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David Puttnam

CV of Lord Puttnam

January 2019

LORD PUTTNAM OF QUEENSGATE, C.B.E.

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Date and Place of Birth:

  1. 25th February 1941, London

Education:

  1. Minchenden Grammar School, London City & Guilds, evening classes (1958 -62)

Career:

  • Public Policy (1988-present)
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Pictures (1986-88)
  • Independent Film Producer (1968-present)
  • Advertising (1958-68)

Honours:

  • Life Peer (1997)
  • Knighthood (1995)
  • C.B.E. (1982)
  • Commander des Arts et des Lettres- France (2006)
  • (Officer 1992; Chevalier 1985)
  • Honorary Cork Person of the Year 2013

Film/Television Awards:

  • 26 Academy Award Nominations - 10 Awards
  • 68 BAFTA Nominations - 25 Awards
  • Palme d’Or, Cannes - 1986
  • 10 Golden Globes (USA)
  • 2 David di Donatello’s (Italy)
  • 2 ‘Emmys’ (USA)
  • BFI Fellowship (1997)
  • RTS Fellowship (2002)
  • BAFTA Fellowship (2006)
  • For further information see attached Filmography

Publications:

  • The Undeclared War (1997) US Edition; Movies and Money (1998). Also published in Italy and China (2010)
  • ‘The Creative Imagination’ in What Needs to Change (1996; ed. Giles Radice)
  • A Report to the E.C. Think Tank on Audio Visual Policy (1994)
  • Rural England (1994; with Derrick Mercer)
  • The Third Age of Broadcasting (1982; ed. Brian Wenham)
  • Members Only? Parliament in the Public Eye: Report of the Hansard Society Commission on the Communication of Parliamentary Democracy. (Hansard Society, London 2005)
  • Parliament in the Public Eye 2006: Coming into Focus? (Hansard Society, London 2006)
  • See more publications

Directorships:

  • Chair, Enigma Productions
  • Chair, Atticus Education

Other Positions:

Present:
  • Chair of Film London Executive Task Force
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Accenture (Ireland) 2013-
  • Adjunct Professor in Film Studies & Digital Humanities, University College Cork 2012-
  • Trustee, Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation 2011-
  • Chair, Nord Anglia Education Advisory Board 2017-
  • President, Film Distributors’ Association 2007-
  • Life President, National Film and Television School 2017-
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Media & Communications within the College of Design & Social Context, RMIT University, April 2018-
  • Patron, Dublin Bid World Summit on Media for Children 2020/2023
  • International Ambassador, WWF (2016)
Former:
  • Chair of TSL Education Advisory Board 2010-18
  • Chair of Academic Board, Pearson College 2014-17
  • Chair, A Future for Public Service Television Inquiry 2015-16
  • Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, Burma & Cambodia 2012-17
  • Digital Champion, Republic of Ireland 2012-17
  • Member of National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, Ireland 2013-16
  • Senior Non- Executive Director, Promethean World plc 2006-15
  • Trustee, Thomson Foundation 2003-14
  • Deputy Chairman, Profero 2010-14
  • Chairman of Advisory Board, Bulgari Knightsbridge Hotel 2011-14
  • Chancellor, The Open University 2006-14
  • Trustee, Eden Project 2009-March 2013
  • Trustee, Sunderland AFC Foundation 2001-13
  • Chairman, North Music Trust, The Sage Gateshead 2007-12
  • Director, Huntsworth plc 2007-12
  • Deputy Chairman Channel 4 2006-12
  • President, The Thirty Club of London 2010/11
  • Chairman, Futurelab 2006-11
  • Advisor, Department for Children, Schools & Families 1997-2005
  • Chair of Trustees, National Teaching Awards 1998-2008
  • President UNICEF UK 2002-09
  • Trustee and Fellow, World Economic Forum 1997-2008
  • Vice President, Council for the Protection of Rural England 1997-2007
  • Trustee for the Institute of Public Policy Reform 1998-2011
  • Chancellor, University of Sunderland 1998-2007
  • Chair, Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee on Draft Communications Bill 2002
  • Chair, Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee on Draft Climate Change Bill 2007
  • Chair, Hansard Society’s Commission on the Communication of Parliamentary Democracy 2004-05
  • Chair, BAFTA Trustees 2002-04
  • Chair, British Council Arts Advisory Committee 2001-03
  • Chair, British Council Film and TV Advisory Board 1998-2001
  • Chair Forum for the Future 1985-92
  • Chair, General Teaching Council for England 1998-2001
  • Chair, The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts 1998-2003
  • Chair, The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television 1994-2003
  • Chair, The National Memorial Arboretum 1993-2003
  • Chair, Media and Culture Sector Advisory Group, QCA 2000-03
  • Chair, International Television Enterprises Ltd. 1988-96
  • Chair, National Film and Television School Ltd. 1987-1996; BAFTA Governor 1974-87
  • Chair, Producers and Directors Section, A.C.C.T. 1975-77
  • Director, Village Roadshow International 1988-98
  • Director, Survival Anglia Television Ltd. 1982-98
  • Director, National Film Finance Corporation 1980-85
  • Member, Advisory Board, Claridges Hotel 1984-99
  • Governor and Visiting Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science 1997-2002
  • Governor, Central School of Speech and Drama 1993-96
  • Governor, The London Institute (Later University for the Arts, London)1997-2002
  • Member, British Screen Advisory Council 1988-98
  • Member, Creative Industries Task Force 1997-99
  • Member, Education Standards Task Force 1997-2001
  • Member, The Engineering Council Senate
  • Member, Arts and Humanities Research Board 1999-2003
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, University of Bristol Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Member, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency 2000-03
  • Member, Governing Council for the National College for School Leadership 2000-02
  • President, Council for the Protection of Rural England 1986-92
  • Trustee, BAFTA 1988-95
  • Trustee, The Tate Gallery 1985-92
  • Member of Tate Gallery Liverpool Advisory Committee/Council 1988-94
  • Trustee, The National Energy Foundation 1990-98
  • Trustee, National Museum of Science and Technology 1996-2003
  • Trustee, Royal Academy of Arts 1998-2003
  • Vice- President, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 1995-2002
  • Vice- President, The Royal Geographical Society 1997-99

