Amanda Eliasch

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Amanda Eliasch
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Amanda Eliasch
Background information
Birth name Amanda Jane Brown
Born Beirut, Lebanon
Origin Great Britain
Occupations Actor, Author, fashion editor, film director, photographer.

Amanda Eliasch (born May 13, 1960 to Anthony Cave Brown and Caroline Brown, née Gilliat, in Beirut, Lebanon) Amanda is a London-based artist, poet, photographer, author, who lives in the historical part of Cheyne Walk, London.[1] She is the fashion editor of Genlux magazine.


Early life[edit]

Amanda Eliasch, left Lebanon six weeks after she was born with her mother. She spent her childhood between The Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire and Eaton Place, London. Eliasch lived with her mother and grandparents. Her mother Caroline, was an opera singer who trained at the Paris Conservatoire and later taught at several schools in the Wiltshire area including the local St Mary's School, Calne. Amanda is the only surviving grand daughter of film director, script writer and producer Sidney Gilliat best known for Green for Danger, Night Train to Munich and the original St Trinian's films. Her father was the writer Anthony Cave Brown The author of Bodyguard of Lies and "Treason In The Blood" also winning "Reporter of the year" in 1958, lived in Lebanon and later wrote his books from his house in Washington.[disambiguation needed] Her great grandfather was George Gilliat Editor of The Evening Standard from 1933-1938.[2]


Amanda was first educated at Stonar School, Melksham where she enjoyed singing in Bath Abbey. Afterwards she studied at Winkfield Place, a Cordon Bleu and Constance Spry School in Windsor. Eliasch also studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic ArtList_of_RADA_alumni in London, and also studied at Academy of Live and Recorded Arts She was also a student at the Moscow Arts Theatre and then studied black and white photography with the photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. Bob Carlos Clarke tribute


  • 2000 "Sundance" A joint show with black and white photographer Cat de Rham. The courtyard, Chelsea, SW3 Together Amanda and Cat explored the female form in different ways.
  • 2001 "Peep" A through the keyhole view of large contact sheets of the female form was shown at the Proud Gallery in London.[4]
  • 2007 Amanda worked with Franca Sozzani the editor of Vogue Italia at L'uomo Vogue.shooting the photographs for the cinema edition of Ang Lee with stylist Rushka Bergman. Amanda also worked at Bambini Vogue taking photographs of children of pop stars.[5]
  • 2011 As I like it,[6][7] a play co written by Amanda Eliasch and playwright Lyall Watson performed by Justine Glenton and Charles Eliasch, London cast . It was performed at the Chelsea Theatre, Kings Road London and at the Macha Theatre in Los Angeles with Lisa Zane, Elizabeth Karr and Charles Eliasch, Los Angeles cast. [8]
  • 2011 Peccadillioes,[9][10] a neon collection of "The 7 Deadly Sins". Leadapron Gallery.Melrose Place, West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Designed by Amanda Eliasch and drawn by Kay Saatchi, the exhibition was then transferred to The Doyle Devere Gallery in Notting Hill Gate, London W11.[11]

At the end of 2012 Eliasch lived in Paris and Los Angeles. Whilst living in Paris she was requested to turn her script, As I like it, into a screenplay. 2008 As a frequent traveller between Paris and Los Angeles she was offered a job as fashion editor at Genlux Magazine.

2013 The organisers of BritWeek approached Amanda Eliasch to create a special evening combining all art forms. A concert with opera, a fashion show and several British Artists work. A visual and performing art show, is an encapsulation of a wider appreciation for all forms of art. With Artists Nigel Daly, Damian Elwes, Duggie Fields, and Yassi Mazandi, opera, Charles Eliasch and Lisa Zane singing Vincenzo Bellini, and a fashion show by the designer Pam Hogg [12]

2013* The Gun The Cake And The Butterfly, is a documentary drama, about the characters of a woman, with poetry and opera, written and directed by Amanda Eliasch.[13] [14]

2013 Liberatum hosted the film The gun the cake and the butterfly during Art Basel in Miami at the Colony Theatre.


2013.[15] Amanda was awarded The Lina Wertmuller prize,which Lina set up as a tribute, for her late husband, the Italian theatrical and film designer, Enrico Job. The award was for Best Art Film at the Ischia Global Film Festival

2013.[16] The Prize for best Art Film/Documentary drama at the The New York City International Film Festival

