Graham King

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Graham King
OBE
Born (1961-12-19) 19 December 1961 (age 57)
OccupationFilm producer
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Spouse(s)
Valerie King (m. 1984)

Graham King OBE (born 19 December 1961) is an English film producer.

Career[edit]

He is President and CEO of production companies Initial Entertainment Group and GK Films. He is best known for his Oscar-winning 2006 crime thriller film The Departed, which was awarded the Best Picture Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards, and Bohemian Rhapsody which was nominated for five awards including Best Picture, at the 91st Academy Awards. He has had several major commercial successes as a producer, including The Departed (which grossed $289.8 million worldwide),[1] The Tourist ($278.3 million),[2] and Bohemian Rhapsody which grossed over $903.7 million worldwide on a production budget of about $50 million. It became the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide and the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time,[3] as well as one of 20th Century Fox's top ten highest-grossing films.[4] King is planning to produce a biopic about Michael Jackson.[5][6][7]

Honours[edit]

King was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[8]

Filmography[edit]

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Notes
1997 Changing Habits Executive producer
2000 Ping! Executive producer
Dr. T & the Women Co-producer
Traffic Executive producer
2001 Ali Executive producer
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Executive producer
Desert Saints Executive producer
Gangs of New York Co-executive producer
2004 The Aviator
2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Executive producer
An Unfinished Life Executive producer
2006 The Departed
Blood Diamond
2007 First Born Executive producer
Next
Gardener of Eden Executive producer
2009 The Young Victoria
2010 Edge of Darkness
The Town
London Boulevard
The Tourist
2011 Rango
Hugo
The Rum Diary
In the Land of Blood and Honey
2012 Dark Shadows
Argo Executive producer
2013 World War Z Executive producer
2014 Jersey Boys
2016 The 5th Wave
Allied
2018 Tomb Raider
Delirium
Bohemian Rhapsody
TBA
The Magic Finger
Thanks
Year Film Notes
1996 Mojave Moon Special thanks
1998 Very Bad Things Special thanks

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004 Traffic Executive producer
2011 Camelot Executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Departed". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The Tourist". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  3. ^ Mendelson, Scott (11 November 2018). "'Bohemian Rhapsody' Remains Box Office Queen With Supersonic $285M Cume". Forbes.
  4. ^ Mendelson, Scott (7 January 2019). "Bryan Singer's Golden Globe-Winning 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is The Highest-Grossing Drama Ever". Forbes.
  5. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/11/michael-jackson-movie-bohemian-rhapsody-producer-john-logan-graham-king-1202792922/
  6. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-jackson-movie-works-bohemian-rhapsody-producer-1257309
  7. ^ https://variety.com/2019/film/news/michael-jackson-music-biopic-in-the-works-from-bohemian-rhapsody-producer-1203413480/
  8. ^ "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 24.

External links[edit]