts related to them.

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 1 Tom Hardy

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

English actor and producer, Tom Hard,y has been active in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. Starting his career as a model, he soon branched out into acting and did not take long to become a beloved TV actor. He has performed in theaters as well. In the 2000s, he made his film debut.

 2 Gerard Butler

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Gerard Butler is one of the most popular and successful actors from Scotland. He came into prominence with the portrayal of King Leonidas in the fantasy war film 300. Apart from acting, he participates in fundraising events and charity programs. Interestingly, Butler tried his hand at acting only after being fired a week before becoming a qualified lawyer!

 3 Kiefer Sutherland

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Famous As: Played Lead Role in TV Series '24'
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

The son of famous Canadian actors, Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland followed in his parents' footsteps to become a famous actor. Apart from being a respected and decorated actor, Kiefer is also one of the controversy's favorite children, having been on the wrong side of the law several times.

 4 Catherine Bell

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Catherine Bell is an actress, producer, and model. She is best known for her roles in the TV series JAG and Army Wives. As a young woman, she enrolled at UCLA but dropped out to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She struggled for a few years but was eventually able to establish herself as a versatile actress. 

 5 Sally Hawkins

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England, UK

Sally Hawkins is a prominent English actress who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and five British Independent Film Awards. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began her career as a stage actress and became immensely successful. She eventually ventured into films as well and acted in numerous hit films. 

 6 John Mahoney

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: February 4, 2018
English-born American actor, John Mahoney left his job in medical journalism in his late thirties to embark on an acting career. He first became known for his roles in films like Moonstruck, Tin Men, Eight Men Out. He was best known for playing Martin Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier for which he also bagged a Screen Actors Guild Award. 

 7 Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
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 8 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England, UK
David Jason is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and executive producer who is famous for his role in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. His other popular works include TV series A Touch of Frost, Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours and The Darling Buds of May. He was knighted in 2005 for services to acting and comedy.

 9 Suranne Jones

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chadderton, Greater Manchester, England
Suranne Jones is best known as Karen McDonald from Coronation Street. Fans also loved her in the series Vincent, Strictly Confidential, and Unforgiven, and in stage productions such as A Few Good Men and Frozen. She won a BAFTA for playing Gemma Foster in Doctor Foster.

 10 Roger Daltrey

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith Hospital, London, England

Roger Daltrey is an English actor, film producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band The Who. Renowned for his soulful voice, Daltrey was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest singers of all-time list in 2010. Also known for his charity work, Daltrey has been a patron of the Children's Respite Trust since 2011.

 11 Nick Frost

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hornchurch, Essex, England, UK

Nick Frost is a British actor, screenwriter, author, comedian, producer, and painter. He is credited with co-creating a comedy horror streaming TV series titled Truth Seekers in which he played Gus Roberts. Frost is known for his frequent collaboration with his friend Simon Pegg; the two have co-written films like Paul (2011). Frost also supports charitable organizations like Humanists UK.

 12 Sam Taylor-Johnson

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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: March 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Sam Taylor-Johnson, a British filmmaker and photographer, belongs to the Young British Artists group. Her notable works include Nowhere Boy, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Love You More. Her film Nowhere Boy was screened at 53rd annual London Film Festival as its closing presentation in 2009. She is known for directing the famous film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

 13 Danny Boyle

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: October 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, England

Danny Boyle is best known for his Academy Award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. He also amazed audiences with his deft direction in Trainspotting, 127 Hours, and 28 Days Later. He won a BAFTA with his debut film, Shallow Grave. He was the artistic director of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

 14 Tracey Ullman

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Slough, Berkshire, England, UK

British-American actor Tracey Ullman began her career with sketch-comedy shows such as Three of a Kind and later had her own Fox show, The Tracey Ullman Show, which featured 30-second segments of The Simpsons in between, making the latter a hit, too. She rose to become the third-richest comedian from Britain.

 15 Richard Osman

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: BBillericay, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Richard Osman is an English writer, television presenter, comedian, and producer. He is credited with creating the popular British TV quiz show Pointless. He is also renowned for his work as creative director of the famous TV production company Endemol UK. Also an influential writer, Richard Osman's novel The Thursday Murder Club is expected to be adapted into a film.

 16 Victoria Wood

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestwich, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: April 20, 2016

Multi-talented English comedian, Victoria Wood was also an actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Wood started her career with the TV show That's Life! and established herself as one of Britain's greatest stand-up comedians. She wrote sketches, dramas, and popular sitcoms and her self-deprecating humor got her 14 BAFTA nominations of which she won four. 

 17 Tony Scott

Tony Scott
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tynemouth, England
Died: August 19, 2012

Tony Scott was an English actor, film director, and producer. He directed several highly successful action and thriller films including Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II. He graduated from the Royal College of Art and began his career directing commercials. He soon shifted to films and enjoyed tremendous success. He died by suicide in 2012.  

 18 Simon Monjack

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Famous As: Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Hillingdon
Died: May 23, 2010

Simon Monjack was an English filmmaker, screenwriter, and make-up artist. Much of his professional life was overshadowed by his personal life, which included his marriage to American actress Brittany Murphy. Monjack's death attracted the attention of media as he died five months after Murphy's death due to complications similar to Murphy's undoing. 

 19 Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Jonathan Nolan is a British-American television producer, director, screenwriter, and author. He is credited with creating the CBS science fiction crime drama Person of Interest. He is also credited with co-creating HBO's popular science fiction Western television series Westworld. Along with his brother Christopher Nolan, Jonathan has co-written popular films, such as The Dark Knight and Interstellar.

