Jonathan Cavendish has been active in the film and television industry for almost thirty years, since overseeing the marketing and advertising for the launch of Channel Four in 1982.
Jonathan’s first movie, December Bride, produced in 1987, won 21 international awards, including a Special Jury Prize at the European Film Awards. This was followed by a long and varied list of hit film and television productions.
2001 saw the release of two extraordinarily successful films produced by Jonathan. Croupier, starring Clive Owen cost just $3 million and became the most successful independent film release of the year in the United States, as well as appearing in every major US publication’s Top Ten list. Bridget Jones’s Diary starred Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, and grossed $290 million worldwide. It gathered an array of international awards including five Golden Globe nominations and an Oscar nomination. It was followed by Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, which grossed $280 million worldwide on its release in 2005. A third Bridget Jones movie is due for release in 2012.
His other critically acclaimed films include Elizabeth: The Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush and Samantha Morton; Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Bernard and Doris, starring Academy Award winners Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes; and All Good Children, directed by Alicia Duffy, which premiered in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2010.