Tim Bevan

Producer
Working Title Films, the production company headed by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, was the driving force behind several successful films of the mid-1990s, including the Oscar-nominated "Four Weddings and a Funeral" ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1957 in New Zealand

Filmography

Producer (127)

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)

Genius 2015 (Movie)

(Executive 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)

(Executive 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)

Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive 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)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

That Eye, the Sky 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Borrowers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

London Kills Me 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rubin & Ed 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Diamond Skulls 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drop Dead Fred 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Robin Hood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Echoes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Producer

Fools of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

For Queen & Country 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paperhouse 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

A World Apart 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Personal Services 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Beautiful Laundrette 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby Driver (Movie)

(Producer)

Birdsong (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bobby Fischer Goes to War (Movie)

(Producer)

Frontline: Storm Over Everest (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Return of the Borrowers (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

Handsome Man (Actor)

Biography

Working Title Films, the production company headed by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, was the driving force behind several successful films of the mid-1990s, including the Oscar-nominated "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) and "Fargo" (1996). They may have left the ceremony without a statue each time but Working Title became established as the pre-eminent independent company in Britain. Bevan and Fellner have also established ongoing relations with such filmmakers as Hanif Kureishi, Mario Van Peebles, Tim Robbins and the Coen Brothers.

Relationships

Daisy Bevan Actor

Daughter

Daisy Bevan

Daughter
Born in March 1992 mother, Joely Richardson

Nell Bevan

Daughter
Born in 2001 mother, Amy Gadney

Jago Bevan

Son
Born in 2003 mother, Amy Gadney

Amy Gadney

Wife
Married c. 2001

Joely Richardson

Wife
Married c. 1991 divorced c. 2000

Milestones

2009

Produced the Richard Curtis comedy, "Pirate Radio"

2007

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

2007

Produced "Atonement" with Keira Knightley; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture

2005

Produced "Pride & Prejudice" based on the Jane Austen novel

2004

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

2003

Executive produced "The Italian Job" and "Thirteen"

2003

Co-Produced the romantic comedy "Love Actually"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy or Musical Picture

2002

Produced the Comedy "About a Boy" starring Hugh Grant

2001

Produced the comedy "Bridget Jones Diary" with Renee Zellweger

1999

Produced, "Notting Hill," starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

1998

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

1998

Established special effects subsidiary Double Negative

1998

Third teaming with the Coens, "The Big Lebowski" co-starring Goodman and Jeff Bridges

1997

Had worldwide hit with "Bean"; adapted from the TV series "Mr. Bean" starring Rowan Atkinson

1997

Produced a feature version of "The Borrowers" starring John Goodman

1996

Reteamed with Ethan and Joel Coen for the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated "Fargo"

1995

Served as one of the executive producers of Tim Robbins' "Dead Man Walking"

1995

Executive produced Mario Van Peebles' "Panther"

1994

Scored international hit as executive producer of the Oscar-nominated "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

1994

First collaboration with the Coen brothers "The Hudsucker Proxy"

1993

First worked with director Mario Van Peebles on "Posse"

1993

For British TV, served as producer of "The Borrowers"

1992

Initial collaboration with Tim Robbins, "Bob Roberts"

1992

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment acquires Working Title

1991

Ended partnership with Radclyffe; joined forces with Eric Fellner

1991

Produced Kureishi's directorial debut "London Kills Me"

1990

Opened American offices of Working Title

1989

Co-produced the TV miniseries "Echoes" (aired on A&E in the USA)

1988

PolyGram purchased a 49 percent interest in Working Title

1987

Produced the award-winning "A World Apart"

1986

Graham Bradstreet joined Working Title

1984

Produced first film, "My Beautiful Laundrette"; screenplay by Hanif Kureishi; released theatrically in 1985

1983

With Radclyffe, founded Working Title Productions

Formed Aldabra Productions with Sarah Radclyffe

Began career with John Cleese's Video Arts

Bonus Trivia

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"The films we made in the 1980s were a great deal of fun to make, and we made some decent pictures, but we never got them properly distributed. There wasn't enough sophistication to even track what was going on. We sold the films around the world, but we wouldn't even know who the distributers were. There were so many middle men between us and them. One needed to find a vertically integrated structure whete the people who were paying you were also the distributors of the movie. Like a quasi-studio." - Tim Bevan to the New York Times, March 16, 1997

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Commenting on criticism over Working Title releases, Bevan told the London Times (May 17, 1998): "I slightly resent some of those implications. We've given people like [Richard] Curtis, [Hanif] Kureishi, Emily Lloyd, Emma Thompson, Stephen Frears, Daniel Day-Lewis and David Leland their breaks in film. That's the beauty of working with Europeans. They are prepared to take risks that the Americans won't."

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