Leslee Udwin

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Leslee Udwin
Born Savyon, Israel
Occupation Filmmaker
Spouse(s) Kim Romer (born 1956)
Children 2
Awards BAFTA

Leslee Udwin (b. 1957[1]) is a British filmmaker,[2] actress, and producer.

Early life

She was born in Savyon, Israel, to a Jewish family.[3][4]


Udwin started her career as an actor and initially acted in the British soap opera Eldorado. She started her production company, Assassin Films, in 1989.[5] Her well-known productions include the films East is East (1999), Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007), and West is West (2010), and the documentary India's Daughter (2015).[6][7][8][9]

Personal life

She lives in London, UK.[citation needed]


  1. "Leslee Udwin". Company Check. 
  2. "Nibhraya Documentary, Banned in India, Premieres in US; Meryl Streep, Frieda Pinto Attend". Press Trust of India. March 10, 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  3. "Interview: Leslee Udwin". Granta Magazine. 
  4. "Static Mass Emporium". Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. "Linkedin Profile". 
  6. "Leslee Udwin Biography". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  7. "Delhi rape documentary-maker appeals to Narendra Modi over broadcast ban". The Guardian. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  8. "Things You Need to Know About Leslee Udwin and her Documentary on Nirbhaya". Ujwal Bommakanti. The New Indian Express. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  9. "Careers in Film: East Is East producer Leslee Udwin". film4.com. Retrieved 4 March 2015.