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Brian Eastman

Highest Rated: 97% Shadowlands (1993)

Lowest Rated: 25% Under Suspicion (1991)

Birthday: Sep 03, 1949

Birthplace: Brighton, England, UK

British producer Brian Eastman burst into television in the '80s as a full-fledged producer. Beginning with 14 episodes of "Father's Day" in 1983 Eastman followed with several episodes of the comedy series "Blott on the Landscape," "Porterhouse Blue," and "Forever Green." Following production of the dramatic miniseries "Traffik," about a British businessman accused of smuggling heroin, Eastman produced the Masterpiece Theatre series "Jeeves and Wooster," earning BAFTA TV nominations for both series. The five-part comedy series "Jeeves and Wooster," based on the work of P.G. Wodehouse, follows the archetypal butler and his hapless employer. Eastman also began producing the crime series "Agatha Christie's Poirot," about the refined and eccentric Belgian detective. producing 42 episodes from 1989 to 2001. The series was Eastman's longest run on television. In 1997 he received another BAFTA TV nomination, for the short-lived drama series "The Fragile Heart," directed by Patrick Lau. One of Eastman's greatest film successes came in 1993 with the romantic biopic "Shadowlands," starring Anthony Hopkins as C.S. Lewis and Debra Winger as Joy Gresham, his friend and wife. Directed by Richard Attenborough, and with a script written by William Nicholson, the film was nominated for two Oscars and won Eastman his first BAFTA for Best British Film. In 1997 Eastman produced Nicholson's directorial debut, "Firelight," a romantic period drama starring Sophie Marceau. Focusing on television in the '00s, Eastman began executive producing the sci-fi series "Tracker" and the gardener detective series "Rosemary & Thyme" from 2003 to 2006.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia Producer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies Producer - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oktober Producer - 1998
50% 83% Firelight Producer $784.4K 1997
No Score Yet 26% The Mill on the Floss Producer - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up on the Roof Producer - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fragile Heart Producer - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dumb Witness Producer - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Murder on the Links Producer - 1995
No Score Yet 59% The Infiltrator Producer - 1995
97% 89% Shadowlands Producer $25M 1993
25% 58% Under Suspicion Producer $158.7K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterious Affair at Styles Producer - 1990
No Score Yet 60% Wilt Producer $74.5K 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot Producer 2013 2010 2000-2001 1995-1996 1989-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary and Thyme Producer 2003-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tracker Executive Producer 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet As If Executive Producer 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom Producer 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Producer 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oktober Producer

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