David Aukin Productions


Trainspotting (1996)

★★★ Film ★★★

As Head of Film4 Aukin commissioned more than 100 features which between them won 7 Oscars and 19 BAFTAs plus numerous nominations; 2 Cannes Palme d’Ors; the Peabody Award in 2009 for Endgame, and an International Emmy and a Bafta for Film4 itself.


David Aukin Productions Ltd

Email: david@aukin.co.uk

Consultant and Executive Producer for
Film, Television and Theatre

Film4: 1990-1998


Prospero’s Books (1991)
Dir and writer (with Shakespeare): Peter Greenaway. Cast: John Gielguid, Michael Clark

Hear My Song (1991)
Dir and Writer: Peter Chelsom. Cast: Ned Beatty, Adrian Dunbar, Tara Fitzgerald

Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Dir: Isaac Julien. Writer: Paul Hallam, Isaac Julien

Riff Raff (1991)
Dir: Ken Loach. Writer: Bill Jesse. Winner FIPRESCI Prize Cannes FF 1991

The Crying Game (1992)
Dir and Writer: Neil Jordan. 5 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture; Neil Jordan won Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Prod: Stephen Woolley. Cast: Stephen Rea BAFTA winner for Best Actor, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson BAFTA winner for Best Supporting Actor, and Adrian Dunbar

Howards End (1992)
Dir: James Ivory. Writer: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala won Oscar Best Screenplay based on the novel by E.M. Forster. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson won Oscar for Best Actress, Vanessa Redgrave. Luciana Arrighi won Oscar for Best Art Direction

The Best Intentions (1992)
Dir: Bille August. Writer: Ingmar Bergman. Cast: Max von Sydow. Winner Palme d’Or Cannes Film Festival 1993

The Long Day Closes (1992)
Dir and Writer: Terence Davies

Damage (1992)
Dir: Louis Malle. Writer: David Hare based on the novel by Josephine Hart. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson

Raining Stones (1993)
Dir: Ken Loach. Writer: Jim Allen. Winner Jury Prize Cannes FF 1993

Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Dir: Gurinder Chadha. Writer: Meera Syall and Grinder Chadha

Naked (1993)
Winner of BAFTA Best British Film. Dir and Writer: Mike Leigh, winner Cannes Best Director. Cast: David Thewlis winner Cannes Best Actor, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Three Colours, Blue, Red and White (1993-4)
Dir and Writer: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Shallow Grave (1994)
Dir: Danny Boyle. Writer: John Hodge. Prod: Andrew Macdonald. Winner BAFTA Best British Film. Cast: Kerry Fox, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Keith Allen

The Madness of King George (1994)
Nominated for 14 BAFTA and won for Best Picture and Best British Film, Best Make-up and Hair, and Best Leading Actor. Dir: Nicholas Hytner. Writer: Alan Bennett. Prod: Stephen Evans and David Parfitt. Cast included: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren and Ian Holm. 4 Oscar nominations including Nigel Hawthorne, nominated for Best Leading Actor, and Ken Adam winner for Best Art Direction

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
11 BAFTA nominations and winner for: Best Film; Best Director Mike Newell; Hugh Leading Actor Hugh Grant; and Kristin Scott Thomas for Best Actress in a Supporting role. Writer: Richard Curtis, winner of Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Cast also included Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow Charlotte Coleman and John Hannah. The film was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture

Sister My Sister (1995)
Dir: Nancy Meckler. Writer: Wendy Kesselman. Cast: Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May

Land and Freedom (1995)
Dir: Ken Loach, winner of the Cannes FIPRESCI Prize. Writer Jim Allen. Cast: Ian Hart

Safe (1995)
Dir and Writer: Todd Haynes who received an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Cast included Julianne Moore

Trainspotting (1996)
Dir: Danny Boyle. Writer: John Hodge, winner of the BAFTA for adapted screenplay and also nominated for an Oscar. Prod: Andrew Macdonald. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin Mckidd, Robyle, Kelly Macdonald

Secrets and Lies (1996)
6 BAFTA nominations and winner for Best Film, for Best British Film. Mike Leigh for Best Original Screenplay and Brenda Blethyn for Best Actress in a Leading Role. It had 5 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and Marianne Jean Baptiste was the winner for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Dir and Writer: Mike Leigh. Other members of the cast included Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan. At the Cannes Film Festival Benda Blethyn won Best Actress and Mike Leigh the Palme d’Or

Brassed Off (1996)
Dir and Writer: Mark Herman, winner of WGGB Best screenplay. Cast: Peter Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor

Beautiful Thing (1996)
Dir: Hettie MacDonald. Writer: Jonathan Harvey

Fever Pitch (1997)
Dir: David Evans. Writer: Nick Hornby from his book. Cast: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell

Welcome to Saravejo (1997)
Dir: Michael Winterbottom. Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Michael Nicholson, from his book. Cast: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei

The Slab Boys (1997)
Dir and Writer: John Byrne

The Red Violin (1998)
Dir: Francois Girard. Writer: Don McKellar, Francois Girard. John Corigliano won Oscar for Best Music

The Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Dir: Todd Haynes, won Cannes Best Artistic Contribution. Writer: James Lyons and Todd Haynes. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale. Sandy Powell won BAFTA for Best Costume and was also nominated for an Oscar

Croupier (1998)
Dir: Mike Hodges. Writer: Paul Meyersberg. Cast: Clive Owen, Alex Kingston, Gina McKee

Elizabeth (1998)
Received 12 BAFTA nominations and won 5 including Best British Film; also 7 Oscar nominations and won one. Dir: Shekhar Kapur. Writer: Michael Hirst. Cast: Cate Blanchett, who won BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading role. Jenny Shircore won both an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Makeup, David Hirschfielder won BAFTA for Film Music, and Alexandra Byrne a BAFTA for Costumes

The Land Girls (1998)
Dir: David Leland. Writer: Keith Dewhurst, Angela Huth from her novel. Cast: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel

Hal Films: 1998-2000

Mansfield Park (1999)
Dir and Writer: Patricia Rozema from the novel by Jane Austen. Cast: Frances O’Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Harold Pinter

About Adam (2000)

Birthday Girl (2001)
Dir: Jezz Butterworth. Writer: Tom Butterworth, Jezz Butterworth Cast: Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, Ben Chaplin

Daybreak Pictures: 2003-2020

Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Dir: Stephen Frears. Writer: Martin Sherman Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly

Endgame (2009)
Single. Dir: Pete Travis. Writer: Paula Milne. Prod: Hal Vogel, David Aukin. Cast: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Dir: Roger Michell. Writer: Richard Nelson. Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams

True History of the Kelly Gang (2020)
Dir: Justin Kurzel. Writer: Shaun Grant based on the novel by Peter Carey. Cast: George McKay, Essie davis, Nicholas Hoult, Russell Crowe

Denmark (2020)

David Aukin Productions Ltd

Email: david@aukin.co.uk

Consultant and Executive Producer for
Film, Television and Theatre