Thin Man Films

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Mike Leigh and Simon Channing Williams first met back in 1980, when Simon was First Assistant Director on Mike’s BBC film Grown-Ups, starring Brenda Blethyn.

They hooked up again a few years later, when Simon co-produced The Short and Curlies (1987) and High Hopes (1988), both for Portman Productions.

Having by now forged a close personal and working relationship, it seemed natural for them to form their own company. And so Thin Man Films was born.

Thin Man has made eight successful feature films, Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), Secrets & Lies (1996), Career Girls (1997), Topsy-Turvy (1999), All Or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004) and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008).

Secrets & Lies and Topsy-Turvy had nine Oscar nominations between them, Topsy-Turvy winning two. In 1994, Naked won Best Director and Best Actor at Cannes, where two years later Secrets & Lies won the Palme d’Or and Best Actress. I won The Golden Lion and the Best Actress at Venice in 2004, as well as six BIFA’s, 3 BAFTA’s including Best Director, and three Oscar nominations

Thin Man is responsible for the forthcoming ten-disc DVD Mike Leigh Box Set, comprising seven of the Thin Man features, plus Bleak Moments (1971), Meantime, (1984) and, High Hopes. Details of the box set will be seen here first, so check back for more information soon.


Connected mandy members:

Johnny Byrom
Johnny Byrom
Voice Over: English
2019, Peterloo, John Johnston
Tim Vine
Tim Vine
Sound Editor
2018, Peterloo, Additional Dialogue Editor
Johnny Byrom
Johnny Byrom
Actor
2018, Peterloo, John Johnston
Multiple Locations
Michael Chadwick
2018, Peterloo, John Millfield, Trooper, 15th Hussars
Jeremy Todd
Jeremy Todd
Actor
2018, Peterloo, Thomas Worrell
Conor Lane
Conor Lane
Actor
2018, Peterloo, Blacksmith's Apprentice
Steve Cain
Steve Cain
Actor
2018, Peterloo, Passer by
Richard Green
2018, Peterloo, Citizen
Michael Seaman
2018, Peterloo, Peer
Charterhouse School
James Dangerfield
2018, Peterloo, Jeremiah Warburton
Paul Wingrove
2018, Peterloo, Member of House of Lords
Debbie Lowndes
Debbie Lowndes
Art Dept Assistant
2017, Peterloo Massacre, Prop making/upholstering/sewing over 4 month period
James Benson
James Benson
Actor
2017, Peterloo, Angry Citizen (Mill-Owner)
Tilbury Fort
Egle Dambrauskaite
Egle Dambrauskaite
Art Dept Assistant
2017, Peterloo, Art Department Intern
Bryony Miller
2017, Peterloo, Bessie
Daisy Oldershaw
Daisy Oldershaw
Make-up Artist
2017, Peterloo, Hair and Makeup Trainee
Ernest Vernon
2017, Peterloo, Working Class Reformer
Sophie Freeman
Sophie Freeman
Production Assistant
2017, PETERLOO, 3rd Assistant Director
Lucy Porter
Lucy Porter
Costume Maker
2017, Peterloo, Costume Maker/Wardrobe Trainee
Siobhan O'Malley
Siobhan O'Malley
Art Dept Assistant
2017, Peterloo, Assistant Prop Maker

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Alternative Company Names

Thin man, Thin Man productions