Kenworthy, Duncan 1949–

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KENWORTHY, Duncan 1949


Full name, Duncan H. Kenworthy; born 1949, in England. Education: Christ's College, Cambridge, degree (with first class honors), 1971; also attended University of Pennsylvania.

Addresses: Contact c/o British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 195 Piccadilly, London W1V 0LN, England.

Career: Producer and executive. Children's Television Workshop, New York City, worked for the Sesame Street series, in the 1970s; Creature Shop, London, head of the shop, 197990, including work on the film Dreamchild, 1985; Jim Henson Productions, senior vice president of production, 198895; Toledo Pictures, founder, 1995; DNA Films, cofounder and producer, beginning 1997.

Member: British Academy of Film and Television Arts (chair).

Awards, Honors: Thouron scholar at University of Pennsylvania; International Emmy Award, outstanding children's programming, 1983, for Fraggle Rock; Film Award nomination, best special visual effects (with others), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1987, for Dreamchild; Emmy Award nomination, best children's program (with Jim Henson), 1988, for "The Luckchild," Jim Henson's The Storyteller; Television Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1989, and International Emmy Award, outstanding children and young people's programming, 1990, both for Living with Dinosaurs; Television Award, best children's fiction program, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992, for Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths; Australian Film Institute Award, best foreign film, 1994, and Cesar Award, Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, London Film Critics Circle Award, British producer of the year, Film Award, best film (with Mike Newell), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Globe Award nomination, and Academy Award nomination, best picture, all 1995, all for Four Weddings and a Funeral; Emmy Award, outstanding miniseries, 1996, four other Emmy awards, four Royal Television Society awards, and Television Award nomination, best drama special, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (with Robert Halmi, Sr., and Brian Henson), 1997, all for Gulliver's Travels; several film festival awards, 1997, for Lawn Dogs; decorated officer, Order of the British Empire, 1998; European Film Award nomination, 1999, and nomination for Alexander Korda Award (with Roger Michell), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2000, both for Notting Hill.


Film Producer:

Associate producer, The Dark Crystal, ITC, 1982.

(With Mike Newell) Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gramercy, 1994.

Lawn Dogs, Strand Releasing, 1997.

Notting Hill, MCA/Universal, 1999.

The Parole Officer, MCA/Universal, 2001.

Love Actually, Universal, 2003.

Film Executive Producer:

(With Andrew Macdonald) Strictly Sinatra, USA Films, 2001.

Heartlands, Miramax, 2002.

Television Work; Movies:

Producer, Monster Maker, 1989.

Producer, Living with Dinosaurs, Channel 4 (England), 1989.

Executive producer (with Andrew Macdonald), The Final Curtain, Starz!, 2003.

Television Producer; Miniseries:

Jim Henson's The Storyteller (also known as The Storyteller ; includes the episode "The Luckchild"), 1987.

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths (also known as The Storyteller: Greek Myths ), 1990.

(With Robert Halmi, Sr., and Brian Henson) Gulliver's Travels, NBC, 1996.

Television Work; Series:

Cocreator and producer, Fraggle Rock (also known as Fraggle Rock with Jim Henson's Muppets and Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock ), HBO, 1983.

Coproducer, The Jim Henson Hour, NBC, 1989.

Producer, Iftah ya Simsim (Arabic version of Sesame Street ), [Kuwait], 1997.

Television Producer; Specials:

Daedalus & Icarus, HBO, 1997.

Orpheus & Eurydice, HBO, 1997.

Perseus & the Gorgon, HBO, 1997.

The Three Ravens, HBO, 1997.

Theseus & the Minotaur, HBO, 1997.


The above were previously unaired segments of the miniseries Jim Henson's The Storyteller.



Contributor to the nonfiction book A Bigger Picture, Film Policy Review Group, 1998.

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