Eric Fellner

Born (1959-10-10) 10 October 1959 (age 64)
England
EducationCranleigh School, Surrey
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama, London
OccupationFilm producer
PartnerLaura Bailey
Children5

Eric Fellner, CBE (born 10 October 1959)[1] is a British film producer. He is the co-chairman (along with Tim Bevan) of the production company Working Title Films.

Early life and education

Fellner was born in England. From 1972 to 1977, he was educated at Cranleigh School, a boarding independent school for boys (now co-educational), in Surrey in South East England, followed by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Career

Fellner was a film producer at Initial Films and had come to prominence as the producer of Sid and Nancy (1986) and the executive producer of A Kiss Before Dying (1991). Following the departure of Sarah Radclyffe from Working Title Films, he joined to partner Tim Bevan in 1991.[2]

Working Title has a separate deal covering television with Universal’s corporate sibling, NBCUniversal International Studios. [3] It is now one of Britain's largest production company with offices in London and Los Angeles and its films have grossed over $8.5 billion worldwide. [4] Successes include Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) which has grossed over US$250 million worldwide. Dead Man Walking and Fargo won Oscars in 1996 and 1997 respectively, while Elizabeth (1998), Atonement (2007) and Frost/Nixon were all nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award.

Recognition

Personal life

Fellner has five children. 3 from his marriage and two with his long-time partner who is photographer Laura Bailey and they live in London.

Philanthropy

He is the Chairman of Into Film which is a charity which aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development. Along with his business partner Tim Bevan, Lisa Bryer, David Heyman, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson he founded the London Screen Academy in September 2019, a sixth form school teaching behind the camera skills to a student body of 800. [6]

Filmography

Film

Producer

Executive producer

Thanks

Television

Executive producer

Year Title Notes
1992 Underbelly
1993 Spender
2003 About a Boy Television pilot
2008 Frontline Documentary
2007−10 The Tudors
2011 Love Bites
The Borrowers Television film
2012 Birdsong
True Love
2013 Mary and Martha Television film;
Also associate producer
2014 The Secrets
About a Boy
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse
London Spy
2013−16 Yonderland
2017 Gypsy
2019 The Case Against Adnan Syed Documentary
Tales of the City
2020 The Luminaries
2019−20 Hanna
2021 We Are Lady Parts
2022 Everything I Know About Love

Producer

Thanks

References

  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 10 October 2014. p. 41.
  2. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (14 December 1998). "The billion-dollar indie". Variety. p. 99.
  3. ^ "Universal, Working Title Renew Production Agreement (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Universal, Working Title Renew Production Agreement (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. 11 December 2020.
  5. ^ King, Susan (14 November 2012). "Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to receive Producers Guild honor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Eon, Working Title, and Heyday Launch London School Specializing in Industry Skills". Variety.com. 10 October 2018.