Ecosse Films is a British film and television production company based in London that first broadcast Mistresses.
Their first production was the 1997 film Mrs. Brown, starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly as her servant John Brown. Their most successful television production to date has been Monarch of the Glen, produced for BBC Scotland and screened on BBC One, which ran to seven series and chronicled events on a Scottish estate. Between 2008 and 2010 they have produced the BBC One hit series Mistresses.
Ecosse's international drama, Camelot, a 10 part series written by Michael Hurst and Chris Chibnall for Starz Channel and Channel 4 transmitted in 2011. It stars Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton and Eva Green. Ecosse has also produced RTÉ's hit series Raw, set in a hip Dublin restaurant, with a fourth series currently in production.
Ecosse has achieved international success with several films; Charlotte Gray starring Cate Blanchett, Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy, and Brideshead Revisited. The BAFTA nominated film Nowhere Boy, the teenage biopic of John Lennon directed by Sam Taylor-Wood premiered at the London Film Festival in 2009.
In 2011, Ecosse released The Decoy Bride, a romantic comedy about a famous celebrity wedding on a remote Scottish island and a local girl recruited to act as a decoy bride. Directed by Sheree Folkson, it starred David Tennant, Alice Eve and Kelly Macdonald. That same year they released Wuthering Heights directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Kaya Scodelario as Catherine Earnshaw and newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff. The world premiere is in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
Ecosse's core team includes founder Douglas Rae who remains executive-producer on all of Ecosse's films, company director and producer Robert Bernstein, and film development producer Matt Delargy .
List of Shows Edit
- Cape Wrath
- The Great Fire
- He Kills Coppers
- Life In Squares
- Life of Crime
- My Boy Jack
- Under the Greenwood Tree