David Puttnam Biography (1941-)

Full name, David Terence Puttnam; born February 25, 1941, in Southgate, England; son of Leonard Arthur (a photographer) and Marie Beatrix (a homemaker) Puttnam; married Patricia Mary Jones, 1961; children: Sasha, Debbie. Addresses: Office: Enigma Productions, 13/15 Queen's Gate Place Mews, London SW75BG, England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Occupation
film producer
Birth Details
February 25, 1941
Southgate, England

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Producer
  • Melody (also known as S.W.A.L.K.), Levitt-Pickman, 1971.
  • (With Sanford Lieberson) The Pied Piper, Paramount, 1972.
  • (With Lieberson) That'll Be the Day (also see below), EMI, 1974.
  • (With Lieberson; and music producer and arranger with Dave Edmunds) Stardust (sequel to That'll Be the Day), Columbia, 1974.
  • (With Roy Baird) Lisztomania, Warner Brothers, 1975.
  • The Duellists, Paramount, 1977.
  • (With Alan Marshall) Midnight Express, Columbia, 1978.
  • (With Gerald Ayres) Foxes, United Artists, 1980.
  • Chariots of Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
  • Local Hero, Warner Brothers, 1983.
  • The Killing Fields, Warner Brothers, 1984.
  • (With Stuart Craig) Cal, Warner Brothers, 1985.
  • (With Fernando Ghia) The Mission, Warner Brothers, 1986.
  • (With Catherine Wyler) Memphis Belle, Warner Brothers, 1990.
  • Meeting Venus, Warner Brothers, 1991.
  • Credits; Film Producer, With Others; Documentaries
  • Swastika, Black Inc., 1973.
  • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Dimension Pictures, 1974.
  • James Dean, the First American Teenager, Visual Programme Systems(Great Britain), 1975.
  • Also coproducer of Double-Headed Eagle.
  • Credits; Film Executive Producer
  • Mahler, New Line Cinema, 1973.
  • The Last Days of Man on Earth, New World, 1973.
  • Bugsy Malone, Paramount, 1976.
  • Secrets, Samuel Goldwyn, 1982.
  • Kipperbang (also known in England as P'Tang, Yang, Kipperbang), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
  • Experience Preferred but Not Essential, Samuel Goldwyn, 1982.
  • Those Glory Glory Days, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
  • Sharma and Beyond, Cinecom, 1983.
  • Red Monarch, Enigma, 1983.
  • Winter Flight, Cinecom, 1984.
  • Forever Young, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
  • Mr. Love, Warner Brothers, 1985.
  • The Frog Prince, Warner Brothers, 1985.
  • Defence of the Realm, Warner Brothers, 1985.
  • Arthur's Hallowed Ground, Cinecom, 1985.
  • Knights and Emeralds, Warner Brothers, 1986.
  • Credits; Television Executive Producer
  • The Josephine Baker Story (movie), HBO, 1991.
  • Without Warning: The James Baker Story (movie), HBO, 1991.
  • "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence after Arabia," Great Performances (episodic), PBS, 1992.
  • (With Derrik Mercer) Rural England: Our Countryside at the Crossroads, photographs by Derry Brabbs, Macdonald, 1988.
  • Contributor to The Third Age of Broadcasting, edited by Brian Wenham, Faber, 1982. Contributor of articles and reviews to New Statesman & Society.

Further Reference

Books:

  • Kipps, Charles, Out of Focus: Power, Pride, and Prejudice--David Puttnam in Hollywood, Morrow, 1989.
  • Yule, Andrew, Fast Fade: David Puttnam, Columbia Pictures, and the Battle for Hollywood, Delacorte, 1988.
Periodicals
  • American Film, November, 1984, p. 14.
  • Films and Filming, March, 1983, p. 7.
  • Newsweek, May 20, 1985, pg. 84.
  • Observer (London), March 17, 1985, p. 19; August 30, 1987, p. 9.
  • People, November 16, 1987, p. 125.
  • Time, May 1, 1989, p. 62.
  • Vanity Fair, April, 1988, p. 96.
  • Variety, May 18, 1988, p. 7.
  • Wall Street Journal, February 20, 1987, p. 1.

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