Danny Boyle. Director.
Chairman: Charles Collier
Despite the recession UK audiences are still flocking to cinemas, with the UK box office taking £1.17 billion last year. And thanks to the popularity of many UK television programmes in America, as well as films like the Harry Potter franchise making household names of many British stars, there has been a British invasion of Hollywood that shows no sign of subsiding. Our list celebrates the most influential and successful people in the industry, the actors, writers, directors, producers and distributors who are inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.
Charles Collier is a lawyer and agent. He is managing director and a founding partner of Tavistock Wood, one of Europe’s leading artist management agencies in the film, theatre, television and publishing industries. Charles was educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge and qualified as a lawyer with the law firm Allen & Overy before focusing his professional practice within the media and entertainment sector.
- Director, actor and producer
- Controller, film and drama at Channel 4 and Film 4
- CEO Ingenious Media
- Actress and writer
- Director and producer
- CEO of the British Film Institute
- Producer and director
- President and managing director Warner Bros Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain