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Paul Webster is a Director, Story and Co-Executive Producer British born on 19 july 1952

Paul Webster

Paul Webster
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 july 1952 (67 years)

Paul Webster (born 19 September 1952) is a British film producer.
He has worked both as an independent, and with several production
companies. He worked with Working Title Films for five years, setting up their Los Angeles office. Between 1995 and 1997 he was Head of Production for Miramax Films. In 1998 he joined Channel 4 to create Film Four. In 2004 he joined Kudos Film and Television, heading their film unit, Kudos Pictures.

Webster was executive producer, along with Robert Redford and Rebecca Yeldham, of the 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles, based on Che Guevara's book The Motorcycle Diaries. Webster was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for the 2007 film Atonement, for which he was also nominated for a BAFTA in the category of "Best British Film" and won a BAFTA for "Best Film". He has previously been
nominated for a BAFTA and a Genie Award for Best Motion Picture for
his work on the 2007 film Eastern Promises. Webster produced the Disneynature documentary on flamingos, The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos, released internationally in 2009.

Best films

Atonement (2007)
(Producer)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
(Director)
Anna Karenina (2012)
(Producer)
Eastern Promises (2007)
(Producer)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
(Executive producer)
Sexy Beast (2001)
(Executive producer)

Usually with

Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(5 films)
Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
(5 films)
Joe Wright
Joe Wright
(5 films)
Debra Hayward
Debra Hayward
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Webster (40 films)

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Director

Pride & Prejudice, 2h7
Directed by Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Paul Webster, Eric Fellner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Simon Woods, Tom Hollander
Rating78% 3.9006853.9006853.9006853.9006853.900685
During the late 18th century, the Bennet family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters—Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia—live in comparative financial independence as gentry on a working farm in rural England. As Longbourn is destined to be inherited by Mr. Bennet's cousin, Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to marry off her five daughters before Mr. Bennet dies.

Scriptwriter

Nora Prentiss, 1h51
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda, Rosemary DeCamp, Wanda Hendrix
Roles Story
Rating71% 3.590543.590543.590543.590543.59054
Dr. Richard Talbot, unhappy with the dull routine of his married life, begins an affair with nightclub singer Nora Prentiss. Feeling unable to ask his wife for a divorce, he fakes his own death by substituting a dead man's body for his own. He and Nora then move from San Francisco to New York, where Nora continues her singing career. Meanwhile, Talbot drinks heavily and becomes increasingly paranoid and reclusive as he learns that his death is under investigation. After a fight with Nora's nightclub boss, Talbot crashes his car and his face is badly scarred. The police, not realizing that the man is Talbot, arrest him for his own murder. Guilty about the suffering he caused his family and feeling he has no future, Talbot convinces Prentiss to keep his secret, allowing him to be convicted and executed.