 20 Peter Lawford

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 24, 1984

Peter Lawford, a member of the "Rat Pack,” appeared in quite a few MGM films such as Son of Lassie and Two Sisters from Boston. He also appeared in series such as The Thin Man. His first wife, Patricia Helen Kennedy, was the sister of John F. Kennedy.

 21 Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK

Tom Hollander is an English actor best known for his roles in the films Pirates of the Caribbean and In the Loop. He grew up in a family with an academic and musical background and developed an early interest in dramatics. He began his career as a stage actor and then entered TV and films as well. 

 22 Ralph Fiennes

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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ipswich, England

A Tony Award recipient, Ralph Fiennes is one of the most respected English actors of the current generation. He is known for playing important roles in notable films, such as the Harry Potter and James Bond film series. A Stanislavsky Award recipient, he is also known for his work behind the camera.

 23 Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: September 19, 2015

 24 Max Minghella

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, UK

Max Minghella is an English actor, director, film producer, and screenwriter. He is the son of director Anthony Minghella and choreographer Carolyn Jane Choa. He attended the National Youth Theatre before pursuing an acting career. He has appeared in many films, including the critically acclaimed movie The Social Network. He made his directorial debut in 2018. 

 25 Sadie Frost

Sadie Frost
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK

The daughter of psychedelic artist David Vaughan, Sadie Frost began her career with commercials at age 3. Her childhood was spent battling eating disorders. She later appeared in films such as Empire State and Bram Stoker's Dracula. She is also an award-winning designer, with her very own fashion label, Frost French.

 26 Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK

 27 Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: December 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 28 Sharon Horgan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England

London-born Irish actor and writer Sharon Horgan is best known for her BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated writing for the series Catastrophe. She has also won awards for her acting in the sitcom Pulling and established the production company Merman. She is the sister of former rugby player Shane Horgan.

 29 Clive Barker

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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Clive Barker is an English playwright, novelist, visual artist, and film director. He gained prominence in the 1980s as a horror writer and has since written many novels and other works. As an illustrator, he has created original characters and series for comic books. He also creates costume designs. He is a recipient of the Inkpot Award. 

 30 Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Sean Pertwee is an English actor and narrator. The son of actor, Jon Pertwee, Sean followed in the footsteps of his father to establish himself in the entertainment industry. Apart from playing important roles in films like Dog Soldiers, he is also known for his work as a narrator in TV shows, such as Zero Hour and MasterChef: The Professionals.

 31 Andrea Riseborough

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK

Andrea Riseborough is an English actress best known for her roles in the films Shadow Dancer and Birdman. Interested in acting from a young age, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is also a member of the National Youth Theatre. She made her film debut in 2006 and has since appeared in many popular movies.  

 32 Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England, UK

 33 Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 34 Paul W. S. Anderson

Paul W. S. Anderson
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Famous As: Director, Producer
Birthdate: March 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne
Paul W. S. Anderson is best known for directing sci-fi movies based on video games, such as the Resident Evil franchise and Mortal Kombat. His Event Horizon was panned by critics initially but went on to achieve a cult following later. He also created the Death Race series of films.

 35 Rachel Khoo

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Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom

Renowned British cook Rachel Khoo was born to a Malaysian Chinese father and an Austrian mother. Trained at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she started her own restaurant at her small Belleville apartment. She later gained fame for her cookbook and her BBC series named The Little Paris Kitchen.

 36 Jack Lowden

Jack Lowden
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK

 37 Luke Goss

Luke Goss
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

 38 Roma Downey

Roma Downey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

 39 Robson Green

Robson Green
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hexham, Northumberland, England, UK

 40 Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Being the daughter of actor-singer Julie Andrews and set designer Tony Walton, Emma Walton Hamilton was no stranger to the entertainment world as a child. While she began her career as an actor and then moved on to stage direction, she also excelled as a children’s author, with the Dumpy series.

 41 Ewen Bremner

Ewen Bremner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 42 Ida Lupino

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK
Died: August 3, 1995

 43 Ruth Jones

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bridgend, Wales, UK

Welsh actor Ruth Jones apparently wasn’t too confident of her being accepted into a drama school and thus had only applied to one, the Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she ended up being accepted. The fine comedian is known for appearing in and co-writing the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey.  

 44 Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK

 45 Eamonn Holmes

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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best known for his long stints as a presenter of shows such as GMTV, This Morning, and Sky News Sunrise, Irish journalist Eamonn Holmes has also campaigned for animal welfare and Alzheimer’s awareness. He has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and hosted game shows such as The Rich List.

 46 Guy Ritchie

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

As a 15-year-old who left school to take up entry-level jobs in the entertainment industry, Guy Ritchie has turned out pretty well. As a filmmaker, he has made some high-grossing films, such as Aladdin and The Gentlemen. Apart from being a filmmaker and writer, Guy Ritchie also practices Shotokan karate, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 47 David Heyman

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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: July 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 48 Tim Bevan

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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: December 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand-British film producer Tim Bevan co-chairs the production company Working Title Films, which has indirectly won 12 Academy Awards through its various films. He has co-produced the West End musical Billy Elliot and hit films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Atonement, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Frost/Nixon

 49 Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson
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Famous As: Known for the Film ‘Tom Jones'
Birthdate: June 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: November 14, 1991

 50 Curtis Armstrong

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA