Stephen Woolley

Producer, Executive, Usher
A prominent figure of the beleaguered British film industry. Woolley, a former journalist, and entrepreneur Nik Powell co-founded Palace Pictures in 1981. This successful distribution company brought to England such ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1956 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (63)

Carol 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Youth 2015 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Great Expectations 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hyena 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Midnight's Children 2013 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Dark Blood 2012 (Movie)

(original 1993 credit) (Executive Producer)

Made in Dagenham 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Perrier's Bounty 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

When Did You Last See Your Father? 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stoned 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Intermission 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Return to Sender 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Actors 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Good Thief 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lost Son 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Purely Belter 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spy Games 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last September 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Downtime 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fever Pitch 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Voice 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

TwentyFourSeven 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hollow Reed 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Vicious Circles 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Neon Bible 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Backbeat 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dust Devil 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Crying Game 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waterland 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Rage in Harlem 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crossing the Line 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Miracle 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pleasure Principle 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Pope Must Diet 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dancin' Thru the Dark 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Hardware 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lenny Live 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dream Demon 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

High Spirits 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Courier 1988 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Letter to Brezhnev 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Company of Wolves 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Company of Wolves 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chinese Boxes 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Not I (TV Show)

Producer
Director (1)

Stoned 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

A prominent figure of the beleaguered British film industry. Woolley, a former journalist, and entrepreneur Nik Powell co-founded Palace Pictures in 1981. This successful distribution company brought to England such films as "Diva" (1982) and "Blood Simple" (1984). He then moved into production with Powell and Chris Brown and enjoyed critical and commercial success with features including Neil Jordan's "A Company of Wolves" (1985) and "Mona Lisa" (1986) and Chris Bernard's "A Letter to Brezhnev" (1985). Largely due to the steadily worsening economic environment for British filmmakers, Palace went bankrupt in 1992. With partial funding from corporate giant Polygram, Woolley and Powell went on to form Scala Productions, named after London's Scala cinema, where Woolley had begun his film career as programmer and manager.

Relationships

Elizabeth Karlsen

Wife

Milestones

2006

Made directorial debut with "Stoned" a chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones

2005

Produced Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto"

1999

Reteamed with Jordan for the remake of "The End of the Affair"

1998

Produced "Little Voice", Mark Herman's screen adaptation of "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" by Jim Cartwright

1998

Served as a producer on Shane Meadows' debut feature "TwentyFourSeven", starring Hoskins

1996

Produced Jordan's biopic of Irish revolutionary "Michael Collins"

1994

Reteamed with Neil Jordan for the big-budget "Interview With the Vampire"

1992

Shared in Best Picture Oscar nomination as producer of Jordan's "The Crying Game"

1990

Produced first TV show, "Red, Hot & Blue"

1989

Produced first film in long-term collaboration with Miramax films, "Scandal"

1988

Produced first American feature, "Shag"

1986

Was one of the producers of Jordan's "Mona Lisa", starring Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine

1985

Initial screen collaboration with Neil Jordan, "The Company of Wolves"

1984

First feature as co-executive producer (with Nik Powell), "Chinese Boxes" (West Germany); film distributed by Palace

1981

Co-founded (with Nik Powell), Palace Productions, distribution company

1962

Worked as cinema usher at age 16 (dates approximate)

Became manager, then proprietor of London's Scala Cinema (London's longest established repertory theater)

Bonus Trivia

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Woolley and Powell, through Palace Productions, have released such films as "Mephisto" (1930), "Eraserhead" (1977), and "Aguirre: Wrath of God" (1972) and have distributed such films as "Diva" (1981), "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985) and "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989).

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