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On Producing: Hilary Bevan Jones

Chairman's Dinner for Anne MorrisonBAFTA/Jonathan Birch
Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
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An evening in the company of producer and BAFTA Cymru winner Hilary Bevan Jones (Red Dwarf, Cracker, State of Play, Blackadder, Not the Nine O'Clock News, The Girl in the Cafe) whose family is from Bangor. Hilary was also Chair of BAFTA from 2006-2008. A pre-drinks reception and opportunity to view some of the rooms in the castle will start the evening.

Hilary Bevan Jones is one of UK's foremost Drama Producers with credits such as Red Dwarf, Cracker, The Secret World of Michael Fry, Butterfly Collectors, May 33rd, To the Ends of the Earth, The Girl in the Cafe, Mary and Martha and the multi-award winning conspiracy thriller State of Play. She also produced The Boat That Rocked, for Working Title Films, a film set in 1966 about pirate radio that was written and directed by Richard Curtis.

Under her company Endor Productions, she has produced successful dramas including: Restless, a two part drama written by William Boyd and starring Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell & Charlotte Rampling; The Escape Artist, a three part legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft and starring David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Ashley Jensen & Sophie Okonedo both for BBC One; That Day We Sang written and directed by Victoria Wood, with the accompanying documentary That Musical We Made, both starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball for BBC Two; and Roald Dahl's Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, which had an audience of 6.5 million viewers in the UK on New Year's Day and was acquired by The Weinstein Company. Most recently, Hilary produced the series adaptation Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine.

In addition to an active television slate, Endor is producing a number of high-quality films from a diverse group of writers including Guy Hibbert, Kelly Marcel, Hamish McColl and Andrea Gibb, working with a range of finance partners from BFI to Studiocanal. Hilary is also developing the first and second features from some of the UK's most promising new voices including William McGregor, Mary Nighy and Will Sharpe.

In 2006 Hilary was made Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the first woman to ever hold this position. Hilary also serves as Chairman for Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival.

Hilary will be in conversation with local producer Angharad Elen.

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