The Team

THE TEAM

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Narrator

Gillian Anderson gained worldwide recognition in “The X-Files,”garnering awards and critical praise over the show’s nine-year run.  Other notable credits include The House of Mirth, BBC's Great Expectations, The Last King of Scotland, and the acclaimedminiseries Bleak House.  Her most recent stage role in " A Streetcar Named Desire" won her An Evening Standard Theatre Award for her performance  as Blanche Du Bois. Her most recent film roles include: "Robot Overlords" opposite Sir Ben Kingsley, and SandraNettelbeck’s "Mr Morgan’s Last Love" opposite Michael Caine.  Recent TV credits include  NBC's "Hannibal"and the BBC2 series 'The Fall'.

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Kate Spankie

Editor

Kate’s one of Britain’s best editors – her feature documentary work has been shown at festivals around the world, her television workhas won two Emmys and three British Academy Awards, and been nominated for many more. Her subjects have been wide-ranging, including royalty ‘Our Queen’, Russia’s oligarchs ‘Russian Godfathers’ BBC, some badly behaved school children  ‘EducatingYorkshire’ C4, and Julian Assange ‘WikiLeaks: Secrets & Lies’ SXSW.

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Justin Nicholls

Composer

Justin - composer. As a songwriter, Justin’s work has been featured in such movies as Chris Nolan’s ‘Memento’ and American network series’ such as ‘Roadrules’ and ‘Making the Band’. He has also scored some of the most notable and award-winning UK TV series over the past ten years -  recently ‘One Born Every Minute’ (BAFTA winner 2010), ‘The Force’ (BAFTA winner 2011) and ‘The National Trust’ (BAFTA winner 2003). Much of his work is long-running and airs to a worldwide audience.

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John Sayers

Director Of Photography

Jon Sayers – DOP. Jon has worked on award winning features,feature documentary and television films in both Britain and America.His work has taken him round the globe, and included cutting edge science, British royalty and Julian Assange. He has worked with both Stephanie and Patrick for over two decades, and together they have created some of the most memorable and ground breakingdocumentary filming enjoyed on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Mark Bentley

Executive Producer

Mark Bentley is one of the founders of Oxford Film and Television, and an established film producer of US and UK movies. He was Executive Producer on ‘Restless Natives’ for EMI and subsequently worked on ‘Promised Land’ (Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan), ‘Sisters’ (Jennifer Connelly) and ‘Crooked Hearts’ for MGM. Next he co - produced Oxford Films' Oscar-winning feature ‘Restoration’ ( Robert Downey, Meg Ryan, Sam Neill and Hugh Grant) for Miramax, and most recently the multi-award winning festival favourite ‘The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister’ for BBC films. Mark was a producer on the feature
documentaries,  ‘Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies’, and ’10 Billion’ bringing his considerable feature film experience to each project .

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Stephanie Collins

Producer

Stephanie Collins is one of the UK's most experienced documentary Producers, producing and exec producing critically acclaimed observational and presenter led series. Tackling wide and varied subjects she is equally at home exploring the British Aristocracy as she is prisons, police and even Haitian politics. She has collaborated with Patrick Forbes on the majority of his films. This partnership was forged at Oxford Films in the late 90's and has continued right up to 'The Widowmaker', and includes several of the most critically acclaimed UK documentaries of recent years, notably the Bafta and Grierson award winning series 'The Force' and 'The National Trust'.

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Patrick Forbes

Director

Patrick Forbes is one of the UK’s top documentary directors. His film ‘Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies’ premiered at SXSW 2012 and then went round the world to critical acclaim. Prior to that he made  a series of award winning films chronicling the rights and wrongs of the British establishment, the power of Russian oligarchs, and Haiti’s slow rebirth after the tragic earthquake of 2010. Patrick’s most recent films include  ‘The Force’ which won the Grierson award for best documentary series, and Bafta for best director (factual). He has a particular commitment to quality of image, and depth of analysis.

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