2013. The Gun The Cake And The Butterfly was selected for the New Media Film Festival and LA Femme festival

2013.[17] Best edit award at Indie Festival

2013. Most exceptional art documentary, for The gun the cake and the butterfly at La Jolla film festival

2013.[18] Eliasch was nominated for The best films made by a woman at Burbank Film Festival

2013.[19] Eliasch won Best Jury Documentary Film Editing Award and Best Audience Documentary Award at Bel Air Film Festival for the film The gun the cake and the butterfly


2000 'Venus' masterpieces of erotic photography by Michelle Olley for Carlton books. Eliasch's soulful images of the female form were included, along with 150 photographers including Nick Knight and Bob Carlos Clarke

2003.[20] British Artists At Work,photographs by Amanda Eliasch and text by Gemma de Cruz .a book of 46 British Artists, including artists Tracey Emin Mat Collishaw and Marc Quinn with photographs set alongside personal anecdotes of Eliasch's experiences on each shoot. Commissioned by Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue Editor, published by Assouline.

2007.[21]Eliasch was one of the Photographers for the book Made by Indians with artists Subodh Gupta and Jitish Kallat commissioned by the Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris.

2009.[22] Cloak And Dagger Butterfly, a book of poetry with photography written and photographed by Eliasch published by Chipmunka Publishing.he launch of Cloak and Dagger Butterfly was held in Paris at her house which was once the studio of Tamara de Lempicka. [23] The Los Angeles Launch of Cloak and Dagger Butterfly, was highlighted with the Burlesque Dancer Dita Von Teese performing her display in a giant champagne glass in a house in Beverly Hills designed by the architect Harold Levitt.[24] 2011 "Sins of a Butterfly". A second book of poetry which was self-published.

Personal life[edit]

Amanda was married to Johan Eliasch,CEO Head N.V.for 19 years, from 1988 to 2007. They have two sons named Charles, an opera singer, and Jack an athlete. 2007-2012 Amanda moved to Paris and lived in the artist studio of Tamara de Lempicka, for five years, situated in Montparnasse by the architect,Robert Mallet-Stevens in the 1920s.[25] Eliasch now divides her time between Chelsea in London and the Hollywood Hills, in Los Angeles.[26] In her spare time she is a philanthropist supporting the British Film Institute and The Elephant Family which saves the migration paths of wildlife in India, started by the late Mark Shand. At one auction she supported the charity by buying the White Elephant by Marc Quinn[27] Eliasch has collected numerous works British artworks including pieces by artists Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw,Sir Peter Blake and Polly Morgan. [28]


  1. ^ "The golden touch: inside Amanda Eliasch's party pad", Sunday Times, 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ Sidney Gilliat history, The culture vultures.
  3. ^ "How we met", Anna Melville, Independent, 21/2/1999
  4. ^ Nick Curtis, Evening Standard, 31/10/2001, A peep into Amanda life
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  6. ^ "'As I Like It Plays Macha Theatre'". 11 October 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "'As I Like It' Review- Before Kim Kardasian or Paris Hilton There Was Amanda Eliasch'". 16 June 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Broadway World said this..................
  9. ^ [http://[1] "'Amanda Eliasch 'Peccadilloes' Exhibition At Leadapron Gallery, Los Angeles' ;"]. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Peccadilloes by Amanda Eliasch at the Doyle Devere Gallery, 30th September 2011". Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Huffington Post coverage here
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  13. ^ "'An Artist Reveals Her Many Inner Lives in 'The Gun, The Cake And The Butterfly". 
  14. ^ Sunday Times Review of The Gun, The Cake And The Butterfly
  15. ^ [[2] "Amanda Eliasch was honored with 'The Most Imaginative Documentary Film Award'"]. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  16. ^ [[3] "'The Gun The Cake And The Buttefly directed and written by Amanda Eliasch won The Most imaginative documentary award at NYCIFF' ;"]. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  17. ^ [[4] "'Indie Winners: October 2013' ;"]. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "'2013 Nominees at Burbank Film Festival' ;". 19 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "'2013 Sixth Annual Bel-Air Film Festival Announces Winners'" (Press release). 19 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  20. ^ 'British Artists at Work'. ASIN 2843235057. 
  21. ^ 'Made By Indians'. 15 November 2007. ISBN 9782911596377. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  22. ^ 'Cloak And Dagger Butterfly' ;. 10 October 2008. ASIN 0956043607. 
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  28. ^ 16. Three Way Mirror 21 February 1999, Anna Melville, The Independent, "How we met, Amanda Eliasch and Belinda Carlisle". [5]

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