The Team

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Mark Bentley
Head of Drama

Mark is one of the founders of Oxford Film and Television.

Whilst at University he made Privileged starring Hugh Grant. He subsequently set up and ran the Lloyds Bank Screen-Writing Competition which discovered film director David Kane amongst others. He was Executive Producer on Restless Natives for EMI and subsequently worked on Promised Land (Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan). He was Associate Producer on Sisters (Jennifer Connelly) and Crooked Hearts for MGM. Next he co-produced Oxford Films' Oscar-winning feature Restoration (Robert Downey, Meg Ryan, Sam Neill & Hugh Grant) for Miramax.

Together with Nicolas Kent he produced the TV dramas Underground, The Temptation of Franz Schubert and Second Generation (Parminder Nagra) and Bradford Riots for Channel 4. He produced Footprints in the Snow (Caroline Quentin, Kevin Whately) for ITV and most recently the multi-award winning festival favourite The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister for the BBC.

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Nicolas Kent
Creative Director

Nick is one of the founders of Oxford Film and Television.

Whilst still at University he founded Stills magazine, which he published and edited until moving into television with BAFTA-winning documentary series Naked Hollywood. He has subsequently produced and executive produced numerous documentary series and singles including the BAFTA winners The Vampire’s Life and This is Modern Art. Nick also produced the feature film Hilary & Jackie starring Emily Watson as the cellist Jacqueline du Pre, which was nominated for 5 BAFTAs and 2 Oscars. Together with Mark Bentley, he produced the TV dramas Second Generation and Bradford Riots for Channel 4, Footprints in the Snow for ITV, and the multi-award winning festival favourite The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister for the BBC.

More recently, Nick has produced a range of outstanding presenter-led documentaries including The American Future: A History with Simon Schama (which won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award), Emmy Award-winning The Mona Lisa Curse with Robert Hughes, and the Genius of British Art with Jon Snow, David Starkey, Janet Street-Porter, Gus Caseley-Hayford, Howard Jacobsen and Sir Roy Strong, which was nominated for an RTS Award.

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Annie Lee
Director of Production

Annie started her career in commercials in 1987 working with Ray Rathborne Films. She moved into documentaries and worked for 6 years from 1989 with Windfall Films and in 1995 she left to set up a production company with David Hickman Films to produce a major 10 part award winning series ‘The Ultimate Guide….’ for Discovery Communications. She then worked as a Programme Finance Manager with Discovery US based in the UK to supervise their commissioned programming here which constituted over 70% of their output.

In 1999 she came to Oxford Film and Television to Line Produce ‘Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore’ and Terry Jones Medieval Lives. In 2004 she became Director of Production and has since been actively involved in all of Oxford’s productions.

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Patrick Forbes
Head of Documentaries

Patrick is one of Britain’s leading documentary film makers, with a particular commitment to quality of image and depth of analysis. He has directed the The Real Cracker, Battle Of The Robots, BAFTA-winning National Trust, English Heritage, and Grierson-winner Russian Godfathers. He executive produced Wine and the Lost World of Tyntesfield.

He began his career as a researcher on the ground-breaking investigative series Secret Society, where he was arrested and briefly held for alleged violations of the Official Secrets Act. He then worked as a producer in current affairs for two years, making the first independent investigations for Panorama before joining OFTV .

More recently Patrick provided us with a unique behind the scenes insight into the workings of Britain’s police force in the BAFTA and Grierson Award-winning series The Force for Channel 4. In 2011 he documented the post-quake rebuild of Haiti’s capital in From Haiti’s Ashes.

About Us

Oxford Film and Television is an independent film and television production company with an international reputation for quality film-making.

The company has produced over a hundred hours of high quality drama, docu-drama and documentaries on a wide variety of subjects for the BBC, Channel Four, ITV, PBS, Showtime, Lifetime, A&E, HBO, Bravo, ABC Australia, Discovery and The Learning Channel. The company has also produced six feature films including the Oscar-winning Restoration and the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Hilary and Jackie.

Oxford has won many awards for its productions including two Oscars, four BAFTAs, two Indies, an RTS award, the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and a Cable ACE.