Eric Fellner

Eric Fellner

Highest Rated: 96% Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Calcium Kid (2004)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1959

Birthplace: England, UK

The partner with Tim Bevan in Working Title Films, Eric Fellner and Bevan have the distinction of having produced or executive produced three consecutive nominees for the Academy Award for best picture -- "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), "Dead Man Walking" (1995), and "Fargo" (1996), and their work with directors working outside the Hollywood system both in the U.S. and their native Britain has made their company a role model in the 90s. Fellner began his career for Zoetrope, a music video production outfit in Britain, and eventually produced videos for Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Rod Stewart, among others. Fellner founded the Initial Pictures company with partner Scott Millaney in 1985, and they produced their first feature film, "Sid and Nancy" about the singer of the Sex Pistols, released in 1986. This was followed by the "B movie" homage, "Straight to Hell" (1987), as well as "Pascali's Island" (1988), starring Ben Kingsley. Fellner and Initial Pictures executive produced "A Kiss Before Dying" and "Year of the Gun" (both 1991) before he split with Millaney and joined Bevan in Working Title. Bevan had already split from his original partner, Sarah Radclyffe, having established himself with such projects as "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1985), and "A World Apart" (1988). Fellner and Bevan plunged the newly-vitalized Working Title into cutting-edge filmmaking, executive producing Tim Robbins' directorial debut, "Bob Roberts" (1992), then producing Vincent Ward's "Map of the Human Heart" (1993). That same year, 1993, they executive produced Mario Van Peebles' "Posse." "Four Weddings and a Funeral," which starred Hugh Grant in a look at love and commitment, followed in 1994, the same year Working Title first associated with the Coen Brothers with Fellner and Bevan and executive producers of "The Hudsucker Proxy." In 1995, they worked again with Van Peebles, and his father, Melvin Van Peebles as well, as executive producers of "Panther," and also produced "French Kiss," a comedy starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, and "Moonlight and Valentino," which while focusing on women and their need for love and relationships, may someday be best recalled as the film debut of Jon Bon Jovi. Also in 1995, Working Title associated anew with Tim Robbins for "Dead Man Walking." In 1996, came The Coen Brothers' "Fargo," on which Fellner and Bevan were executive producers. They again worked with the Coens in 1997 on "The Big Lebowski." Also in 1997, came the slapstick "Bean," "The Strangest Places," and a big-screen version of "The Borrowers," based on the novels for children by Mary Norton about a tiny human family living in the cracks of a house. Working Title had previously produced "The Borrowers" in two TV versions, both seen on TNT. Their other TV work includes the acclaimed miniseries "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" for PBS, and Fellner produced the movie "Frankie's House" for A & E, about journalists in Vietnam (1993).

