The Fan Carpet’s Charlotte Elizabeth-Hepworth Bell spoke to Christine Langan, Amma Asante, Ophelia Lovibond to celebrate BBC Films’ 25th Anniversary
The Fan Carpet’s Charlotte Elizabeth-Hepworth Bell spoke to Christine Langan the Head of BBC Films, Amma Asante the Director of Belle, James Kent the Director of Testament of Youth, War Horse and Stonewall Actor Jeremy Irvine, Guardians of the Galaxy and Man Up Actress Ophelia Lovibond and The Hobbit trilogy and Babylon Actor James Nesbitt at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of BBC Films.
About BBC Films
BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around eight films a year. Christine Langan is the Head of BBC Films.
Recent releases include box office hit Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, What We Did On Our Holiday from the creators of the hit BBC comedy series ‘Outnumbered’, Matthew Warchus’ award-winning British comedy drama Pride, and Lilting, starring Ben Whishaw and directed by Hong Khaou, as well as My Old Lady written and directed by Israel Horovitz.
Upcoming releases include James Kent’s powerful WW1 memoir Testament of Youth; Saul Dibb’s Suite Française starring Michelle Williams; X + Y directed by Morgan Matthews, which stars Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins; Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos starring Kate Winslet; Carol Morley’s The Falling, starring Maisie Williams; Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From The Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan; Face of an Angel, from director Michael Winterbottom starring Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne; and Bill, Richard Bracewell’s family comedy.
BBC Films has an impressive back catalogue, which includes titles such as BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award® nominated Saving Mr. Banks from director John Lee Hancock; Stephen Frears’s BAFTA winning and Golden Globe and Academy Award® nominated Philomena; BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman; no.1 hit comedy Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa from director Declan Lowney; Simon Curtis’s Academy Award® nominated My Week with Marilyn; Lynne Ramsay’s intense thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin; Lasse Hallström’s Golden Globe nominated romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; Cary Fukunaga’s gothic romance Jane Eyre; Nigel Cole’s compelling true-life drama Made in Dagenham; Lone Scherfig’s Academy Award® nominated and BAFTA award-winning An Education; Armando Iannucci’s Academy Award® and BAFTA award-nominated In the Loop; Jane Campion’s Academy Award® nominated Bright Star; and Andrea Arnold’s BAFTA award-winning Fish Tank.