Puttnam at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London's Royal Opera House in February 2007
|Born||David Terence Puttnam|
25 February 1941
Chelsea, London, England
|Occupation||Film producer and Politician|
|Spouse(s)||Patricia Mary Jones (1961-)|
David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam, CBE, FRSA, (born 25 February 1941) is a film producer and politician. Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Chelsea is an area of south-west London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts Manufactures and Commerce ( RSA) is a British multi-disciplinary institution based in London. Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He sits on the Labour benches in the House of Lords. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The House of Lords is the second house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords"
He was educated at Minchenden Grammar School in London and had an early career in advertising (see Collett Dickenson Pearce) and acting as agent for the photographer David Bailey. Broomfield School is a Secondary school in Wilmer Way near the North Circular Road, in Arnos Grove in the London Borough of Enfield. Collett Dickenson Pearce & Partners ( CDP) emerged from the " Swinging London " cultural shifts of the 1960s as Britain's most glamorous and influential David Bailey CBE (born 2 January 1938 in Leytonstone, London) is a celebrated English Photographer.
He turned to film production in the late 1960s. His successes as a producer include Bugsy Malone, Snow Dogs, Midnight Express, The Duellists (Ridley Scott's feature film debut), Chariots of Fire (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Local Hero, Memphis Belle, and The Killing Fields and The Mission with Roland Joffé, mostly in association with Goldcrest. Bugsy Malone is a 1976 Musical film, very loosely based on events in Chicago Illinois in the Prohibition era specifically the Snow Dogs is a 2002 Live-action movie, released in the USA on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney Pictures Midnight Express is a 1978 film, based on Billy Hayes ' book of the same name adapted into screenplay by Oliver Stone. The Duellists is a 1977 film which was Ridley Scott 's first Feature film as a director Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear) is a British Academy Award Nominated and Golden Globe Emmy Award and BAFTA Award winning For the instrumental theme see Chariots of Fire (instrumental. The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to artists working Local Hero is a Scottish Film starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi and Burt Lancaster. Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick, starring Matthew Modine and Eric The Killing Fields is a 1984 British film drama about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. The Mission is a 1986 British film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in Eighteenth century South America Roland Joffé (born November 17, 1945 in London) is a Film director who began his career in Goldcrest Films is a British film production company founded by Jake Eberts in January 1977
He was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Pictures from 1986 to 1988. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company During his time at Columbia he was criticised for what some saw as a condescending attitude toward the Hollywood film industry, and for not sufficiently exploiting the studio's few box office hits. This strategic failure contributed to the sale of the studio to Sony. is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with
He was awarded a CBE in 1983, was knighted in 1995 and was created a life peer in 1997, as Baron Puttnam, of Queensgate in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. In the United Kingdom, life peers are created members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as Hereditary The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ( (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a London borough in the west side of Central London. In 2002 he chaired the joint scrutiny committee on the Communications Bill, which recommended an amendment to prevent ownership of British terrestrial TV stations by companies with a significant share of the newspaper market. This was widely interpreted as being aimed at stopping Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation from buying Five. is gay Bold text' Keith Rupert Murdoch', AC, KCSG (born Melbourne, March 11 1931 usually known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-American News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation When the government opposed the amendment, Puttnam brokered a compromise — the introduction of a "public interest" test to be applied by the new regulator Ofcom, but without explicit restrictions. The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau or as it is more often known Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the Communication Puttnam is currently a trustee of the think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research. A think tank (also called a policy institute) is an organization institute corporation or group that conducts Research and engages in advocacy in areas such The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR is a UK Think-tank with strong ties to the Labour party that claims to produce progressive ideas committed In May 2006 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He was chairman of the National Film and Television School for many years, and taught people such as Nick Park. The National Film and Television School (NFTS was established in 1971 and is based at Beaconsfield Studios in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, 25 miles west Nicholas Wulstan "Nick" Park CBE (b 6 December 1958 is a four-time Academy Award -winning English filmmaker of Stop motion He founded Skillset, which trains young people to become members of the film and television industries. Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative media industries maintain their world class position In 2002 he was elected UK president of Unicef. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946
Lord Puttnam was the first chancellor of the University of Sunderland from 1997 until 13 July 2007. The University of Sunderland is located in Sunderland, North East England. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He was appointed an Honorary Doctor of Education during the School of Education and Lifelong Learning's Academic Awards Ceremonies in his final week as Chancellor and was granted the Freedom of the City of Sunderland upon his retirement. He was appointed as chancellor of the Open University in 2006. Open University is also the name of other institutions See Distance education or the Open Universities category for a list  He was also the Chairman of NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) from 1998 until 2003. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Futurelab. Futurelab was set up in 2002 by the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts ( NESTA) an endowment in the United Kingdom established by an act of Parliament in
In 1982 he received the BAFTA Michael Balcon Award for his outstanding contribution to the British Film Industry. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation Sir Michael Elias Balcon KBE ( 19 May 1896 &ndash 17 October 1977) was an English Film producer, known for his work In February 2006, he was awarded the Orange BAFTA Fellowship of the Academy. Orange is the brand used by France Telecom for its Mobile network operator and Internet service provider subsidiaries He made the occasion notable by delivering a particularly moving homage to his late father who had died before he received his Oscar for Chariots of Fire. . He also congratulated contemporary filmakers (specifically George Clooney) for making films with integrity: the lack of such films being produced had been the reason for his retirement from the film industry in the late 1990s. George Timothy Clooney (born May 6 1961 is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe award-winning American actor director, producer, 
On 12 July 2007, he was given the freedom of the City of Sunderland. Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. History The metropolitan borough was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 by the merger of several districts of County Durham - Washington  He suffers acutely from ME, severely debilitating him on occasions. Chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS) is the most common name given to a poorly understood variably debilitating disorder or disorders of uncertain causation
|Chancellor of the University of Sunderland|
|Chancellor of the Open University|