Tim Bevan

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Birth Name: Tim Bevan
Born: 1958
Birth Place: New Zealand

The New Zealand-born, British-educated Bevan broke into film and TV in 1983 when he formed a producing partnership with Sarah Radclyffe that eventually grew into Working Title Films in 1985. That same year, they produced Stephen Frears' "My Beautiful Laundrette" originally for Channel 4, but successful festival screenings led to its international release. The center to the story was the love affair between a young man of Pakistani descent and his long-time British friend also marked the screenwriting debut of Hanif Kureishi and catapulted Daniel Day-Lewis to stardom. Frears and Kureishi later collaborated on the controversial "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" (1987), also produced under Working Tit... Continue Bio >>

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