Producer

Hands of Stone, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Robert De Niro, Ryan Kwanten, John Turturro, Gael García Bernal, Óscar Jaenada, Usher
Roles Executive producer
Rating65% 3.2972153.2972153.2972153.2972153.297215
En 1968, le boxeur panaméen Roberto Durán, surnommé « mains de pierre », débute sa carrière professionnelle, à l'âge de 16 ans. Il ne se retira qu'en 2002... alors âgé de 50 ans !
Pan
Pan (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie
Roles Producer
Rating58% 2.90162.90162.90162.90162.9016
Peter (Levi Miller) is a young boy who is left as a baby on the steps of an orphanage in London by his mother Mary (Amanda Seyfried), an establishment under the care of Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke). Several years later, during World War II,The Cold War, upon learning that she is hoarding food for herself, Peter and his best friend Nibs try to steal it to distribute amongst themselves and the other orphans but they get caught. In the process, Peter finds a letter written by his mother, declaring her love and assuring Peter they will meet again "in this world or another".
Locke
Locke (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.548793.548793.548793.548793.54879
The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.
Hummingbird, 1h40
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Aviation films, Erotic thriller films, Robot films
Actors Jason Statham, Vicky McClure, Dai Bradley, Christian Brassington, Benedict Wong, Agata Buzek
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.0986053.0986053.0986053.0986053.098605
Joseph Smith (Jason Statham) is an ex-Special Forces veteran who went AWOL from his unit in Afghanistan, and now lives as a homeless drunk in London. One night while fleeing thugs who were shaking down the homeless, he breaks into an apartment and discovers the owner, a photographer named Damon, will be in New York for several months until the first of October. He begins to assume the life of the owner, driving his car and living in the apartment, calling himself Joey Jones, and spends his time looking for his homeless friend Isabel (Victoria Bewick), from whom he was separated in the streets. He finds Damon's new debit card in the apartment mail, and begins a regimen of self-improvement. Meanwhile Isabel has been coerced into becoming a prostitute by the same thug that hassled her and Joey.
Anna Karenina, 2h10
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.3007153.3007153.3007153.3007153.300715
In 1874 Imperial Russia, Prince Stephan "Stiva" Oblonsky's wife, Princess Daria "Dolly", surprises him cheating with their governess and banishes him from home. Stiva's sister, Anna Karenina, is a well off and liked socialite, living St. Petersburg with her elder husband, Count Alexei Karenin and their son, Seryozha travels to Moscow to persuade Dolly to forgive her unfaithful Stiva.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, 1h51
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling, Tom Mison
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.398223.398223.398223.398223.39822
Fisheries expert Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) receives an email from financial adviser Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt), seeking advice on a project to bring salmon fishing to the Yemen—a project being bankrolled by a wealthy Yemeni sheikh. Alfred dismisses the project as "fundamentally unfeasible" because Yemen cannot provide the necessary environment for salmon. Meanwhile, the British Prime Minister's press secretary Patricia Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas) suggests the salmon fishing story to the Prime Minister's office as a positive story to help improve relations between Britain and the Islamic world.
Brighton Rock, 1h35
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Sean Harris
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.852132.852132.852132.852132.85213
In 1964, Pinkie Brown, the sociopathic enforcer of a Brighton gang, murders Fred Hale, who has himself killed the gang leader, Kite. Brown befriends Rose, a young waitress who witnessed the gang's activity, to keep an eye on her. She falls in love with him. To prevent her from being compelled to give evidence against him, he marries her. Ida, Rose's employer and a friend of Hale's, takes it upon herself to save the girl from the monster she has married.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, 1h32
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, Lee Pace, Mark Strong, Tom Payne
Roles Executive Producer
Rating70% 3.548323.548323.548323.548323.54832
Set in London just prior to World War II, the film is about a middle-aged, strait-laced vicar's daughter and governess Guinevere Pettigrew, who has been fired from her fourth job. When employment agency head Miss Holt insists that she will not help her, the destitute Miss Pettigrew leaves the office with an assignment intended for a colleague, unaware that flamboyant American singer-actress Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams) wants a social secretary rather than a nanny.
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Films about birds, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Zabou Breitman, Karoline Herfurth
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6406553.6406553.6406553.6406553.640655
The film documents the lives of lesser flamingos on the isolated shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, revealing the breeding and parenting habits of the species. After mating, the flamingos breed chicks that grow up, always on the move trying to enjoy their lives. Along their journeys, they encounter vicious marabou storks who kill many unborn and newly born chicks and a villainous spotted hyena who takes no pity on the elderly flamingos.
Eastern Promises, 1h40
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent Cassel, Jerzy Skolimowski, Sinéad Cusack
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.7988153.7988153.7988153.7988153.798815
Anna Ivanovna, a British-Russian midwife at a London hospital, finds a Russian-language diary on the body of Tatiana, a 14-year-old girl who dies in childbirth. She also finds a card for the Trans-Siberian Restaurant, which is owned by Semyon, an old vor in the Russian Mafia. Anna thus sets out to track down the girl's family so that she can find a home for the baby girl, having meetings with Semyon, whom she initially regards as friendly. Anna's mother Helen does not discourage her, but Anna's Ukrainian uncle and self-described former KGB officer, Stepan, whom Anna asks for help with the translation of the diary, urges caution. Through translation of the diary, Anna comes to learn that Semyon and his ignorant therefore unstable son Kirill had abused the girl, addicted her to heroin, forced her into prostitution, and raped her. Ultimately, Anna realizes that the baby was fathered by Semyon (in several scenes it is made clear that Kirill is impotent and never had sex with Tatiana).
Atonement
Atonement (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple
Roles Producer
Rating77% 3.899043.899043.899043.899043.89904
In 1935, Briony Tallis is a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy English family and has just finished writing a play. Briony attempts to stage the play with her three visiting cousins, twin boys and their teenage sister, Lola; however, they get bored and decide to go swimming. Briony stays behind and witnesses a significant moment of sexual tension between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, a servant's son (a man that Briony has a childish infatuation with). Robbie returns home and writes several drafts of letters to Cecilia, including one that is explicitly sexual and erotically charged (specifically, it uses the word “massive pudenda”). Initially written for the sake of humour, he does not intend to send it and sets it aside. On his way to join the Tallis family for dinner, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, only to later realise that he has mistakenly given her the prurient draft. Briony secretly reads the letter and is simultaneously disgusted and jealous. She tells Lola of its contents and they call Robbie a “sex maniac” while debating whether to turn him into the police. That afternoon, Lola and her younger brothers meet a friend of the Tallis family, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer named Paul Marshall. Though he is much older than her, he excites Lola by flirting with her and treating her like an adult.
Pride & Prejudice, 2h7
Directed by Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Paul Webster, Eric Fellner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Simon Woods, Tom Hollander
Roles Producer
Rating78% 3.9006853.9006853.9006853.9006853.900685
During the late 18th century, the Bennet family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters—Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia—live in comparative financial independence as gentry on a working farm in rural England. As Longbourn is destined to be inherited by Mr. Bennet's cousin, Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to marry off her five daughters before Mr. Bennet dies.
The Motorcycle Diaries, 2h6
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin Argentine
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Political films, Road movies
Actors Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean-Pierre Noher, Facundo Espinosa, Mía Maestro
Roles Executive producer
Rating77% 3.8984853.8984853.8984853.8984853.898485
"The Che of The Motorcycle Diaries is more akin to Jack Kerouac or Neal Cassady than Marx or Lenin."— Paul Webster, executive producer