Barbara Broccoli

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Barbara Broccoli

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Barbara Broccoli with Daniel Craig at the premiere of Spectre
Barbara Dana Broccoli

(1960-06-18) June 18, 1960 (age 61)[1]
NationalityAmerican, British[2]
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Frederick Zollo (divorced)
Parent(s)Albert R. Broccoli
Dana Natol
RelativesMichael G. Wilson (half-brother)

Barbara Dana Broccoli OBE (born June 18, 1960) is an American-British film producer known for her work on the James Bond film series.

Personal life[edit]

Broccoli was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of the James Bond producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and actress Dana Wilson Broccoli (born Dana Natol). In 1995, Cubby Broccoli handed over control of Eon Productions, the production company responsible for the James Bond series of films, to Barbara and her half-brother Michael G. Wilson; they continue to run the company as of 2021.[3] Barbara became President of the National Youth Theatre[4] after the success of their 60th Anniversary Diamond Gala at Shaftesbury Theatre in 2016.

Broccoli married and divorced director and film producer Frederick M. Zollo.[when?][5] She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2008 New Year Honours. In 2014, she was selected as a member of the jury for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[6]

Broccoli attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she studied motion picture and television communications.[7]


James Bond franchise[edit]

Broccoli started in the Bond franchise at the age of 17, working in the publicity department of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Several years later, she served as an assistant director on Octopussy (1983). Soon afterward, she progressed to become an associate producer of the film The Living Daylights (1987).[8]

However, her most significant role has been as a producer of the Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan and later Daniel Craig.[9]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang[edit]

Following her father's death in 1996, Broccoli worked with London theatre producer Michael Rose, to create the stage musical version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang based on the 1968 musical film starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. Broccoli rehired the original songwriters from the film to write the new material for the stage version. The Sherman Brothers wrote five new songs for the show which debuted on April 16, 2002. The show ran at the London Palladium and was the most financially successful show to have ever played there, breaking numerous other impressive records.[citation needed]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang later transferred to Broadway, but was considered a failure, receiving poor reviews and playing just 319 performances, closing with the loss of a large proportion of the initial $15m investment. The musical has toured extensively in the UK and in Asia, with a revised version of the show touring the United States in 2008.[citation needed]

Chariots of Fire (2012 stage play)[edit]

Broccoli co-produced Chariots of Fire, the stage adaptation of the film of the same title. Broccoli's involvement with Chariots of Fire extends back to 1980, when she introduced her friend Dodi Fayed to the screenplay. He later co-financed the film and became its executive producer.[10] She co-produced the play along with Hugh Hudson, who directed the 1981 Oscar-winning film.[citation needed]

Other stage play productions[edit]


Assistant director[edit]

Associate producer[edit]



  1. ^ "MI6: The Home of James Bond". Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "New Year's Honours 2008: CSV". GOV.UK. March 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Barnes, Brooks (November 6, 2015). "A Family Team Looks for James Bond's Next Assignment". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  4. ^ National Youth Theatre[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Barnes, Brooks (November 6, 2015). "A Family Team Looks for James Bond's Next Assignment". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Berlinale 2014: International Jury". (in German). Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  7. ^ "LMU Film School - Barbara Broccoli - Loglines". SFTV Newsroom. December 5, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Priggé, Steven (2004). Movie moguls speak: interviews with top film producers. McFarland Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 9780786419296.
  9. ^ Masters, Tim (October 24, 2012). "Skyfall premiere is biggest and best – Daniel Craig". BBC. Barbara Broccoli, who co-produces the Bond films with Michael G. Wilson, said Skyfall was 'classic Bond but with a contemporary feel'
  10. ^ Jury, Louise. "Chariots of Fire Will Run in West End... to Honour Dodi Fayed". London Evening Standard, April 19, 2012.
  11. ^ Grater, Tom (December 1, 2020). "Lashana Lynch Wraps UK Indie Feature 'Ear For Eye' Based On Hit Play". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  12. ^ Grobar, Matt (August 9, 2021). "Chinonye Chukwu's Emmett Till Movie Finds Its Young Lead In Jalyn Hall". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 9, 2021. Retrieved September 11, 2021.

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