Union Affiliation:

  • Member, BECTU (formerly ACTT) (1970), made honorary life member (1999)

Honorary Degrees, Awards and Positions:

  • Lord Puttnam is the recipient of over 50 Honorary Degrees, Diplomas and Fellowships from the UK and overseas:
  • Freeman of the City of Sunderland (2007)
  • Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Gateshead (2014)
  • Honorary Fellowship, National Film and Television School (2014)
  • Hon. Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow, BAFTA
  • Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow, The British Film Institute
  • Hon. Fellow, Landscape Institute
  • Hon. Fellow, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
  • Hon. Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Designers
  • Hon. Fellow, The Royal Photographic Society
  • Hon. Fellow British Institute of Professional Photographers
  • Freeman, The Guild of Educators
  • Fellowship, Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon D.Litt), Bath Spa University (2017)
  • Hon. Fellow of the Institute of Education, University of London (2007)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Edinburgh University (2013)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Griffiths University, Brisbane, Australia (2010)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Open University (2007)
  • Hon. Doctorate of Education, University of Sunderland (2007)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Greenwich University (2005)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Middlesex University (2004)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Brunel University (2004)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Queen Margaret University College (2004)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Thames Valley University (2004)
  • Hon. Doctorate, University of Surrey (2003)
  • Hon. Doctorate of Science, (Hon DSc) Nottingham Trent University (2008)
  • Hon. DLitt, University of Abertay, Dundee (2003)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Herzen University, St Petersburg (2003)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Birmingham (2002)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Southhampton (2002)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Keele (2002)
  • Charter Fellow, The College of Teachers (2002)
  • Honorary Doctorate, King Alfred’s College, Winchester (2002)
  • Lady Canon, Durham Cathedral (2002-2008)
  • Hon. DLitt. Heriot- Watt University, Edinburgh (2001)
  • Hon. DLitt. University of North London (2001)
  • Hon. DLitt. Queens University, Belfast (2001)
  • Hon. Doctorate, University of London (2001)
  • Hon. Doctorate, Sheffield Hallam University (2000)
  • Hon. Doctor of Fine Arts, The American International University in London (200)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Nottingham (2000)
  • Hon. DLitt., City University (2000)
  • Hon. DLitt., Imperial College London (1999)
  • Hon. Doctorate, University of Navarra Spain (1999) (Premio Luka Brajnovic de la Comunicacion, Universidad de Navarra, Facultad de Comunicacion 1999)
  • Hon. DLitt., London Guildhall University (1999)
  • FCGI, City & Guilds (1999)
  • Hon. D.Phil. (Hons.) University of Gloucester (previously Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education) (1998)
  • Hon. DLitt. University of Kent (1998)
  • Hon. Doctorate Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Westminster (1997)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Bradford (1993)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Sunderland (1992)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (1992)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Leeds (1992)
  • Hon. Fellow, Manchester Polytechnic (1990)
  • Hon. DLitt., University of Leicester (1986)
  • Hon. LLD, University of Bristol (1983)
  • Hon. D.Litt, Bath Spa University (2017)

