A little about me…
I am a versatile French-speaking multi-tasker, highly experienced in all areas of entertainment, having worked on many diverse projects encompassing film, television, music and the world of entertainment. I have many years’ hands-on experience as a Unit Publicist; organizing film and television release/transmission campaigns and events; and ran a busy Press Office at most of the international festivals and markets.
My official PR CV…..
I began my PR career at DDA Public Relations and headed many UK release campaigns (including Grease, Rambo II, Postman Always Ring Twice, Breaking Glass, Quadrophenia, Plenty, Supergirl, The Amityville Horror, Amadeus [I then went on to work on all producer Saul Zaentz’s films on an international basis] and many more) working with actors and directors such as Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Franco Zeffirelli, Harrison Ford, Milos Forman, Peter Bogdanovich, Sylvester Stallone, both in the UK and Los Angeles. After a twelve year stint at DDA I left and joined a smaller PR agency (JAC Publicity) where I concentrated on lower budget independent films which included What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp, Leonardo di Caprio) and Mistress (Robert de Niro) where I liaised with international distributors and sales companies, orchestrated European junkets, and accompanied the leading actors and directors on tour.
I also became involved in UK television production, working as Programme Publicist for Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat (8 years)- credited; and handled all the unit work and subsequent transmission campaigns for Lynda La Plante dramas which include Supply & Demand (2 series); The Governor (4 series); Trial & Retribution (5 series); The Commander (pilot episode). I also worked on TV dramas for producer Eileen Quinn (Monogram) on productions such as The Russian Bride (Lia Williams, Douglas Hodge, Sheila Hancock), and Bait (John Hurt, Sheila Hancock), as well as independent international television series’ such as The Wanderer starring Bryan Brown.
After a period of freelancing, I returned to DDA, working on major international campaigns for Warner Home Video which involved many events I organized in Cannes, Deauville and Los Angeles. I also headed up DDA’s in-house BAFTA Campaign office.
Whilst back at DDA, I also worked as a Unit Publicist on the following titles:
2004: THESE FOOLISH THINGS, starring Lauren Bacall, Anjelica Houston, Terence Stamp, Zoe Tapper, written, produced and directed by Julia Taylor-Stanley.
2005: KEEPING MUM, starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton. Produced by Julia Palau and Matthew Payne; directed by Niall Johnson. Distributors: Entertainment Film Distributors
2005: THE ILLUSIONIST, starring Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell. Produced by Cathy Schulman for Bull’s Eye Entertainment. Directed by Neil Burger. Filmed in the Czech Republic.
2005: BROKEN THREAD, starring Linus Roache, Saffron Burrows and Andrea Corr. Produced by Deepak Nayar and Directed by Mahesh Mathai.
2005: HIGHLANDER – THE SOURCE, latest story in the franchise, starring Adrian Paul, directed by Brett Leonard, for Davis Panzer. Filmed in Lithuania.
2006: PETER AND THE WOLF (filmed in Poland), stop-frame animation film written and directed by BAFTA winning Suzie Templeton, for BreakThru Films. Academy Award Winner 2008 – Suzie Templeton
2007: GOOD, starring Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong. Directed by Vincente Amorim and produced by Miriam Segal. Filmed in Budapest
2008: NUTCRACKER (now titled NUTCRACKER IN 3D) directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, and starring Elle Fanning, Richard E. Grant. Filmed in Budapest
2008: EASY VIRTUE, starring Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ben Barnes. Directed by Stephan Elliott and produced by Barnaby Thompson for Ealing Studios. Released by Entertainment Film Distributors in November 2008
2008: SIDNEY TURTLEBAUM, short film starring Derek Jacobi and Rupert Evans. Produced by Daniel Jewel (Third Man Films) and directed by Tristram Shapeero. Film premiered at the Jewish Film Festival in 2008, and has since garnered many prestigious international awards.
2009: WILD TARGET, starring Bill Nighy
2010: CLEANSKIN, starring Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling
Now freelance once more, Unit gigs include:
2011: PAYBACK SEASON starring Nichola Burley, Adam Deacon, Leo Gregory directed by Danny Donnelly at Three Mills Studios, London
2011: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE written and directed by Ray Cooney, starring Danny Dyer, Neil Morrissey, Denise van Outen, Sarah Harding and over 60 very special cameo roles.
2011: INTERVIEW WITH A HITMAN written and directed by Perry Bandhal, starring Luke Goss, Caroline Gillette, Stephen Marcus and Danny Midwinter.
2012: MOTHER’S MILK written and Directed by Gerry Fox
2013: DEMENTAMANIA written and produced by Anis Shlewet, directed by Kit Ryan, starring Sam Robertson and Vincent Regan
2013: DOUGH written by Jez Freedman, directed by John Goldschmidt, starring Jonathan Pryce, Andy de la Tour, Ian Hart and Pauline Collins
2014: THE CALL – short film written and directed by David Cooper. Film made to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers’ charities worldwide
2014: ARTIFICIO CONCEAL (Pre-Production) written, produced and directed by Ayoub Qanir. Thrilling new psychological sci-fi thriller starring David Bailie (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Simon Armstrong (Game of Thrones)
2015: TWO DOWN
2016: MY FERAL HEART (Distribution) Uplifting film starring Steven Brandon, one of the few actors with Down Syndrome to be cast in the lead role.
2017: CHANGEOVER : When a teenage girl loses her parents in a tragic accident, she moves in with her single-dad uncle who tries to rebuild her life, and her confidence. Inspiring and uplifting drama that highlights the often overlooked problem of mental fragility in the shadow of family trauma. Written, produced, directed by and starring Estes Tarver
As a considered specialist in regional coverage, I have worked on a number of musical tours, featuring artists including David McAlmont, Hazel O’Connor, Leee John, and Tony Christie.
Over the years I have arranged and implemented a number of international junket tours and escorted many celebrities on European tours and London-based junkets, acting as their ‘PA/Personal Publicist’ taking care of their day to day professional needs and daily liaison with their publicists and/or agents. These artists include Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Robert de Niro, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Rutger Hauer, Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Sean Connery, Celia Imrie, Julie Walters, Charles Dance, Sting and Trudie Styler, Sir Michael Caine, Richard E. Grant, John Hurt, Rupert Everett, Sir Richard Attenborough, Bob Hoskins and many, many more.
And some years ago, I danced with Richard Burton and Gregory Peck!
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