Denis O'Brien

Executive, Producer, Banker
International lawyer and banker and former business manager for George Harrison who formed HandMade Films with the ex-Beatle in 1978. The successful production and distribution company has been responsible for a number ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (21)

Nuns on the Run 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Raggedy Rawney 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Checking Out 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Powwow Highway 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bellman and True 1988 (Movie)

(Handmade Films) (Executive Producer)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Track 29 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Withnail and I 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Water 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Private Function 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bullshot 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Privates on Parade 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scrubbers 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Time Bandits 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

International lawyer and banker and former business manager for George Harrison who formed HandMade Films with the ex-Beatle in 1978. The successful production and distribution company has been responsible for a number of quality films, many with a typically English stamp; acclaimed HandMade products include several "Monty Python" films, beginning with "Life of Brian" (1979), Neil Jordan's "Mona Lisa" (1986) and Bruce Robinson's "Withnail & I" (1986).

EDUCATION

Washington University Law School

Faculte de Droit

Paris

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

1979

Release of first HandMade film, "Monty Python's Life of Brian"

1978

Formed HandMade films production company in partnership with George Harrison

Practiced law with Coudert Freres, Paris; worked as merchant banker with N.M. Rothschild & Son, London; formed financial consulting group, EuroAtlantic

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