Barbara Broccoli

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Barbara Broccoli

Barbara Broccoli - Film Premiere "Spectre" 007 (22547549736).jpg
Broccoli in 2015
Born
Barbara Dana Broccoli

(1960-06-18) June 18, 1960 (age 62)
Nationality
  • United States
  • United Kingdom[1]
Occupation(s)Film producer, stage producer
Years active1977–present
Spouse
(m. 1991, divorced)
Children1
Parents
RelativesMichael G. Wilson (half-brother)
David G. Wilson (half-nephew)

Barbara Dana Broccoli CBE (born June 18, 1960[2]) is a British-American film and stage producer, best known internationally for her work on the James Bond film series. With her half-brother Michael G. Wilson, Broccoli controls the James Bond film franchise.

Early life and education[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). She was raised in London and attended Lady Eden's school in Kensington.[3]

Broccoli graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she studied motion picture and television communications.[3][4]

Career[edit]

In 1995, her father 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 2015.[5]

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours[1] and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to film, drama, philanthropy and skills.[6][7][8]

She and Wilson received the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures in 2013.

In 2014, she was selected as a member of the jury for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[9]

Broccoli became President of the National Youth Theatre[10] after the success of their 60th Anniversary Diamond Gala at Shaftesbury Theatre in 2016.

James Bond series[edit]

Broccoli started working in the Bond series 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).[11]

Her most significant role has been as a producer of the Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan and later Daniel Craig.[12]

Stage productions[edit]

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 longest-running and most financially successful show to have ever played there.[13]

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 $15 million 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.[14]

Chariots of Fire[edit]

In 2012, during the festivities surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Broccoli co-produced Chariots of Fire, the London stage adaptation of the 1981 film of the same title. Broccoli's involvement with Chariots of Fire extended back to 1980, when she introduced her friend Dodi Fayed to the screenplay; he later co-financed the film and became its executive producer.[15] She co-produced the play along with Hugh Hudson, who directed the 1981 Oscar-winning film.[16]

Other stage play productions[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Assistant director[edit]

Associate producer[edit]

Producer[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Association Year Category Work Result Ref.
British Academy Film Awards 2007 Outstanding British Film Casino Royale Nominated [19]
2013 Skyfall Won [20]
2022 No Time to Die Nominated [21]
Producers Guild of America Awards 2013 Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Skyfall Nominated [22]
2014 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures Won [23]
2023 Stanley Kramer Award Till Won [24]
Sports Emmy Awards 2021 Outstanding Long Sports Documentary Rising Phoenix Won [25]
Tony Awards 2012 Best Musical Once Won [26]
2018 The Band's Visit Won [27]

Personal life[edit]

Broccoli married director and film producer Frederick M. Zollo in 1991, and they had one child. They later divorced.[when?][28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Year's Honours 2008: CSV". GOV.UK. March 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "MI6: The Home of James Bond". MI6-HQ.com. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Tatiana Siegel (December 7, 2021). "Why 'Bond' Mogul Barbara Broccoli Has Earned a License to Chill". MSN.
  4. ^ "LMU Film School – Barbara Broccoli – Loglines". SFTV Newsroom. December 5, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  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. ^ "No. 63571". The London Gazette (Supplement). January 1, 2022. p. N8.
  7. ^ "Bond producer Barbara Broccoli made CBE for work in film and drama". Express and Star. December 31, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  8. ^ Ritman, Alex (December 31, 2021). "Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Paul Greengrass Among Names on U.K.'s New Year's Honors List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "Berlinale 2014: International Jury". Berlinale.de (in German). Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  10. ^ Meet The National Youth Theatre Team
  11. ^ Priggé, Steven (2004). Movie moguls speak: interviews with top film producers. McFarland Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-7864-1929-6.
  12. ^ 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'
  13. ^ "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical". Eon productions. Archived from the original on December 8, 2009. Retrieved November 14, 2009.
  14. ^ Gans, Andrew. "'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Launches National Tour in Florida Nov. 18". Playbill, November 18, 2008
  15. ^ Jury, Louise. "Chariots of Fire Will Run in West End... to Honour Dodi Fayed". London Evening Standard, April 19, 2012.
  16. ^ "Chariots of Fire to Head to West End's Gielgud Theatre After Hampstead Premiere". April 18, 2012.
  17. ^ Grater, Tom (December 1, 2020). "Lashana Lynch Wraps UK Indie Feature 'Ear For Eye' Based On Hit Play". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "Alexander Korda Award for the outstanding British Film of the Year in 2007". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  20. ^ "Outstanding British Film in 2013". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  21. ^ "Outstanding British Film in 2022". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  22. ^ Potter, Lisa (January 4, 2013). "Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Skyfall lead 2013 Producers Guild awards". Marie Claire. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  23. ^ "James Bond producers to receive PGA Award". BBC News. October 31, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  24. ^ Reul, Katie (December 19, 2022). "'Till' to Receive Stanley Kramer Award at Producers Guild Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  25. ^ "42nd Sports Winners Press Release" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  26. ^ "2012 Tony Awards – Best Musical". American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  27. ^ "2018 Tony Awards – Best Musical". American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  28. ^ 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.

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