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|18 JUNE 2013
PRODUCER BARBARA BROCCOLI'S BIRTHDAY
|Birthday for Barbara Broccoli, daughter of Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and Dana Broccoli, and current executive James Bond film producer.
With this special page, FSWL would like to congratulate Barbara (and the rest of the EON team) on the hugely popular Skyfall, and to celebrate her on her birthday.
"Dear Barbara, happy birthday and keep up the great work. Lots of love."
Barbara Broccoli is a graduate of Loyola University in Los Angeles where she majored in motion picture and television communications, Barbara Broccoli has worked in the production and casting departments at Eon Productions for over 30 years.
Together with her half brother, Michael G. Wilson, she has produced the last seven films in the James Bond series with the last three starring Daniel Craig in the role as Ian Fleming's secret agent 007.
About Barbara Broccoli:
Starting her career as an assistant director on Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985), Barbara worked her way up to become associate producer on The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).
Together with Michael, Barbara have produced GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and the latest film, SkyFall (2012).
Through her own independent production company, Astoria Productions, Barbara produced Crime of the Century (1996) for HBO, starring Stephen Rea and Isabella Rossellini and directed by Mark Rydell from a screenplay by William Nicholson based on a book by Ludovic Kennedy. The television film, about the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards – Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor – in the category covering Motion Pictures or Mini-Series made for Television.
Barbara is Chair of First Light, UK Film Council’s filmmaking initiative for young people.
In 2003, together with Dana, Michael and Barbara produced the award winning stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which opened to rave reviews in London and later in New York.
Together with MGW, Barbara has produced a number of other stage productions including “La Cava” (2000) and A Steady Rain (2009) (the latter starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman). More recently, Broccoli and Wilson adapted “Chariots of Fire” which opened in London’s West End during the 2012 Olympic summer.
Barbara was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2008 for services to the Film Industry.
She acted as one of the producers behind A Steady Rain, a Broadway play starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, in 2009.
In June 2012, Barbara Broccoli won (along with half-brother Michael G. Wilson) a Tony Award for Best Musical as producer of Once the musical.
Birthdays for other Key Members of the James Bond cast and crew on From Sweden With Love:
>Daniel Craig (March 2)
>David Arnold (January 23)
>George Lazenby (September 5)
>Guy Hamilton (September 16)
>John Glen (May 15)
>Ken Adam (February 5)
>Lewis Gilbert (March 6)
>Martin Campbell (October 24)
>Michael G. Wilson (January 21)
>Neal Purvis (September 9)
>Norman Wanstall (September 30)
>Peter Lamont (November 12)
>Pierce Brosnan (May 16)
>Robert Wade (September 16)
>Roger Moore (October 14)
>Sean Connery (August 25)
>Shirley Bassey (January 8)
>Timothy Dalton (March 21)
>Willy Bogner Jr (January 23)
Signed photo from Barbara Broccoli to FSWL's founder Anders Frejdh.
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