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Vale – Simon Channing-Williams

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Simon Channing-Williams - 1945-2009

Quick mention today of the passing of one of Britains top producers, Simon Channing-Williams.

Mr Channing-Williams was the producer behind such cinematic greats as The Constant Gardener, Vera Drake, and Topsy Turvy. Channing-Williams was the production partner with director Mike Leigh for Thin Man Productions, which made many of Leighs later films, including those mentioned above, as well as Naked, Secrets & Lies, and Happy-Go-Lucky. Many of Mr Channing-Williams’ films had won, or been nominated for, various Academy Awards.

Mr Channing-Williams died yesterday (Australian time) aged 64, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney’s keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them.

Never blessed with a body worthy of a porn star, nor being the heir to a wealthy industrialists fortune, nor suffering the tragedy of having his parents murdered outside a Gotham theater, Rodney is, contrary to popular opinion, neither Ron Jeremy, JD Rockefeller, or Batman.

As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney’s love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.