A longtime producer of Mike Leigh's films, Simon Channing-Williams has credits that include the acclaimed "Secrets & Lies" (1996), culled from the production company he formed with Leigh in the late 8...
Berkshire, England, GB
|Life Is Sweet||1991||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Constant Gardener||2005||Producer||n/a||3|
|Man About Dog||2013||Producer||n/a||3|
|All or Nothing||2002||Producer||n/a||3|
|Brothers of the Head||2006||Producer||n/a||3|
|Belle du Seigneur||2013||Producer||n/a||3|
|A Sense of History||1992||Producer||n/a||3|
|Secrets & Lies||1996||Producer||n/a||3|
|When the Whales Came||1989||Producer||n/a||3|
|Super Grass||1993||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|New Year's Day||2013||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Short and Curlies||1989||Co-Producer||n/a||1|
|Water Warriors||2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Jack and Sarah||1996||Producer||n/a||3|
|Flannel Pajamas||2006||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Great Kandinsky||Producer||n/a||3|
|Goodbye Charlie Bright||2013||Co-Producer||n/a||1|
|Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes||1984||Assistant Director||n/a||1|
|Produced Leigh's "Secrets & Lies"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Picture|
|Produced Leigh's short film, "The Short and Curlies"|
|Produced Tim Sullivan's "Jack & Sarah"|
|Co-produced Leigh's "High Hopes"|
|First worked with Mike Leigh as assistant director on "Grown Ups" (BBC)|
|Was assistant director on "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"|
|Release of first solo-produced feature Clive Rees' "When the Whales Came..."|
|Formed Thin Man Films|
|Reteamed with Leigh for "Topsy-Turvy"|
Channing-Williams first began working with Leigh as an assistant director on the 1980 BBC film "Grown Ups", and moved to producing with Leigh's featurette "The Short and Curlies" (1981). Since then, he co-produced Leigh's "High Hopes" (1988), about a working-class couple. Soon after, they formed Thin Man Films which has offered "Life Is Sweet" (1991), "Naked" (1993), and also Tim Sullivan's "Jack & Sarah" (1995).
Channing-Williams began his career in production, working as an assistant director on numerous films and TV projects. As late as 1984, he was Hugh Hudson's assistant director on "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes". He moved into associate producing after that, working in that capacity on the TV-movies "Wagner" and "Puccini". He became a full-fledged solo producer with Clive Rees' "When the Whales Come" (1989). In addition to projects with Leigh, Channing-Williams has produced "The Great Kandinsky" for the BBC, (seen in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in 1995). But "Secrets & Lies" has become his and Leigh's most celebrated project to date, being named Best Picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and earning five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
|Not to be confused with British actor Simon Williams, perhaps best-known for "Upstairs, Downstairs"|
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