Tony Adams

Producer, Executive, Manager
This former assistant to John Boorman, whom he met through his father, has been, since the early 1970s, associated with Blake Edwards, serving as producer or executive producer on Edwards' films and TV productions ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1953 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Producer (24)

Victor/Victoria 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Producer

My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Producer

The Lullaby of Broadway: Opening Night on 42nd Street 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Julie 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Switch 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blind Date 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Fine Mess 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

That's Life! 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Who Loved Women 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Victor/Victoria 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

10 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Justin Case (TV Show)

Producer

Peter Gunn (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Green Street Hooligans 2005 (Movie)

Firm Member (Actor)

Winner Takes All (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (1)

Killpoint 1984 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Biography

This former assistant to John Boorman, whom he met through his father, has been, since the early 1970s, associated with Blake Edwards, serving as producer or executive producer on Edwards' films and TV productions, including most of the "Pink Panther" sequels, "10" (1980), "S. O.B" (1981) and "Victor/Victoria" (1982). He has also been involved with Julie Andrews' concert tours and TV specials.

Tony Adams reportedly first became associated with Edwards and Andrews in the mid-70s as an assistant on "The Tamarind Seed" (1974), with duties that included driving the couple around London. He first earned associate producer status on "Return of the Pink Panther" (1975) and was promoted to executive producer on "Revenge of the Pink Panther" (1978). Adams' first full-fledged producer credit came with the male menopausal "10" and he was at Edwards' side with "Victor/Victoria" as well. While these were box-office successes, Adams also worked with the writer-director on such lesser efforts as "That's Life!" (1986), about male mid-life crisis, and "Switch" (1991), in which a man wakes up one day as a woman. He also produced the last "Pink Panther" sequel, "Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther" (1993).

In 1988, Adams became president of Blake Edwards Entertainment and had his first initiation into TV films producing "Justin Case" (ABC, 1988), a "Disney Sunday Movie" about the ghost of a private investigator come back to work with a kid. The following year, he was executive producer of "Peter Gunn", an ABC TV-movie revising the 50s series that had established Edwards. More recently, Adams was executive producer of "Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway" for PBS' "Great Performances" and was one of the producers of Andrews' Broadway return in the stage version of "Victor/Victoria". Additionally, Adams produced Andrews' 1980 album, "Julie Andrews Live in Concert". In all, with features, TV, concerts and stage, he has collaborated with Edwards over two dozen times and with Andrews more than 10 times.

Relationships

Teresa Adams

Mother

Alister Adams

Son

Andrew Adams

Son

Charles Adams

Father

Tess Adams

Daughter
born in 1998 mother, Anne Runolfsson

Anne Runolfsson

Wife
married February 23, 1997 met when she was stand-by for Julie Andrews in the stage production of "Victor/Victoria"

EDUCATION

Atlantic College

Palm Beach , Florida

Communication Centre

Dublin
took one course

Pepperdine University

Malibu , California
wrote, produced and directed play "The British Can't Remember, and the Irish Can't Forget"

Milestones

1996

Was one of the producers of the stage musical "Victor/Victoria"

1995

Produced TV special "Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway"

1993

Produced "Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther"

1989

Executive produced first TV special, "Peter Gunn"

1988

Became president, Blake Edwards Entertainment and president of The Blake Edwards Company

1988

Produced first TV special, "Justin Case" for "Disney Sunday Movie"

1979

Executive produced first feature, "Revenge of the Pink Panther"

1976

Associate produced first feature, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", directed by Edwards

1974

Produced TV specials starring Julie Andrews

1970

Joined Blake Edwards as producer

Began career as assistant to director John Boorman; associated with career of Burt Reynolds

Bonus Trivia

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Adams is actively involved in Operation California, a humantiarian relief groups which provides food and medical supplies to disaster-stricken areas of the world.

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