Brief history

Number 9 Films was created in 2003 by award-winning producing partners Elizabeth Karlsen (Little Voice, Ladies in Lavender) and Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game, Mona Lisa, Scandal, Interview with the Vampire) after a long collaboration at both Palace and Scala Productions. The company has established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent production companies forging relationships with a wide range of talent in the UK, across Europe and in the States.

Films produced under the Number 9 banner include Made in Dagenham (Nigel Cole) which is being made into a West End musical, Byzantium (Neil Jordan), Great Expectations (Mike Newell), How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (Robert Weide), Sounds Like Teen Spirit (Jamie J Johnson), Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan), Mrs Harris (Phyllis Nagy), Stoned (Stephen Woolley) and And When Did You Last See Your Father? (Anand Tucker).

Number 9 Films’ most recent productions are Hyena, written and directed by Gerard Johnson, starring Peter Ferdinando, produced with long term Number 9 Films associate Joanna Laurie, which opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival; Carol, written by Phyllis Nagy, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; and Academy Award® winner Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth (as UK co-producer), starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda and Rachel Weisz.

Next year will see the production of The Limehouse Golem, written by Jane Goldman and directed by Juan Carlos Medina, and Their Finest Hour and a Half written by Gaby Chiappe.

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