Peter Bennett-Jones

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Peter Bennett-Jones CBE is a British TV producer and agent. He is perhaps best known as the former owner of TV production company Tiger Aspect where he was the executive producer of a number of British shows including Vicar of Dibley and Mr. Bean. He has also represented actors such as Rowan Atkinson, Lenny Henry, Barry Humphries, Armando Iannucci and Eddie Izzard through his company PBJ Management.[1] He is Chairman of Burning Bright Prods and Douglas Road Prods.[citation needed]

Bennett-Jones was educated at Winchester College,[2] then read law at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge Footlights and President of the university amateur dramatic club.[citation needed] After graduation, he toured America with Shakespeare productions and set up a theatre group Pola Jones with Andre Ptaszynski. He moved into film and TV, forming Talkback Productions and then setting up his own company, Tiger Television.[1]

He was awarded the BAFTA Special Award and the RTS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 for his contribution to television, as well as his work as long-term Chairman of Comic Relief and Sport Relief.[3] He is a Board member of the Royal National Theatre, chairing its production Board, a Trustee of the Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman, a Governor of Rugby School and Chairman of Save the Children UK.[citation needed] He has served previously on the Boards of the Oxford Playhouse, RADA and the Millennium Promise UK.[citation needed] His brother Owen Bennett-Jones is a journalist who works for the BBC World Service.[citation needed]

Bennett-Jones was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to the entertainment industry and to charity, particularly through Comic Relief.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Plunkett, John (19 May 2011). "Peter Bennett-Jones to get Bafta's special award". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Peter Bennett-Jones". Debrett's. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  3. ^ BAFTA citation
  4. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 8. 

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