Eric Fellner

Producer, Executive
The partner with Tim Bevan in Working Title Films, Eric Fellner and Bevan have the distinction of having produced or executive produced three consecutive nominees for the Academy Award for best picture -- "Four Weddings ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1959 in England, GB

Filmography

Producer (114)

Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hail, Caesar! 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

You, Me and the End of the World 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

About a Boy 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Everest 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Legend 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Danish Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Program 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

We Are Your Friends 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hippie Hippie Shake 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Theory of Everything 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Two Faces of January 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trash 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

About Time 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Closed Circuit 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Give it a Year 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mary and Martha 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rush 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The World's End 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Birdsong 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Contraband 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Secret World of Arrietty 2012 (Movie)

(English language version) (Executive Producer)

Johnny English Reborn 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Bites 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Paul 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Senna 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Green Zone 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tudors 2006 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Serious Man 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Soloist 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wild Child 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Burn After Reading 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sixty Six 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Atonement 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gone 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Naming Number Two 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Catch a Fire 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nanny McPhee 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

United 93 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rory O'Shea Was Here 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mickybo and Me 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Little Eye 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shaun of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Calcium Kid 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Thunderbirds 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wimbledon 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gettin' Square 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Johnny English 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Guru 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Italian Job 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Shape of Things 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

About a Boy 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Long Time Dead 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Who Cried 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Borrowers 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hi-Lo Country 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Rats Won't Do 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Matchmaker 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fargo 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Loch Ness 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dead Man Walking 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

French Kiss 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Panther 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Worries 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hawk 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wild West 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Kiss Before Dying 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Liebestraum 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Year of the Gun 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hidden Agenda 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pascali's Island 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby Driver (Movie)

(Producer)

Birdsong (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bobby Fischer Goes to War (Movie)

(Producer)

Frankie's House (TV Show)

Producer

Frontline: Storm Over Everest (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

The partner with Tim Bevan in Working Title Films, Eric Fellner and Bevan have the distinction of having produced or executive produced three consecutive nominees for the Academy Award for best picture -- "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), "Dead Man Walking" (1995), and "Fargo" (1996), and their work with directors working outside the Hollywood system both in the U. S. and their native Britain has made their company a role model in the 90s. Fellner began his career for Zoetrope, a music video production outfit in Britain, and eventually produced videos for Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Rod Stewart, among others. Fellner founded the Initial Pictures company with partner Scott Millaney in 1985, and they produced their first feature film, "Sid and Nancy" about the singer of the Sex Pistols, released in 1986. This was followed by the "B movie" homage, "Straight to Hell" (1987), as well as "Pascali's Island" (1988), starring Ben Kingsley. Fellner and Initial Pictures executive produced "A Kiss Before Dying" and "Year of the Gun" (both 1991) before he split with Millaney and joined Bevan in Working Title. Bevan had already split from his original partner, Sarah Radclyffe, having established himself with such projects as "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1985), and "A World Apart" (1988). Fellner and Bevan plunged the newly-vitalized Working Title into cutting-edge filmmaking, executive producing Tim Robbins' directorial debut, "Bob Roberts" (1992), then producing Vincent Ward's "Map of the Human Heart" (1993). That same year, 1993, they executive produced Mario Van Peebles' "Posse". "Four Weddings and a Funeral," which starred Hugh Grant in a look at love and commitment, followed in 1994, the same year Working Title first associated with the Coen Brothers with Fellner and Bevan and executive producers of "The Hudsucker Proxy". In 1995, they worked again with Van Peebles, and his father, Melvin Van Peebles as well, as executive producers of "Panther," and also produced "French Kiss," a comedy starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, and "Moonlight and Valentino," which while focusing on women and their need for love and relationships, may someday be best recalled as the film debut of Jon Bon Jovi. Also in 1995, Working Title associated anew with Tim Robbins for "Dead Man Walking". In 1996, came The Coen Brothers' "Fargo," on which Fellner and Bevan were executive producers. They again worked with the Coens in 1997 on "The Big Lebowski". Also in 1997, came the slapstick "Bean," "The Strangest Places," and a big-screen version of "The Borrowers," based on the novels for children by Mary Norton about a tiny human family living in the cracks of a house. Working Title had previously produced "The Borrowers" in two TV versions, both seen on TNT. Their other TV work includes the acclaimed miniseries "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" for PBS, and Fellner produced the movie "Frankie's House" for A & E, about journalists in Vietnam (1993).

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 1979

Milestones

2009

Produced the Richard Curtis directed, "Pirate Radio"

2008

Co-produced with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best motion picture of the year

2007

Again collaborated with Atkinson for "Mr. Bean's Holiday"

2007

Earned second Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing "Atonement"

2006

Produced the controversal "United 93"

2004

Produced the sequel "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"

2003

Produced Richard Curtis' directorial debut "Love Actually"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy or Musical Picture

2001

Co-Produced the romantic comedy "Bridget Jones Diary"

1999

Signed five-year deal with Universal

1999

Working Title released "Notting Hill" teaming Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

1998

Established special effects subsidiary Double Negative

1998

Executive produced the period drama "Elizabeth"; earned first Academy Award nomination for Best Picture

1997

Had international hit with the comedy "Bean," starring Rowan Atkinson

1997

Executive produced "The Big Lebowski" for the Coens

1996

Second teaming with the Coen brothers on the award-winning "Fargo"

1995

Served as executive producer on "Panther," directed by Mario Van Peebles

1995

Re-teamed with Tim Robbins as executive producer of "Dead Man Walking"

1994

Served as executive producer on the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

1994

Executive produced "Armisted Maupin's Tales of the City" for PBS

1994

First worked with the Coen brothers as executive producer of "The Hudsucker Proxy"

1992

Executive produced Tim Robbins' directorial debut, "Bob Roberts"

1991

Joined with Tim Bevan in Working Title Films

1986

Produced first feature film, "Sid and Nancy"

1985

Founded Initial Pictures (with Scott Millaney)

1983

Founded Direct Productions

First job in industry, as a runner for Zoetrope, a music video company; eventually began producing videos

Bonus Trivia

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"It's both a curse and a blessing to be based in London. It's good that a lot of filmmakers are attracted to the allure of being able to come to us and we can finance their $40 million to $50 million movie and they don't have to work within the Hollywood studio system. On the other hand, it's a curse because if we're not physically in town in L.A., there's an eight-hour time difference. You miss people. Opportunities arise that disappear." - Eric Fellner in The New York Times, March 16, 1997

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"There are far more British directors and actors around than there are scriptwriters. That's the essential area of development for te British film industry right now. There's all this talk about shelves full of British films that can't get distribution, but I don't think there's a decent film out there that can't get a deal. Most of them just aren't very good." - Fellner, quoted in the London Times, May 17, 1998

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