16 Facts About Jeremy Thomas


Jeremy Thomas produced Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, which won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Picture.


Jeremy Thomas's father was director Ralph Thomas, while his uncle Gerald Thomas directed all of the films in the Carry On franchise.


Jeremy Thomas then returned to England to produce Jerzy Skolimowski's The Shout, which won the Grand Prix de Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.


Jeremy Thomas' films are all highly individual and his independence of spirit has paid off both artistically and commercially.


In 1986, Jeremy Thomas produced Bernardo Bertolucci's epic, The Last Emperor, an independently financed project that was three years in the making.


In 1997 Jeremy Thomas directed All the Little Animals, starring John Hurt and Christian Bale, which was in Official Selection at Cannes.


In 2010, Jeremy Thomas premiered Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing and Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins at the Venice Film Festival, both of which he executive-produced.


Jeremy Thomas executive-produced Wim Wenders' 3D dance film Pina, which premiered at the 2011 Berlinale.


At Cannes 2011, Jeremy Thomas premiered Takashi Miike's new film, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, the first 3D film to show in Competition.


In 2014, Thomas released Jim Jarmusch's vampire opus Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and John Hurt, and Richard Shepard's black comedy Dom Hemingway starring Jude Law, Richard E Grant, Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke.


In 1998, Jeremy Thomas founded his international sales arm, HanWay Films, to service his own productions.


Jeremy Thomas was Chairman of the British Film Institute from August 1992 until December 1997 and has been the recipient of many awards throughout the world, including the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema from BAFTA, and the European Film Award for Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema.


Jeremy Thomas has been President of the Jury at Tokyo Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival and has served on the main jury at Cannes.


Jeremy Thomas was made a Life Fellow of the British Film Institute in 2000.


Jeremy Thomas was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours.


Jeremy Thomas was made Honorary Associate of London Film School.