Roy Boulter

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Roy Boulter (born 2 July 1964, Liverpool) was the English drummer in the Liverpool-based pop group The Farm. He joined the band in 1997, enjoying success with the number one album, Spartacus, and hits such as "Groovy Train" and "All Together Now". The Farm re-formed (despite never formally splitting up),[1] occasionally touring and playing festivals. In 2011 the band provided the nucleus of The Justice Tonight Band, joined by Mick Jones (The Clash), Pete Wylie (The Mighty Wah!) and Andrew Davitt (Johnny Boy, Paul Weller,[2] Manic Street Preachers, B.A.D.). The band was formed to raise awareness about the injustice surrounding the Hillsborough disaster - Boulter and Farm lead-singer Peter Hooton were both present at the tragedy. The Justice Tonight Band toured the UK and Europe (supporting the Stone Roses[3]) spreading the message about Hillsborough and the twenty-three years of injustice endured by the families and victims of the tragedy.

Boulter has written extensively for television, including Brookside, Hollyoaks, The Bill and for the second - BAFTA-winning[4] - series of Jimmy McGovern's drama The Street (‘Two Families’ starring Lorraine Ashbourne, Gina McKee and a pre-Doctor Who Matt Smith - in his first lead role).[5] Boulter wrote for the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 2011 and 2012 as well as co-writing the Radio 2 pilot Shout To The Top (along with former Sleeper lead vocalist, Louise Wener).[6] Previously, he had written two other radio dramas – Lifestyles Of The Trapped and Cabbaged and Shanghaied and Shipless.[7]

He is a co-director of Hurricaine Films along with business partner Sol Papadopoulos, and the pair produced their feature film Under the Mud, followed by the Terence Davies documentary Of Time and the City (for which the duo received a BAFTA nomination[8]). Hurricane are lined up to produce two further Davies films – announcing Sunset Song (starring Peter Mullan and Agyness Deyn) at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and A Quiet Passion (starring Sex and The City’s Cynthia Nixon) at the Toronto Film Festival,[9] later that year.

Boulter was appointed as Creative Director The Museum Of Liverpool’s Immersive exhibition - ‘Kicking And Screaming’[10] – a film about the City’s passion for football. Hurricane Films went on to win the tenders for two further immersives at the museum - an exploration of the early lives and career of The Beatles, made in collaboration with Apple Corps Ltd and ‘The Power And The Glory?’ an interpretation of how the growth and decline of the British Empire created and then almost destroyed the city of Liverpool.

Boulter is a founder member and director of The Jack Jones Trust[11] – a collaboration set up between film-makers and Trade Unions to produce documentaries.

He supports Liverpool F.C. and was a founder member of The Spirit Of Shankly football supporters union.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Farm reform to tour 'Spartacus'". Music-News.com. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Davitt Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Music - The Farm". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Explore the Awards | BAFTA Awards". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Roy Boulter - IMDb". Uk.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Media Centre - Radio 2 announces new music drama, Shout To The Top". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  7. ^ "GBCC » Boulter, Roy". Thegbcc.info. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  8. ^ "Explore the Awards | BAFTA Awards". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  9. ^ "Toronto 2012: Cynthia Nixon to Play Poet Emily Dickinson (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  10. ^ "National Museums Liverpool Blog - Are you red, or are you blue?". Blog.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  11. ^ "official website of a new initiative that aims to encourage and develop film projects that reflect Jack's values and beliefs". Jack Jones Trust. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 

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