Simon Channing-Williams

Producer, Assistant director
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 80s, Thin Man Films ... Read more »
Born: 06/09/1945 in Berkshire, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (30)

Water Warriors 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Belle du Seigneur 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blindness 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shrooms 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Brothers of the Head 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flannel Pajamas 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Constant Gardener 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Man About Dog 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Vera Drake 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

All or Nothing 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goodbye Charlie Bright 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Strong Boys 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Accelerator 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

New Year's Day 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Topsy-Turvy 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Career Girls 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jack and Sarah 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Secrets & Lies 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Naked 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Super Grass 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Sense of History 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Life Is Sweet 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Hopes 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Short and Curlies 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

When the Whales Came 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Puccini (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great Kandinsky (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (1)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

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 80s, Thin Man Films. Working with Leigh generally involves a process in some ways similar to producing for the legitimate stage, as the writer-director is known to develop the script with the actors through improvisations before locking it in just before production.

Milestones

1999

Reteamed with Leigh for "Topsy-Turvy"

1996

Produced Leigh's "Secrets & Lies"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Picture

1995

Produced Tim Sullivan's "Jack & Sarah"

1989

Release of first solo-produced feature Clive Rees' "When the Whales Came..."

1988

Co-produced Leigh's "High Hopes"

1987

Produced Leigh's short film, "The Short and Curlies"

1984

Was assistant director on "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"

1980

First worked with Mike Leigh as assistant director on "Grown Ups" (BBC)

Formed Thin Man Films

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with British actor Simon Williams, perhaps best-known for "Upstairs, Downstairs"

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