Nik Powell

  • Birthplace: Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire, England in 1950
Nik Powell

In the early 1970's Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson. In 1982 Powell went into partnership with Stephen Woolley and together they formed Palace Video, followed by Palace Pictures, and then Palace roductions. Powell has acted as Executive Producer on all of Palace's productions including Neil Jordan's COMPANY OF WOLVES, Oscar nominated and Cannes award winning MONA LISA, Neil Jordan's multi Oscar winning (Best Screenplay) THE CRYING GAME.  In 1992 Nik and Stephen formed production company Scala, responsible for Terence Davies' THE NEON BIBLE, Shane Meadows' TWENTYFOUR: SEVEN, Mark Herman's Oscar and Golden Globe nominated LITTLE VOICE, Fred Schepisis' LAST ORDERS starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, Helen Mirren, David Hemmings and Ray Winstone, Charles Dance's LADIES IN LAVENDER, starring Dame Judi Dench, Dame
Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolis and Daniel Brühl and Nik also executive produced CALENDAR GIRLS. Nik was appointed Director of the National Film and Television School in 2005, although he remains non-executive chairman of Scala Productions.

In 2011, Nik Powell was made a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

He is also:

A Trustee of BAFTA and Chairman of the Bafta Film
Member of the US academy: AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Director of the board of the National Film and Television School and Chairman of its Film Investment Fund Committee

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