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Georgina Lowe is a British film and television producer, who has produced director Mike Leigh's films since 2009.

A film producer is a person who oversees film production. Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.

A television producer is a person who oversees all aspects of video production on a television program. Some producers take more of an executive role, in that they conceive new programs and pitch them to the television networks, but upon acceptance they focus on business matters, such as budgets and contracts. Other producers are more involved with the day-to-day workings, participating in activities such as screenwriting, set design, casting and directing.

Mike Leigh British writer and director of film and theatre

Mike Leigh is an English writer and director of film and theatre. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before honing his directing skills at East 15 Acting School and further at the Camberwell School of Art, the Central School of Art and Design and London Film School. He began as a theatre director and playwright in the mid-1960s.

Among her TV Producer credits are the BBC miniseries Tipping the Velvet (2002), Fingersmith (2005), the ITV1 series Kingdom (2007–2009) and the new Agatha Christie series Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine for BBC One.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.

<i>Fingersmith</i> (TV serial) 2005 film

Fingersmith is a two-part BBC mini-series that was televised in 2005.

In 1993, she started working with Mike Leigh and his producer Simon Channing Williams, as production manager on Naked , [1] and since then she has been involved in the production of all Leigh's films.

Simon Channing Williams was a British film producer. He was born in Maidenhead. After having worked as a production assistant and producer of TV films and TV series in the 1970s and early 1980s, he and Mike Leigh formed the film production company Thin Man Films in 1988. This company has produced all of Mike Leigh's films since then, among them the double Oscar-winning Topsy-Turvy, the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake and the Palme d'Or-winning Secrets & Lies.

<i>Naked</i> (1993 film) 1993 British film directed by Mike Leigh

Naked is a 1993 British black comedy written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring David Thewlis as Johnny, a loquacious intellectual and conspiracy theorist. The film won several awards, including best director and best actor at Cannes. Naked marked a new career high for Leigh as a director and made the then-unknown Thewlis an internationally recognised star.

She co-produced Topsy-Turvy (1999), All or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004) and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008).

<i>Topsy-Turvy</i> 1999 film by Mike Leigh

Topsy-Turvy is a 1999 British musical drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, starring Allan Corduner as Sir Arthur Sullivan and Jim Broadbent as W. S. Gilbert, along with Timothy Spall and Lesley Manville. The story concerns the 15-month period in 1884 and 1885 leading up to the premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. The film focuses on the creative conflict between playwright and composer, and their decision to continue their partnership, which led to their creation of several more Savoy Operas.

<i>All or Nothing</i> (film) 2001 film by Mike Leigh

All or Nothing is a 2002 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Like much of Leigh's work, the film is set in present-day London, and depicts three working-class families and their everyday lives.

<i>Vera Drake</i> 2004 film by Mike Leigh

Vera Drake is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Daniel Mays and Eddie Marsan. It tells the story of a working-class woman in London in 1950 who performs illegal abortions. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and it was nominated for three Academy Awards and won three BAFTAs.

She produced Mike Leigh's Another Year (2010), A Running Jump (2012) and Mr. Turner (2014).

<i>Another Year</i> (film) 2010 film by Mike Leigh

Another Year is a 2010 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, starring Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, and Ruth Sheen. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. The film was shown at the 54th London Film Festival before its general British release date on 5 November 2010. At the 83rd Academy Awards, Mike Leigh was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

In 2011, Mike Leigh made her his partner in Thin Man Films, the production company he started with Channing Williams in 1988. [2]

Thin Man Films is a British film production company, based in London. It was founded in 1988 by director Mike Leigh and producer Simon Channing Williams to produce Mike Leigh's films. They chose the company name because both founders were the opposite of it.

She has two daughters, Matilda and Sophie, and is married to the actor Sam Graham. Her brother in law is Phillip Schofield.

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  1. IMDb: Georgina Lowe Linked 2013-05-27
  2. Duedil: Thin Man Films Limited Linked 2013-05-27