World leading British directors and producers appointed to London 2012 Ceremonies team

Thursday 17, June 2010


World leading British directors and producers appointed to London 2012 Ceremonies team


Leading British names from the world of film, including Oscar-winning Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry, will direct and produce the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


Four award-winning, experienced creatives will form a team of Executive Producers to oversee the Ceremonies:


  • Stephen Daldry, Oscar winning film and theatre director is Executive Producer, Creative
  • Mark Fisher, concert, theatre and Beijing 2008 Games designer as Executive Producer, Design
  • Hamish Hamilton, Grammy and BAFTA award nominated TV director as Executive Producer, Broadcast
  • Catherine Ugwu, Producer for the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006, the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 as Executive Producer, Production


Danny Boyle, Oscar winning British filmmaker and producer, will be the Artistic Director for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Artistic Directors for the Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Ceremonies will also be appointed.


3 Mills Studio in East London will be used as the London 2012 Ceremonies Production Centre. Located near the Olympic Park it has a rich cultural heritage and currently attracts up-and-coming artists and talent.


Sebastian Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: ‘These Games are bringing together world-class British talent. Each one of these individuals would hold their own on the worldwide stage and they are joining names like children’s author Michael Morpurgo who has created the story behind our highly successful mascots. We are delighted with the team we have brought together to deliver our Ceremonies in 2012.’



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