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David Puttnam

David Puttnam was born on February 25, 1941 in London, England as David Terence Puttnam. He is a producer, known for Midnight Express (1978), The Killing Fields (1984) and Chariots of Fire (1981). He has been married to Patricia Mary Jones since 1961. They have two children. See full bio »

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Midnight Express
Midnight Express Producer
The Killing Fields
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire Producer
The Mission
The Mission Producer


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 2015 I am Chut Wutty (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 We Are the People We've Been Waiting For (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 My Life So Far (producer)
 1995 The Confessional (producer)
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 War of the Buttons (producer)
 1994 Being Human (producer)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992) ... (producer)
 1991 Meeting Venus (producer)
 1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie) (executive producer: Angelica Television Ltd.)
 1990 Memphis Belle (producer)
 1986 Knights & Emeralds (executive producer)
 1986 The Mission (producer)
 1986 Defense of the Realm (executive producer)
 1985 The Frog Prince (executive producer)
 1985 Mr. Love (executive producer)
 1984 Winter Flight (executive producer)
 1984 The Killing Fields (producer)
 1984 Arthur's Hallowed Ground (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Cal (producer)
 1984 Sharma and Beyond (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Those Glory Glory Days (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Red Monarch (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Secrets (executive producer)
 1983 Local Hero (producer)
 1983 Forever Young (executive producer)
 1982 Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (executive producer)
 1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Chariots of Fire (producer)
 1980 Foxes (producer)
 1978 Midnight Express (producer)
 1977 The Duellists (producer)
 1976 The Memory of Justice (Documentary) (producer)
 1976 Bugsy Malone (executive producer)
 1975 Lisztomania (producer)
 1975 James Dean: The First American Teenager (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (producer)
 1974 Stardust (producer)
 1974 Mahler (executive producer)
 1974 Swastika (Documentary) (producer)
 1974 Radio Wonderful (Documentary short) (producer)
 1973 The Last Days of Man on Earth (executive producer)
 1973 That'll Be the Day (producer)
 1972 Glastonbury Fayre (Documentary) (producer)
 1972 The Pied Piper (producer)
 1972 Bringing It All Back Home (Short) (producer)
 1971 S.W.A.L.K. (producer)
 1971 Peacemaking 1919 (Documentary) (producer)
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Other Works:

Book: The Undeclared War: The Struggle for Control of the World's Film Industry. With Neil Watson. London: HarperCollins, 1997. ISBN: 0002556758

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Putnam | Lord David Puttnam | Lord Puttnam | Sir David Puttnam

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Nothing good will happen while there are still cinemas that are shit heaps and critics who only like popular films when they are thirty years old. [1975] See more »


He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture. See more »

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