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|Born||Timothy John Bevan
Queenstown, New Zealand
|Years active||1984 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Joely Richardson (divorced)
Bevan was born in Queenstown, New Zealand, in December 1957. Bevan was educated at Sidcot School, a Quaker boarding independent school in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Winscombe in North Somerset, in South West England.
Life and career
Bevan co-founded Working Title Films in London with Sarah Radclyffe and Graham Bradstreet in the 1980s. (Eric Fellner now partners Tim Bevan at Working Title Films). Among Bevan's more than 40 films as producer or executive producer are Moonlight and Valentino, Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Guru, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Bridget Jones's Diary, Atonement, and Frost/Nixon. To date, the films he has co-produced have grossed a total of almost four billion dollars worldwide ($3,939 Million according to www.boxofficemojo.com) without adjusting for inflation.
Working Title Films signed a deal with Universal Studios in 1999 for a reported $600 (USD) million, which gave Bevan and Fellner the power to commission projects with a budget of up to $35 (USD) million without having to consult their paymasters.
Bevan is also the co-producer of the West End musical Billy Elliot.
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
- The Secrets (2014)
- Trash (2014)
- The Theory of Everything (2014)
- Everest (2015)
- Legend (2015)
- London Spy (2015)
- Hail, Caesar! (2016)
- The Danish Girl (2016)
- Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Awards and honours
- 2005 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
- 2013 received the degree of Doctor honoris causa from The University of York
- "The Media 100, 2008: 51. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner". The Guardian. UK. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
- "Mountain Films Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
- The University of York: Graduation Ceremonies Central Hall, 10, 11 and 12 July 2013
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