UK film industry veteran was the founding CEO of British Screen and chairman of BAFTA; his credits included Comrades
Respected UK producer and film industry figure Simon Relph
has died at age 76.
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), of which Relph was a former chairman, announced it was saddened to hear of his death.
We are deeply saddened to learn that filmmaker and former Chair of BAFTA Simon Relph
has passed away pic.twitter.com/jNkg2XuUku
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) October 31, 2016
Relph was born into cinema. He was the son of the prolific art designer, producer and writer Michael Relph
, best known for his long-time collaboration with UK director Basil Dearden
, and grandson of the celebrated English actor George Relph
, a star of the stage and big screen.
At the time of his birth in 1940, his father was an art director at Ealing Studios
, an activity which would eventually expand into producing and some 30 credits including