Ecosse Films is a multi award-winning production company, specialising in high-quality drama for film and television, producing 12 films and over 300 hours of network television for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Showtime, Starz Channel and WGBH.
Ecosse produced the hugely successful film Mrs Brown, starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly, which won a Golden Globe, several BAFTAS and two Oscar nominations.
Ecosse has also produced numerous TV series including BBC1'S acclaimed long-running drama Monarch of the Glen (72 hours) and more recently the BBC 1 hit series Mistresses, produced by Ecosse as a 13 part series for the American network ABC.
Diana is the latest film to be produced by Ecosse Films. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Oscar nominated film Downfall), written by Stephen Jeffreys and starring the Oscar nominated actress Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, the film focuses on the last two years of Princess Diana's life.
Next in production is Girls Night Out. Directed by Julian Jarrold the film is a fairy tale re-imagining of V.E. Day in 1945, when Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
Ecosse has two four-part dramas currently in production. For Sky Atlantic HD, Ecosse is producing Fleming, featuring Dominic Cooper as Bond creator Ian Fleming, with a supporting cast including Lara Pulver, Annabelle Wallis, Lesley Manville, Anna Chancellor, Samuel West and Rupert Evans. Great Fire of London is Ecosse's brand new period drama, written by political editor Tom Bradby and produced for ITV. The scale and ambition of the drama will be immense as the story follows the lives and loves of both historical and fictional characters in a world where, on the surface, the rich have everything and the poor have nothing.
Ecosse has achieved international success with several films; Charlotte Gray starring Cate Blanchett, Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy, Brideshead Revisited starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon, and the global family hit The Water Horse.
The BAFTA nominated film Nowhere Boy, the teenage biopic of John Lennon directed by Sam Taylor-Wood starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Marie Duff and Aaron Johnson, premiered at the London Film Festival in 2009 to exceptional reviews and was released in 2010 in the US by The Weinstein Company.
New film productions in development include a biopic about Florence Nightingale and an unlikely love story, Hampstead Heath.