Smith, Iain 1949-

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Smith, Iain 1949-


Full name, Iain Alistair Robertson Smith; born January 8, 1949, in Glasgow, Scotland; son of Nathaniel Lawrence Albert and Anne Cameron (maiden name, Urquhart) Smith; married Isabel Buchanan, July 1, 1975; children: three. Education: Graduated from London Film School, 1971. Avocational Interests: Reading, theater, cinema, Scottish painting, walking, philosophy, and travel.


Office—U.K. Film Council, 10 Little Poland St., London W1W 7JG United Kingdom. Manager—Sandra Marsh Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Producer. Cofounder of a production company, which produced television commercials, documentaries, children's feature films, and low budget dramas in the 1970s and 1980s; Applecross Productions, founder, 1987. UK Film Council, board member; Creative Scotland, board member; Film Skills Strategy Committee, chairperson; British Film Advisory Group, deputy chairman; Children's Film and Television Foundation, director; Production Guild of Great Britain, vice president; British Film Commission, deputy chairman; previously served on the boards of the Scottish Film Council, Scottish Film Production Fund, and Scottish Film Training Trust; National Film and Television School, former governor.


Scottish Film Training Trust (founding member), British Screen Advocacy Council and Skillset, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, British Film Institute.

Awards, Honors:

Outstanding Achievement Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards—Scotland, 2005, for outstanding achievement in film.


Film Associate Producer:

Local Hero, Warner Bros., 1983.

The Killing Fields, Warner Bros., 1984.

The Mission, Warner Bros., 1986.

Film Producer:

The Frog Prince (also known as French Lesson), Warner Bros., 1984.

Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother, Palace Pictures, 1989.

Seven Years in Tibet, Sony, 1997.

Alexander (also known as Alexandre), Warner Bros., 2004.

Children of Men, Universal, 2006.

The Fountain, Warner Bros., 2006.

Also worked as producer, My Childhood, BFI.

Film Coproducer:

Hearts of Fire, Lorimar Home Video, 1987.

City of Joy (also known as La cite de la joie), TriStar, 1992.

Mary Reilly, TriStar, 1996.

The Fifth Element (also known as le cinquieme element), Columbia, 1997.

Film Executive Producer:

1492: Conquest of Paradise (also known as 1492, 1492: Christophe Colomb, 1492: La conquete du paradis, and 1492: La conquista del paraiso), Paramount, 1992.

Entrapment (also known as Verlockende Falle), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Spy Game, Universal, 2001.

Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003.

Film Work; Other:

Unit production manager, La mort en direct (also known as Death Watch—Der gerkaufte tod, Death in Full View, Deathwatch, and Der gekaufte tod), Embassy Home Entertainment, 1980.

Location manager, Chariots of Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Line producer: London, Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Film Appearances:

Ambassador Cathcart, Spy Game, 2001.

Himself, Resurrecting "Alexander" (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2005.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Unit manager, Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act, PBS, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "The Mission," Omnibus, BBC, 1986.

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