The Films of David Puttnam:

  • Arctic 30 (in development, 2017)
  • My Life So Far (Miramax, 1997)
  • Le Confessional (Anglo-French Canadian Production, 1994) Canadian ‘Best Film’ Award, 1995
  • War Of The Buttons (Warner Bros., 1994)
  • Being Human (Warner Bros., 1993-94)
  • Meeting Venus (Warner Bros., 1991)
  • Memphis Belle (Warner Bros. 1990) BAFTA Nomination
  • The Mission (Goldcrest/Warner Bros. 1986) Cannes Palme D’Or, 1 Academy Award, 7 Nominations; 3 BAFTA Awards; Donatello: Best Film. Golden Globe Award for Best Film
  • Defence Of The Realm (Rank, 1985) 1 BAFTA Award
  • The Killing Fields (Goldcrest/Warner Bros. 1984) 3 Academy Awards, 7 Nominations; 8 BAFTA Awards, including Best Film; Donatello: Best Film
  • Cal (Goldcrest/Warner Bros. 1984) Cannes - Best Actress Award
  • Local Hero (Goldcrest/Warner Bros. 1982) 2 BAFTA Awards and nominations
  • Chariots Of Fire (Fox/Warner Bros. 1981) 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; 3 BAFTA Awards, including Best Film; Golden Globe Award for Best Film. Cannes – Best Actor Award
  • Foxes (Paramount, 1980)
  • Midnight Express (Columbia, 1978) 2 Academy Awards, 5 Nominations; 3 BAFTA Awards; Golden Globe for Best Picture
  • The Duellists (Paramount/N.F.F.C., 1977) Jury Prize, Cannes
  • Bugsy Malone (Paramount/Rank/N.F.F.C., 1976) 1 Academy Award Nomination, 4 BAFTA Awards
  • Lisztomania (Warner Bros., 1975)
  • Stardust (Columbia/E.M.I., 1974) BAFTA Nomination
  • Mahler (Mayfair Film Group, 1973) Cannes – Jury Prize; 1 BAFTA Award
  • That’ll Be The Day (EMI, 1973) BAFTA Nomination
  • The Pied Piper (Sagittarius, 1972)
  • Melody (Sagittarius, 1971)
  • Glastonbury Fayre (Documentary 1971)

Television Productions:

  • The Burning Season (1995, Executive Producer) 3 Golden Globes, including Best Film for Television
  • Lawrence; A Dangerous Man (1992, Executive Producer) International Emmy for Best Drama
  • Without Warning (1992, Executive Producer) 1 Emmy Award; Golden Globe for Best Actor
  • Josephine Baker (1991, Executive Producer) 5 Emmy Awards; 12 Nominations
  • Knights And Emeralds (1986, Executive Producer)
  • Mr. Love (1986, Executive Producer)
  • The Frog Prince (1985, Executive Producer)
  • Forever Young (1985, Executive Producer)
  • Those Glory, Glory Days (1983, Executive Producer)
  • Secrets (1983, Executive Producer)
  • Red Monarch (1983, Executive Producer)
  • Experience Preferred But Not Essential (1982, Executive Producer)
  • P’tang Yang Kipperbang (1982, Executive Producer) BAFTA Nomination – Best Drama

Documentaries:

  • Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (1975) Co-Produced with Sanford Lieberson. Cannes – Official Selection.
  • Swastika (1973) Co-Produced with Sanford Lieberson, Cannes – Official Selection
  • The Double-Headed Eagle (1974) Co-Produced with Sanford Lieberson
  • Romantic Versus Classic Art (1972) Co-Produced with Sanford Lieberson
  • Peacemaking 1919 (1971) Co-Produced with Sanford Lieberson
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