Modern Television

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Modern Television
Industry Media
Founded 2005
Headquarters Cardiff, Wales and London, England
Key people
Griff Rhys Jones

Modern Television is a British production company based in Cardiff and London.[1] It was founded in 2005 by Griff Rhys Jones and Simon Mansfield, who left in 2011.[2] Since 2011 the Managing Director has been Sarah Broughton. Tom Hollander was cast to play Dylan Thomas in the companies first drama production, A Poet in New York[3][4] with Griff Rhys Jones acting as executive producer on the feature-length drama directed by Aisling Walsh [5] Awards: The company won a Fast Growth 50 Award in 2009 and again in 2010.[6] In 2012 it was listed in Televisual magazine as one of the top 100 production companies in the United Kingdom.[7] A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones won 'Best Presenter' at the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2014. A Poet in New York won 'Best Actor' for Tom Hollander at the RTS Awards 2015 as well as 'Best Feature’ and 'Best Special and Visual Effects’ at the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2015. The drama was also nominated for ‘Best Drama’ at the Broadcast Press Guild Awards, BAFTAs, Broadcast Awards, Celtic Media Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards in America in 2015.



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  2. ^ "Televisual Reports and Survey".
  3. ^ "BBC A Poet in New York".
  4. ^ "TV Wise A Poet in New York".
  5. ^ "Wales Online Griff to produce".
  6. ^ "Fast Growth 50: Modern TV".
  7. ^ "Televisual: Top 100".
  8. ^ "BBC Media Centre - Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home".
  9. ^ "BBC Programme Page - National Treasures of Wales".
  10. ^ "Imdb A Poet in New York".
  11. ^ "BBC Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home".
  12. ^ "imdb Charles Dickens".
  13. ^ "Telegraph - The Heart of Thomas Hardy".