Richard Holmes

Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Richard is a producer across film and television.

In 2017 he produced THE RITUAL for US director David Bruckner alongside Jonathan Cavendish and Andy Serkis' The Imaginarium, with eOne fully financing. Sierra/Affinity and WME sold the film to Netflix at TIFF in 2017 for RoW and it is now in profit. 

From 2013 to 2016, Richard managed the production funding for Creative England, backing fourteen fiction films and nine feature docs. His investments included Andrew Haig’s 45 YEARS, winner of two Golden Bears at the Berlinale 2015 and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, amongst many other accolades. He also invested in GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, ADULT LIFE SKILLS, CALIBRE, NOTES ON BLINDNESS, JAWBONE and UK indie-hit GOD'S OWN COUNTRY - the latter three were multi-BIFA nominated, and received BAFTA nominations for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

Before joining Creative England, Richard produced KEEPING ROSY in 2013, starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison. Steve Reeves, its debut director, was nominated at Fantasporto 2015 where Maxine Peake won the Best Actress award.

In 2011 and 2012 respectively, Richard produced Amit Gupta's debut feature JADOO and his follow up film RESISTANCE (based on the award-winning novel by Welsh poet and writer Owen Sheers). JADOO was selected as the closing night film of the Kulinaris section of the Berlinale and San Sebastian in 2013, while RESISTANCE picked up the Best Actress prize at the BAFTA Cymru awards in 2012 for Sharon Morgan's performance. 

In 2007, Richard produced James Watkins' debut genre feature EDEN LAKE with Christian Colson, starring Kelly Reilly and Oscar-nominee Michael Fassbender. The Weinstein Company released the film in the US and Pathe sold it worldwide. The film went onto become a cult hit, winning the audience award at Sitges, the International Fantasy Film Award at Fantasporto and the Best Horror award at the Empire Film Awards.

Earlier in his career, Richard co-wrote and produced Stefan Schwartz’s award-winning SHOOTING FISH, starring Kate Beckinsale. The film grossed over £4m in the UK alone. Richard then went on to produce Kirk Jones’ WAKING NED, which grossed $26m in the US and a further $25m+ worldwide. WAKING NED won Richard a nomination for a Producer’s Guild of America award and both SHOOTING FISH and WAKING NED are posting net profits.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

MIDAS MAN

2021

StudioPow and Trevor Beattie Films

- Consulting Producer
- Starring Emily Watson, Eddie Marsen, Omari Douglas

THE RITUAL

2017

The Imaginarium / eOne / Netflix

- PRODUCER
- Director: David Bruckner
- Writer: Joe Barton
- Cast: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

2017

Shudder Films / Inflammable Films / Magic Bear Productions / Creative England / BFI

- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
- Producers: Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
- Writer/Director: Francis Lee
- Cast: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones

NOTES ON BLINDNESS

2016

Archers Mark / Creative England / BFI / Agat Films & Cie

- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
- Producers: Mike Brett, Jo Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Alex Usborne
- Writer/Director: Peter Middleton & James Spinney

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

2016

Poison Chef / Altitude / Creative England / BFI

- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
- Producers: Camille Gatin, Angus Lamont
- Director: Colm McCarthy
- Writer: Mike Carey
- Cast: Sennia Nanua, Paddy Considine, Fisayo Akinade, Gemma Arterton, Dominique Tipper, Glenn Close

45 YEARS

2015

The Bureau / Creative England / BFI / Film4

- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
- Producer: Tristan Goligher
- Writer/Director: Andrew Haigh
- Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

KEEPING ROSY

2014

Redemption Films

- PRODUCER
- Director: Steve Reeves
- Writer: Mike Oughton & Steve Reeves
- Cast: Maxine Peake, Blake Harrison

JADOO

2013

Jadoo Films

- PRODUCER
- Writer/Director: Amit Gupta
- Cast: Ray Panthaki, Nikesh Patel, Adeel Akhtar, Amara Karan

RESISTANCE

2011

Resistance Films

- PRODUCER
- Director: Amit Gupta
- Writer: Amit Gupta & Owen Sheers
- Cast: Michael Sheen, Iwan Rheon, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Dreymon

EDEN LAKE

2008

Celador Films

- PRODUCER
- Writer/Director: James Watkins
- Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell, Thomas Turgoose

WAKING NED

1998

Chrysalis Film / Fox Searchlight Pictures

- PRODUCER
- Writer/Director: Kirk Jones
- Cast: David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt
- PGA Nomination for Outstanding Producer

SHOOTING FISH

1997

Chrysalis Films

- PRODUCER & CO-WRITER
- Director: Stefan Schwartz
- Co-Writer: Stefan Schwartz
- Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stewart Townsend, Dan Futterman

SOFT TOP HARD SHOULDER

1992

Gruber Bros

- PRODUCER
- Director: Stefan Schwartz
- Writer: Peter Capaldi
- Cast: Peter Capaldi, Frances Barber, Richard Wilson, Phyllis Logan