Gail Egan is a qualified barrister and practised commercial law at Lincoln’s Inn before joining Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance. She then worked for the international media group Carlton Communications.
In 2000 she joined Simon Channing Williams in forming Potboiler Productions and together produced such films as Doug McGrath’s Nicholas Nickleby, De-Lovely with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd, Fernando Meirelles’ Blindness, starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, Man About Dog with director, Paddy Breathnach, Brothers of the Head with directors. Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe, and Fernando Meirelles’ award winning film, The Constant Gardener, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, who won an Oscar for her performance in the film.
More recently Gail has helped establish Potboiler as one of the leading independent production companies in Europe, producing Anton Corbijn’s John le Carré adaptation – A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams and the following le Carré novel, Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White starring Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgaard, Naomie Harris and Damien Lewis. In 2013 she produced Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci and in 2014 Trespass Against Us starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.
Gail also works with Mike Leigh’s Thin Man Films and has executive produced Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year and most recently, Mr. Turner.
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