Laurence Dunmore

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Laurence Dunmore is a graphic designer and film director whose first major collaboration was the British production of The Libertine in 2005.[1][2] He is a member of Ridley Scott Associates and has directed advertisements for AT&T, BMW, ING and Turkish Airlines.[3][4]


Dunmore began his career as a graphic designer studying on the now defunct Media and Production Design Degree (and also as Head of the Student Union in 1984) at the London College of Printing (now London College of Communication) under Brian Grimbley and Anthoney Froshaug. He left the course before completion to work with Howard Brown working for clients such as Richard Curtis (through Faber & Faber), Goldcrest Films and the Post Office, prior to joining Pentagram Design, when Brown became a partner in 1987. By 1988 Dunmore had set up Laurence Dunmore Design working for the record industry, designing covers for Enya (Watermark) and The Jeremy Days.

Soon after, Dunmore began to make music videos through a production company, The Oil Factory. Dunmore scaled down his design business to focus his career on film and media, a move which eventually brought him to Ridley Scott Associates in 1997. His design business was a fertile ground for graphic talent with collaborators moving on to form design companies including MetaDesign London and Struktur Design.

Dunmore was interviewed by the BBC in which he was quoted as saying "I'm a British director, I'm meant to make a gangster film as my first movie."[5]


At the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, Dunmore won a Cannes Lion, and in 2006 at the British Independent Film Awards, he was nominated for Best Director of a British Independent Film.[6]


  1. ^ "The Libertine review". Entertainment Weekly. 10 August 2005. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  2. ^ "Right of reply: The Libertine". The Guardian. 23 November 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  3. ^ The Libertine Press Notes Retrieved on 9 August 2007
  4. ^ "Turkish Airlines' brand ambassador, Kobe Bryant's commercial has been completed". Turkish Airlines, Inc. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  5. ^ "BBC Interview". BBC. 15 November 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  6. ^ "Laurence Dunmore Bio". Tribute Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-08.

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