Richard Johns


Richard is one of the UK’s leading and most respected TV and film producers. Bringing vast experience and contacts worldwide he is renowned for his global vision and entrepreneurial approach to scripted content creation, plus his ability to attract the finest talent across the board from A-list stars to discovering exciting new international writers, directors and actors.

Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, Richard went to Oxford University to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1983 for a Bachelor of Arts. His working career started at Procter and Gamble in Brand Management, which he left to co-found one of the UK’s first independent television production companies following the UK government’s Broadcasting Act 1990. His first feature film, KILLING TIME, sold to Columbia TriStar in 1995 for worldwide rights and continues in global distribution now more than 20 years since it was first released.

In his early TV career he produced ground-breaking drama discovering a raft of new writers and directors including Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, GAME OF THRONES, BLACK SAILS) and Bharat Nalluri (SPOOKS, HUSTLE, LIFE ON MARS).

Richard has produced and co-produced a string of high profile independent British, American and international feature films including the double Academy Award-nominated thriller-drama SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE starring John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe and Eddie Izzard, the Orlando Bloom/Billie Piper comedy vehicle THE CALCIUM KID with Working Title Films, and psychological drama LIKE MINDS with Tom Sturridge and Toni Collette and Eddie Redmayne.

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