Canning in Toronto, 2016
23 July 1979 |
Iain Canning (born 23 July 1979) is an English film producer best known for producing The King's Speech (2010), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Picture, and the BAFTA awards for Best Film and Best British Film. He co-founded See-Saw Films with producing partner Emile Sherman in 2008. Their offices are split between Great Britain and Australia.
Life and career
Prior to founding See-Saw, Canning executive-produced the award-winning films Hunger and Control. Hunger, Steve McQueen's debut feature that recreated the final weeks of Irish Republican Bobby Sands, won the Caméra d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award. Control, the story of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, also earned a Special Mention Caméra d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and won a BAFTA Carl Foreman Award the same year. Since founding See-Saw in 2008, Canning has produced Tom Hooper's Academy Award winning The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter and Jim Loach's Oranges and Sunshine starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.
Shame, starring Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender, and directed by British filmmaker/artist Steve McQueen completed principal photography in March 2011 and will be released in the UK by Momentum on 13 January 2012, it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for US release, in late 2011. Shame premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where Fassbender also picked up the Best Actor Prize. Shame was in official competition at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival and London Film Festival.
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