Tim Bevan

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Tim Bevan
Born Timothy John Bevan
December 1957 (age 59)
Queenstown, New Zealand
Years active 1984 – present
Spouse(s) Joely Richardson (divorced)
Amy Gadney
Children Daisy Bevan
Nell Bevan
Jago Bevan

Timothy John Bevan, CBE (born December 1957) is a British film producer,[1] the co-chairman (with Eric Fellner) of the production company Working Title Films.

Early life[edit]

Bevan was born in Queenstown, New Zealand, in December 1957.[2] Bevan was educated at Sidcot School, a Quaker boarding independent school in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Winscombe in North Somerset, in South West England.

Life and career[edit]

Bevan co-founded Working Title Films in London with Sarah Radclyffe and Graham Bradstreet in the 1980s.[1] (Eric Fellner now partners Tim Bevan at Working Title Films). Among Bevan's more than 40 films as producer or executive producer are Moonlight and Valentino, Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Guru, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Bridget Jones's Diary, Atonement, and Frost/Nixon. To date, the films he has co-produced have grossed a total of almost four billion dollars worldwide ($3,939 Million according to www.boxofficemojo.com) without adjusting for inflation.[citation needed]

Working Title Films signed a deal with Universal Studios in 1999 for a reported US$600 million, which gave Bevan and Fellner the power to commission projects with a budget of up to $35 million without having to consult their paymasters.[citation needed]

Bevan is a co-producer of the West End musical Billy Elliot.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Bevan is divorced from English actress Joely Richardson; the two have a daughter, Daisy, born in 1992. Now married to Amy Gadney, they have a daughter Nell, born 2001, and a son Jago, born 2003.


Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Media 100, 2008: 51. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner". The Guardian. UK. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mountain Films Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ The University of York: Graduation Ceremonies Central Hall, 10, 11 and 12 July 2013

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