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Night in Soho Producer - 2021
39% 40% Rebecca Producer - 2020
70% 71% The High Note Producer - 2020
87% 72% EMMA. Producer $9.9M 2020
20% 53% Cats Producer $27.2M 2019
89% 56% The Kid Who Would Be King Producer $16.8M 2019
63% 89% Yesterday Producer $73.2M 2019
34% 27% King of Thieves Producer - 2018
37% 49% Johnny English Strikes Again Producer $4.3M 2018
63% 41% Mary Queen of Scots Producer $16.4M 2018
65% 68% Victoria & Abdul Producer $22.2M 2017
84% 82% Darkest Hour Producer $56.3M 2017
7% 18% The Snowman Producer $6.7M 2017
92% 86% Baby Driver Producer $107.8M 2017
85% 44% Hail, Caesar! Producer $30M 2016
78% 65% Bridget Jones's Baby Producer $24.1M 2016
38% 42% We Are Your Friends Producer $3.6M 2015
67% 72% The Danish Girl Producer $11.1M 2015
61% 59% Legend Producer $1.9M 2015
62% 43% The Program Producer - 2015
72% 68% Everest Producer $43.2M 2015
66% 70% Trash Producer $10.2K 2014
80% 48% The Two Faces of January Producer $506.1K 2014
80% 84% The Theory of Everything Producer $35.9M 2014
43% 31% Closed Circuit Producer $5.7M 2013
89% 71% The World's End Producer $26M 2013
69% 81% About Time Producer $15.3M 2013
51% 38% I Give It a Year Producer $32.5K 2013
88% 88% Rush Producer $26.9M 2013
51% 57% Contraband Producer $66.5M 2012
70% 79% Les Misérables Producer $148.8M 2012
63% 50% Anna Karenina Producer $12.8M 2012
75% 64% Big Miracle Producer $20.1M 2012
70% 62% Paul Producer $37.4M 2011
38% 45% Johnny English Reborn Producer $8.3M 2011
83% 65% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Producer $24.1M 2011
53% 57% Green Zone Producer $35M 2010
75% 55% Nanny McPhee Returns Producer $29M 2010
No Score Yet 67% Hippie Hippie Shake Producer - 2009
57% 56% The Soloist Executive Producer $31.7M 2009
84% 73% State of Play Producer $37M 2009
60% 71% Pirate Radio Producer $8M 2009
89% 68% A Serious Man Executive Producer $9.2M 2009
70% 72% Definitely, Maybe Producer $32M 2008
93% 88% Frost/Nixon Producer $18.6M 2008
41% 61% Wild Child Producer $49.8K 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading Executive Producer $60.3M 2008
31% 62% Smokin' Aces Producer $35.6M 2007
91% 89% Hot Fuzz Producer $23.6M 2007
51% 49% Mr. Bean's Holiday Producer $32.6M 2007
83% 80% Atonement Producer $50.9M 2007
35% 59% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Producer $16.3M 2007
90% 83% United 93 Producer $31.5M 2006
75% 71% Catch a Fire Producer $4.3M 2006
54% 20% Gone Producer - 2006
58% 75% No. 2 Executive Producer - 2006
73% 64% Nanny McPhee Producer $47.1M 2005
86% 89% Pride & Prejudice Producer $38.4M 2005
57% 54% The Interpreter Executive Producer $72.5M 2005
61% 57% Wimbledon Producer $16.8M 2004
92% 93% Shaun of the Dead Executive Producer $13.5M 2004
27% 60% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Producer $40.2M 2004
No Score Yet 88% Mickybo and Me Executive Producer - 2004
0% 54% The Calcium Kid Executive Producer - 2004
19% 36% Thunderbirds Producer $6.8M 2004
73% 80% The Italian Job Executive Producer $106.1M 2003
64% 65% The Shape of Things Executive Producer $732.2K 2003
33% 50% Johnny English Producer $28M 2003
55% 53% Ned Kelly Executive Producer $74.9K 2003
No Score Yet 83% Gettin' Square Executive Producer - 2003
64% 72% Love Actually Producer $59.4M 2003
53% 54% Ali G Indahouse Producer - 2002
39% 43% 40 Days and 40 Nights Producer $37.9M 2002
57% 40% The Guru Producer $3M 2002
67% 38% My Little Eye Executive Producer - 2002
93% 55% About a Boy Producer $40.6M 2002
28% 50% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Producer $25.5M 2001
80% 81% Bridget Jones's Diary Producer $71.5M 2001
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Executive Producer $7.5M 2001
35% 58% The Man Who Cried Executive Producer $739.6K 2000
77% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Executive Producer $45.5M 2000
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Producer $471.4K 1999
83% 79% Notting Hill Executive Producer $116.1M 1999
82% 86% Elizabeth Producer $30.1M 1998
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Producer $163.8K 1998
83% 93% The Big Lebowski Executive Producer $17.4M 1998
No Score Yet 48% What Rats Won't Do Producer - 1998
73% 49% The Borrowers Producer $22.4M 1997
50% 70% The Matchmaker Producer $3.4M 1997
44% 53% Bean Producer $45.3M 1997
94% 93% Fargo Executive Producer $24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 28% Loch Ness Producer - 1996
48% 75% French Kiss Producer $36.4M 1995
15% 51% Moonlight and Valentino Producer $2.1M 1995
95% 86% Dead Man Walking Executive Producer $37.1M 1995
96% 74% Four Weddings and a Funeral Executive Producer $49.3M 1994
59% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Executive Producer $2.1M 1994
26% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Executive Producer $3.3M 1993
43% 80% Wild West Producer $23.8K 1992
45% 47% Liebestraum Producer $101.6K 1991
85% 72% Hidden Agenda Producer $69.2K 1990
88% 76% Sid & Nancy Producer $2.7M 1986

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80% 80% Hanna Executive Producer 2019-2020
59% No Score Yet The Luminaries Executive Producer 2020
100% 71% Tales of the City Executive Producer 2019
82% No Score Yet The Case Against Adnan Syed Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
83% 88% You, Me and the Apocalypse Executive Producer 2015
74% 80% About a Boy Executive Producer 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Bites Executive Producer 2011

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